(Closed) App table vs. first dance

posted 12 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Could they maybe move the appetizer table right before the entrance, let you have the dance, the replace it until dinner is over?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I can’t imagine the table takes up the entire dance floor.  Can’t they put it in one corner so there is still room for you guys to dance?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think there will still be space on the dance floor for you to dance next to the table, no?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t know what your DJs pitch was, but we waited until after dinner to do our first dance and it was perfect timing.  We had a big choreographed medley so I too was really looking forward to the first dance, it was one of my favorite parts of the day! 

Right at the end of dinner we hit the dance floor for our first dance and then the DJ opened the floor for everyone to dance.  Having had dinner, some drinks and toasts by then, our guests were very ready to party and it felt like perfect timing! 

If you can’t figure out what to do with the table, don’t sweat it.  You are the bride, all eyes will be on you no matter when you dance! 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@marjojo: Well if you can’t move the table or share the dance floor then your options are to wait to have the first dance (which isn’t so bad) or nix the appetizers. There aren’t really any other options.

Just as a side note, I’m sure you can notify the workers like 15 minutes ahead of time to move the table and then when they are done, do your dance. I can’t imagine it will be a spectacle to move a table.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yeah, after your follow up posts your only option is to be hold off on the dance until after dinner.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I imagine the DJ’s pitch had to do with captive audiences and how the only way to have one is to withhold dinner until you’ve completed the “look at me” stuff.  Well, I think you could wait until after dinner to have your first dance.  People will still be seated because the DJ will be playing mellow dinner music at that time, and they’ll be full and happy.  I think waiting until after dinner makes a good transition from dinner to dance party.  You have your first dance and then everyone else gets invited to join you.  You could have the toasts during dinner.

I guess one of my biggest pet peeves as a wedding guest is having to wait too long between being seated at the reception and getting to eat.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We waited until after dinner. It got everyone onto the dance floor that way.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

It sounds like you would like us to tell you that it’s OK to skip the apps.  And if people are going to eat dinner as soon as the intro and the dance is over..  I think it is fine to skip the veggie plate.

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