Post # 1
All my wedding planning is done. Favors are bagged, programs are being printed. But I cannot get the idea out of my head that I HAVE to have a dance floor. We didn’t get one because we said, why? The room is big enough… put some tables around the edge of the room, and call it a party. But the more I envision my first dance, I really would love to have one… what to do? I looked into renting one, since my space doesn’t offer one, and it would be $500-600 dollars (!)
Post # 3
What is the floor like? Hardwood, tile, or carpet?
If it is carpet I would say invest in the dancefloor, if it is a hard floor I would say leave it as is!
Post # 4
depends on the space, like FMM said above.. if it’s already hard, don’t worry about it! maybe get a big ol’ dance floor decal? or do something to make the space special, like lighting. You can come in way under 500 with those things and it’d look just as cool.
Post # 5
There’s my issue, the room is carpeted. It’s not padded underneath so it’s pretty hard, but carpeted nontheless!
$600 is soooo much… and I can’t bring myself to ask my already strung out mother to spend another penny. Maybe I’ll have to convince Fi… hmmm
Post # 6
How important is dancing to the success of your wedding? If you’re envisioning a packed dance party, then I say go for it. It is harder to dance on carpet, so fewer people might do it. I think some of the venues I looked at with carpet actually required you to have a dance floor.
If it’s just for your first dance, then you probably don’t need one.
Post # 7
I think it depends on your budget. If you’re total budget is $1k-$2k, then I think it’s too much too spend. If your total budget is higher, then it’s not unreasonable, but still unnecessary. We danced on carpet for our first dance, and NO ONE was looking at the floor. It wasn’t hard to dance on, and we don’t regret foregoing the dance floor AT ALL. It really is just one of those things you convince yourself you “need” but in the end, all you “need” is space to dance!