(Closed) Backyard Wedding in May with No Dance Floor?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Can I go without a dance floor?
    Yes : (31 votes)
    72 %
    No : (10 votes)
    23 %
    Other suggestion (see my comment below) : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2083 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I definitely think no dance floor is fine for an outdoor wedding. People can shake it in the dirt, grass, or on a dance floor 🙂 I’m pretty sure that knowing it is an outdoor wedding women especially would be conscious of their shoe options too. I wouldn’t worry about it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I don’t think it’ll be awful without one. People don’t have to dance, or can dance on the ground!

    However – are you sure there’s not a cheaper solution than the $400 astroturf? That’s pretty outrageous. You could try researching other surfaces you could buy. I don’t know much about this, but surely you could buy a bunch of used carpet to go under the floor for less than $400? No one would see it, right? There MUST be a better solution.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3126 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I am having a backyard wedding, no dance floor. I felt weird about having a DJ and making everyone dance in the grass, so I think we may cancel the DJ and do an iPod. My reasoning has more to do with the fact that our wedding will be over by 5 pm than the lack of dance floor. I say go for it- people who want to dance will do so no matter what. I am doing a flip flop basket for favors. As far as the fire goes, I think it depends on your crowd. If you want more people out dancing, I would wait to do the fire. If you know some people won’t be dancing anyway, you could have the fire going to keep them entertained.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @baldor1: I think you will be fine since it’s an outdoor wedding. I like your idea of having flip flops and if you haven’t already, you may want to post a pic of the venue on your wedding website (if you have one) so that the guests know what to expect.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1555 posts
    Bumble bee

    I meant to vote yes. You can go without one in that setting. Gorgeous BTW!

    Post # 9
    Member
    759 posts
    Busy bee

    It’s flat and open, I don’t think you need a dance floor.  And like a pp suggested, maybe putting a pic of the venue on your website for guests would be a great idea.  Then guests will have an idea of what type of shoes to wear. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Seems fine to do without.  I like the flip flop idea, and letting people know that its a dirt ground so they can wear proper shoes/ attire.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    That makes sense, but I still think they’re trying to overcharge you. You can buy carpet or astroturf for much less, and still allow for their (kind of bizarre) 2-ft rule. Have you checked out other vendors? I’ve seen plenty of outdoor dance floors that aren’t surrounded by astroturf. They just start suddenly. There must be other options. But as I and others have said, I don’t think you NEED a dancefloor… but if you do want one, I still think it’s outrageous that you should pay $400 for ugly green carpet, yaknow?

    Post # 13
    Member
    759 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    its like were twins!

    i too am getting married may 7th and our reception started off as a casual back yard reception but it has kind of evolved. Future Father-In-Law is going to build us a dance floor.

    and we too are also having a night ceremony/wedding.

    we are having a canopy (a $700 cost we didnt plan!) and lighting it with white lights and paper lanterns.

    i think it would be kind of neat if you could somehow have a dance area sectioned off by a canopy of lights or soemthign like that!

    maybe with paper lanterns…

     

    or maybe something like the middle section of this photo. and you of course dont need the tents if you have somethign else to hold it up…

     

    Post # 14
    Member
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i would put up 4 posts and string lights from them to frame the dance floor area. i’ve heard that people are hesitant to start dancing at weddings if there’s no clearly demarcated dance floor.

    The topic ‘Backyard Wedding in May with No Dance Floor?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors