Will people dance at a daytime reception?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve never been to a daytime reception, so I honestly don’t know, but I am kind of doubtful that people would dance.  Having a musician, maybe a pianist or small band, playing during the reception would be a nice touch though for background music.

Post # 4
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Moraz:  A brunch reception doesn’t strike me as a “dance party” kind of affair. I’d have music there with a DJ but lower my expectations and not expect a big crowd on the dance floor.

Post # 5
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Moraz:  I’ve been at daytime receptions where people danced; even dry ones. But it won’t be the same as an evening reception and you may have to recruit a few of your more outgoing friends or relatives to get things started.

Post # 6
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We’re doing the same thing, with our venue ending at 3 and an open bar!  

I am actually super THRILLED, it means we get the whole evening to ourselves and we won’t be totally pooped!

I’m sure there will be plenty of people dancing and having a great time just the same as an evening wedding.


Congrats daytime twinsie!

Post # 7
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Moraz:  It really depends on your guests!  We’re having our brunch reception from 12-5 (12-2 is “cocktail hour”/food/mimosas and bloody marys/etc) and a friend is DJing from 2-5.  We have so many friends who seriously want to dance that there was no question. 

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