Post # 1
I’m having a Destination Wedding. Our religious ceremony takes place on a Saturday. Our legal ceremony and exchange of rings (a short version of a western ceremony) will take place on a Sunday on the beach at a lovely hotel in Fiji. The short ceremony will be followed by a 1 hour cocktail with cocktails and finger food followed by a formal reception in the hotel’s ballroom (dinner, dancing, speeches etc etc etc).
We have hired a live band. 2 of the band members will perform acoustic before the ceremony (while guests are arriving) and during the cocktai hour. The full band will play during the reception.
We chose a band as we were not going to have entertainment. If it’s not done right, it could be quite tacky. We’re having a photobooth during the reception though.
Today my fiance’s groomsman said they he would like to gift us firedancers to perform during the cocktail hour. It would be a short 10 minute show during the cocktail hour on the beach, before everyone makes their way to the ballroom.
I’ve looked into firedancers and i know the cost is around $600. It’s very generous of him.
What do you guys think? Should we have the fire dancers or not? Is it tacky?
Here’s a photo of what it would look like:
Post # 3
@sharontobemarried: I’ve never been to a wedding with firedancers, so i’ll admit it, I’d think it’s pretty cool. 🙂
Post # 4
Not tacky at all. I would love it.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I have always enjoyed firedance shows when I have gone to them. They’re pretty hard to mess up especially if most of your guests are not familiar with them. I say do it.
Post # 6
I think that would be SO AWESOME. Your wedding would be talked about for years!!
Post # 7
I had visions of stripping firemen
Post # 8
That would be pretty cool and very Fiji!
Post # 9
@sharontobemarried: I would be so impressed to see firedancers at a wedding! i say, let him give it to you!
Post # 10
I’d love to have some fire dancers and eaters at my wedding just because of how cool it would be, so of course I think you should have them 😀
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
@hiheel: yea me too for some reason
anyway i think it would be amazing and goes wwith your colour scheme and everyting
Post # 12
I think it’s a really cool idea and so suited to your wedding. Go for it:)
Post # 13
I will be hiring fire dancers for our wedding so I think this is very cool! it’s so out of the ordinary… And so fun!! I would LOVE if one of FI’s groomsmen did something so thoughtful like this!
Post # 14
cool thanks for the feedback everyone!
Post # 15
@sweetestsin: he is an awesome guy!
Post # 16
me too lol.
Sure, why not? I went to primary school with a family that did this (they were very good). I even learnt to do a couple of moves with unlit pois (sp?). I think it would be pretty cool!