Post # 1
The best part of every wedding I have gone to is the dollar dance. Wait wait let me explain! The only reason i love it is because it’s the chance to talk with the bride and groom one on one for just a moment. It is the best time to tell them how beautiful/handsome they look, or how wonderful everything is. That being said i do not like the concept of the dollar dance, tacky much. I would like to do something similar where people can chat with us one on one for a moment, but without the paying the money part. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
Well, you might not get a chance so much to chat, but a friend of mine did a table race right before dinner during which the DJ played a song and the B&G had to run to each table, get their picture snapped with the table, then quickly run to the next … before the song was over. That was kind of fun and gave them a chance to get a picture of every guest.
Can’t you have a receiving line into dinner … it gives you a chance to hug/say hello to each person?
Post # 4
Yup, I was going to say receiving line too. Or, this may not work if it’s a big wedding, you could just go around and visit each table.
Post # 5
We’re visiting tables during dinner to chat with everyone. However, if you wanted to keep the dancing, you can remove the dollar aspect and do a non-dollar dance or snowball. Explain that you and your new hubby will start the song, but people are encouraged to cut in (this is better done after your first dance, otherwise people may be shy about cutting in). Alternately, you can each dance with someone else to start. It may be helpful to ask a couple of people on the sly to get the ball rolling and cut in.
In a true snowball, after someone cuts in, the now non-dancing partner goes to find someone else to dance with, getting folks on the floor faster.
Post # 6
Kind of a version of a wish tree, instead of having people pin dollars to your dress, you could have them pin wishes (or just give them to you if you don’t want to have things pinned to your dress ). Plus it would be fun to go through them later and recall the few moments that you spent with them while dancing.
Post # 7
I know I’m late to this party, but I’ve thought of doing an old fashioned dance card for the same reasons that you listed. It might even be cute to have people earn their spot on the dance card by doing something fun or silly like serenading the couple or improvising a limerick about love for you. It could even be something as simple as having them sign up for your dance card by suggesting a song they’d like to hear or signing up when they sign the guest book.
Just a thought! I hope you’ve come up with something you like. 🙂