- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
I am debating the whole dance section of my wedding planning. I have been to several weddings where the only people on the dance floor, aside from the bride/groom dances, are the bride and her maids. And briefly on and off. Mostly the dances tend to fizzle off and people make their exits or stand around awkwardly, unable to mingle or even fake mingle anymore because the music is too loud.
There was one wedding I went to that provided unlimited wine and beer to their guests, and consisted of two big, wealthy families coming together in matrimony…and they boogied! It was awesome, but I’ve never seen it happen again. That will not be us.
My fiance’s family and my family…we aren’t big on dancing. His side of the family do not drink at all, either, and my side are casual drinkers only. I expect it will be an even more awkward version of the first kind of dance, and part of me wants to have background music and mingling only, and an earlier night. So my question is, when all is said in done, is there a way to ensure people are enjoying the dance? Have you been to receptions without a dance? Would you enjoy going to one? I’ve always wondered. Any input is appreciated!