(Closed) A formal occassion??

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TipsyTeaPot:  Hello! I just wanted to mention that I’m in the same boat as you: my family are all pretty shy people, even when heavily libated and dancing just isn’t something that everyone does. My cousin recently got married and for most of the reception the bridal party were the only people out on the floor, with the 100-or-so person reception largely looking on and yelling over the DJ to have conversations. I definitely want to avoid this at my reception! I know most of my family won’t dance, and there are only a handful of friends out there who will be at all interested in getting loose and cutting a rug. 

I’m searching for the perfect balance as well – I want to have music so that people can dance if they wish, but I don’t want it to drown out conversation. I don’t want the dance floor to be in the middle of the reeption because I don’t want people to feel like it’s supposed to be the main event. And I don’t want the 75% of my guests who won’t dance to feel like leaving after the cake because they’re bored. Likewise, I don’t want the 25% of guests who were really looking forward to shaking their booties to get bored and leave because the dancing is lame. And I really don’t want people standing around wondering if they should dance or not!

Augh! What a conundrum. On top of that, Dear Fiance and I really want to have a first dance. How to balance all of this? I’ll certainly keep you updated if I start coming up with ideas. 

Post # 4
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@TipsyTeaPot:  I don’t know…..I am pondering this same question.


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