(Closed) Guests dancing between courses

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
1754 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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Nicj33:  I’ve never seen this done, and honestly I think it seems unnecessarily complicated. I’d be confused about being asked to get up and dance around after I ate a salad, and then being told “ooookay now come back to your seats for steak!” haha. Most weddings I’ve experienced have guests who are in one “mood” for dinner and then get into the zone for dancing afterward. 

Post # 3
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve never heard this done before and honestly I wouldn’t participate if I went to a wedding that did this. To me dinner is to relax and chat and get to know people, not eat something then go dance, eat something, then go dance, eat something, cake! I’d like to not throw up half the meal from all the moving.

Post # 4
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion

I just went to a wedding like this and it was met with mixed reviews. I think it made it very clear to everyone that we were there to celebrate. Some just wanted to relax and enjoy their meals.

on the one hand, it allows you to digest a bit between courses. On the other hand, some people were eating their salads and then entrees while others were up and dancing/finishing their dances.

When Darling Husband and I got married, the planner at our site told us they often do a 20 minute dance break between salad and entree. I think this makes more sense than dancing, salad, dancing, meal, dancing.  However, we opted against this because we wanted the food rolled out quickly so that the party portion of the night could get started ASAP 🙂 

Post # 5
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’ve never heard this being done as well. I suppose if you really wanted to do this it would depend on the layout of your venue. I was actually at a smaller wedding last night and we were told to be seated during the entire dinner service as the servers needed to be able to get to all the tables uninterrupted.

Personally I wouldn’t take part in the dancing. It kind of reminds me of work training sessions I’ve been to where they tell you to get up every 30 minutes or so for a stretch break lol.

Post # 6
7369 posts
Busy Beekeeper

As much as I love to dance, no. I wouldn’t care for this at all.

Post # 7
4037 posts
Honey bee

This type of service is completely standard, in my family/social circles, and has been, for years. I don’t want to spend an hour eating and drinking, during the cocktail hour, and go into the reception room and sit down for another hour of eating. I need a break, and if that’s for music (I don’t dance much), it’s so much better than trying to stuff-in course after course. The only wedding I’ve been to, in the last 5 years, that served 2 straight courses and the entree, I asked for half a serving of the appetizer, said no to the salad, and only ate half of my entree plate. I like to spread my food consumption over the time that I’m burning off the calories. (At home I’d usually eat very lightly, at that late an hour, anyway). 



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