Post # 1
I am DIYing it to death. Our reception venue is actually a restaurant…with carpet. My fiancee is insistent that we rent a dance floor. However, just because we have money in the budget for this doesn’t mean that I want to spend it all. I’d like to have some left over to go toward a down payment for a house or something else that we NEED. Is it necessary to rent a dance floor, or can you dance on carpet? I am hestiant to rent a floor because at nearly every wedding I have been to, hardly anyone danced. I figure that people will kick their shoes off anyway and would be fine on carpet. Although, I know the carpet doesn’t allow for one to glide across the floor.
Is there a way we can make our own dance floor? Has anyone done this?
Post # 3
I don’t know about DIYing a dance floor, but I do know that I’m really not a fan of dancing on carpet. Either you keep your shoes on and stress your ankles with the friction or you go barefoot and end up with wicked blisters on the balls of your feet. Or at least that’s my experience… Then again, if your guests aren’t really the dancing type maybe it’s not a high priority and you can do without. I think it’s very situation specific.
We’ll be renting a dance floor, and considered renting two, but then again, we love to dance.
Post # 4
I am wondering about this same topic – however we are having an outdoor ceremony (just renting a tent), so we will be on grass . it saves a lot of money not having to rent the flooring (i figured it at about $900, for 21’x24′). i think you will be fine dancing on the carpet – as long as you don’t have any avid moonwalkers haha! i agree with you that most people kick their shoes off for the dancing part anyways.