(Closed) Is a dance floor necessary?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Do we HAVE to rent a dance floor?
    Yes, you should rent a dance floor : (5 votes)
    20 %
    As long as you supply some flip flops for the ladies, the brick is fine to dance on : (16 votes)
    64 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    1565 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it should be fine to leave as is. 

    Post # 4
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I think as long as it’s a hard surface (like you have, not grass or something) then you’re fine.  I don’t even think you need flip flops, though it could be fun to have them. 🙂

    Post # 5
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think that would be fine. It looks as though the brick is relatively even and not too hard to walk on?? If it was really uneven I’d say rent a dance floor so no one twists an ankle (lots of girls refuse to take off their heels– i am not one of those girls), but that looks fine. 

    Post # 6
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    It has been my experience that a lot of ladies lose their shoes when it’s time to dance anyway, so I think flip-flops would be nice. Dancing on a smooth dancefloor barefoot is not the same as dancing barefoot on brick. I definitely don’t think you have to rent a dance floor, though!

    Post # 7
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think it should be fine, since it’s a hard surface.

    Love your venue btw!! It’s gorgeous.

    Post # 8
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I wouldn’t bother renting a dance floor. To save even more money…you can spread the word that the ladies are free to tuck some comfy shoes in their purses if they want to dance later on.

    Post # 9
    361 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We had a longer outdoor portion of our reception site.  So, we kept tables off of it for the “dance floor” portion, but we did not rent a dance floor.  It’s not necessary.  My family, friends and wedding party (even in heels) dances comfortably on almost the same kind of surface.

    Post # 10
    16196 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    The brick is lovely! Don’t cover it up with a dance floor!

    Post # 11
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Dancing on brick is easier than dancing on carpet for example, but the latter is not difficult. But it should be fine so don’t worry about it and don’t spend extra money on a hardwood dance floor. Keep in mind that flip flops are incredibly difficult to dance in and you are better just dancing barefoot. Although, most female guests in reality do not take off their shoes. Men certainly don’t.

    Post # 12
    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    My friend had a wedding outdoors and skipped the dance floor.  It was fine, but it totally ruined my shoes.  I’m not the kind of person who will change into flip flops or go barefoot at the reception.

    Post # 13
    257 posts
    Helper bee

    I just think a dance floor looks nicer. and since you don’t anticipate too many people dancing, you can just get a smaller one so it should not cost you that much anyways.

    Post # 14
    1209 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I wouldn’t worry about a dance floor (or shoes although they would be cute). I am having an outdoor wedding also and we are not renting a dance floor. The brick is so pretty. Save your $$$! =)

    Post # 15
    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    For the most part people will dance on any sort of flooring and when able they’re going to kick off their heels. I think it would be really sweet of you to supply flip flops, but not completely necessary if you don’t have the cash. Skip the dance floor though. The brick is beautiful and will make a wonderful dance floor, as long as it’s even of course.

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