(Closed) What to do if most of my guests aren’t the dancing type?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Have a band and a good emcee.

Then if you’re worried maybe have some activities for people who wouldn’t dance. Cute table games like I Spy with disposable cameras, cootie catchers, trivia cards, etc.

You can always nix the dance floor all together if you don’t think it’ll work for you.

We’re not having dancing or alcohol (no reason, just neither of us–or most of our guests–are super into it). So there are definitely options.

Don’t worry about making your day just like everybody elses. It should reflect your own personality not anybody elses.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@kala_way:what are cootie catchers?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you can’t have alcohol, stick to mostly slow songs.  A lot of people that dance when they have a few drinks, won’t dance as much if there’s no alcohol.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@arclee: Those things you make in elementary school where you count and pull up the flaps to tell fortunes and things.

If you google it, there are a lot of cute ideas to incorporate them into weddings.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@kala_way: haha we always just called them paper fortune tellers…

You could always just have like a classical band/quartet or something going on in the background. That would allow people to slow dance if they wanted or not dance at all?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think it depends on the type of music you select, amount of alcohol being served, where the dance floor is positioned, the ambience and whether the bride and groom are dancing much (and of course whether people are the dancing type or not!)

A mix of slow romantic songs and quicker fun dancing songs tends to get people up there. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Socialize (aka the art of conversation)?  I would hope that adults could entertain themselves without music or booze. 

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