Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
We’re not having major dancing at our wedding. There will be upbeat music and an open space, and people are welcome to dance if they want to, but it’s going to be really relaxed. No “planned” dances (first dance, parent dance, garter/bouqet toss) or anything like that. The boy and I aren’t big dancers (well, I’ll dance if I’m drunk enough) and out of our 80 guests, I think that maybe 30 of them will dance.
Anyway. Our reception is going to be held in a courtyard with a brick floor.
My question is, do we have to rent a dance floor, or can people just dance on the brick? Our budget is swiftly climbing, and I’d much rather supply a basket of Old Navy flip flops than pay $600 for a dance floor rental.
What do you think?
Post # 3
I think it should be fine to leave as is.
Post # 4
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
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
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
I think it should be fine, since it’s a hard surface.
Love your venue btw!! It’s gorgeous.
Post # 8
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
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
The brick is lovely! Don’t cover it up with a dance floor!
Post # 11
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
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
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
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
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.