Post # 1
Hi all! New bee and super excited!! 😀
Now FH, I was talking to Mr. P and he said that his idea is a formal reception, not a dance party (we’ve both not hugely into it)We’re looking into doing the big entrance, sit down dinner, with music playing in the background and all other regular traditions, there will be dancing but no real pro DJ and not really loud, “bass”y sort of stuff, more a romantic feel with couple dancing and little cute songs and such.
The receptions going from 5-8 if that helps
I was wondering did any other bees do this? Were your guests bored? How did you entertain them? Did everyone seem happy?
Post # 3
@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
@TipsyTeaPot: I don’t know…..I am pondering this same question.
Post # 5
@Minnow: That would be awesome if you could let me know what you find, I’ve also been researching that you have music that reflects you, something a little fun but its not my style to scream out “lets get drunk and do drugs” songs, haha, also with the first dance, we want that too! I think we’ll be going with having sweet, corney romanctic songs some upbeat some couple dancing and just include that in the theme, ugh, I don’t know my heads in a swirl! Hahah
Post # 6
@thumpurr: Its so hard to find the blance but everyone knows you can’t please everyone. from researching I think the best bet is to reflect the couple and have their favourite songs in the background 🙂