Post # 17
If it doesn’t really matter whether you do it or not, I would say don’t do it. It will be one less thing to stress about. All the weddings that I’ve been to have not had this. The only time that I’ve seen this is when I was researching fun dances as the first dance and the bride and groom had their wedding party do it with them. If you don’t have it no one will really notice, I think it’s something new.
Post # 18
Our family has tradtionally done it for their weddings, its been part of the wedding party introduction. Then they invite the guests in for the dancing. Its just a way to get the dancing started. I don’t think you need it. I would not worry if you don’t do it.
Post # 19
i’ve never seen this at any wedding i’ve been to, but here on WB i’ve heard of them. we are not doing it, i don’t think its necessary. but if you want to, then do it! 🙂
Post # 20
Maybe it’s a MI thing. Because I’ve seen it at my friends and family’s weddings. And it seems the only people on here who have seen it are MI folks.
Post # 21
I have never seen one either!
Post # 22
Definitely not doing one. Not our thing. Plus it’s YOUR wedding, if you dont want it/don’t care then don’t do it.
Post # 23
Absolutely not. Most people skip that entirely and no one misses it. The rare occasions when a couple does have a wedding party dance, the attendants don’t participate. Plus, the guests don’t want to wait forever to be allowed on the dance floor.
Post # 24
Most of the weddings I’ve been to have had them. I had one. So I wouldn’t think it was weird or awkward. It’s another opportunity to recognize your Bridal Party. In my case, after our first song was done, the DJ started on the second song, and started announcing the member of the Bridal Party, couple by couple, (if that made sense).
However, I don’t think it’s a big deal if you don’t want to do it.
Post # 25
You definitely do not ‘have’ to have a wedding party dance. We are not having one because both of our wedding party members are guys (our brothers) and one is a bit sensitive about being single right now.
Post # 26
It’s very hit or miss these days. I would say more often than not there is NO wedding party dance. They are so awkward for all involved. The only thing I can think of is that back in the day the wedding party was single friends… but now, most people are married or happily dating… and it’s awkward… The other thing is sometimes it’s used as a segway from one couple dancing, to the wedding party… to everyone.
We’re not planning on one.
Post # 27
I’ve never seen it done, and we aren’t planning to do it. If you and your BMs aren’t into it, then I seriously don’t think anybody is going to miss it.
Post # 28
I’ve been in 3 weddings and only one had a wedding party dance. We’re not doing one either. I think it is totally up to you!
Post # 29
my Fiance was just in a wedding on May 29th, and they had one, but to be honest with you it wasn’t anything fabolous or special. It’s actually the only wedding that I’ve been to where they did this, and well Fiance didn’t like it, because the Bridesmaid or Best Man he was dancing with was way akward. So no you don’t have to have one. It’s fine to just have your first dance and then the parents dancing. I actually like that more. =]
Post # 30
i didn’t even know that it exsisted until right now
Post # 31
@coffeekitty, yeah I have been to some weddings where they did it. We ended up not doing it and I’m pretty sure that everyone was glad 🙂