Post # 1
I’m having a small destination wedding of 30 people and although my friends dance from time to time (and I’ve seen them do it at weddings), I’m worried that they just won’t be in the mood if there aren’t enough people on the dance floor.
I’d like to hear experiences from:
1) People who had small weddings (did people dance?)
2) People whose guests didn’t dance (a few people on the dance floor at most)
How did this make you feel? Is no dancing really a big deal? I absolutely LOVE dancing (it’s my favourite part of a wedding) but I realized that by having a small wedding, I may be setting myself up for disaster.
Any words of widsom or just some shared experiences?
Post # 3
While my wedding was not as small as yours as a whole, my guests are not dancers, really. And the majority left after the cake cutting because they were needing to drive two hours home. So in the end, the size was about the same as yours.
And you know what? It was fine. My DJ gave the advice before the wedding that the guests go where the bride and groom go. So early on you and your groom need to be on that floor, and that will encourage everyone else to join you. If you have a wedding party, ask that they stay strong in the beginning to kick off the night. It worked well for us.
Sometimes the dance floor did wane, and it was alright. We stood around chatting for a song or two while just a couple danced. Then we’d go right back out there. I was so worried about that being awkward, but it wasn’t at all. Don’t fret!
Post # 3
My wedding was larger than this, but as my family and friends are mostly social ballroom dancers, the floor was almost too full at times. I think a dance floor with more room can be a very enjoyable thing. Space is good. It’s nice to not have to worry about bumping into somebody else, being able to take large travelling steps, turning without worrying that you’ll step on somebody’s toes, and moving your arms without fear of decapitating a fellow dancer.
I guess my problem was the opposite of yours: too many people on the floor at the same time and a resulting lack of space.
I’d say that you should enjoy your wedding, and just dance, especially if it’s your favourite pastime.
Post # 4
Get everyone on the dancefloor with a group line dance enough people know to teach the others on the spot. Then follow that up with portions of really good songs to keep the momentum going. If you can make the room dark and moody. And ask guests to suggest songs beforehand that they guarantee will get them to dance. As the songs are played have the DJ shout out the person who requested it. Make sure you and your hubby are dancing. People will follow your lead.
If all that fails a wedding without dancing is still is a wedding.
Post # 5
mscuppycake: I have been to plenty of weddings where people didn’t dance, and it seemed awkward. Like, they were trying to get people to dance, but they just didn’t.
Neither of us like to dance, so we’re not having dancing. We will have our first dance, then the mother/son & father/daughter dance, but after that, no more dancing at all.
I’m having a relatively small wedding. Between 80-90 people.
Post # 6
We’re having a destination wedding of around 30 people and we’re worried about the same thing as well!!