Post # 1
Our venue is technically a county park with some historical buildings and a garden. Since it’s a park it closes at sunset and we have to have everything out by 7:30pm. While I would have loved to have an evening reception with twinkling lights and candles, I still loved the venue and it’s affordable enough so I can afford all the other fun things that are important to me. One of those things is having a live band. I think a live band at a wedding will be TONS of fun, well I should say the RIGHT kind of band. Anyway, do you think anyone will still dance eventhough we will be outside in the daylight? I just want everyone to have a good time, maybe sing along to a few fun tunes, and dance if the mood strikes. Am I nuts to expect that? Should I just scrap the band idea and have some mellow background music and thereby change the whole atmosphere I envisioned? Or keep the band and who cares if people dance or not?
Post # 3
I like the idea of having a band, just make sure they feed of the energy of the crowd. If people want to mingle, ask them to be more low key. If people want to dance, tell them to amp it up!
Post # 4
@AlwaysSunny: That’s an excellent point! I think the band I chose will be pretty good at reading the crowd. And I think they’d be able to get people involved and up off their chairs! Thanks!
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
One key to wedding dancing- if you and DH are on the dance floor, your guests will follow! 🙂
Post # 6
No, you’re not crazy at all. An afternoon dance is called a tea dance, and used to be very common as it was cheaper and more relaxed than an evening affair. You wrote that your wedding will be at a park, and the only thing I would caution you about is the dance floor. It’s virtually impossible to dance on grass, but any smooth surface will suffice. I’ll see if I can find some images to provide a bit of inspiration.
Post # 7
@Persephone: I would worry about that too. There is actually a 30 X 30 concrete square that will serve as the dance floor where the band will set up. I can’t WAIT!