(Closed) Is bellydancing at the reception…tacky? crazy? odd? or a good idea?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should I have bellydancers at the reception?
    Yes! That would be Awesome and fun! : (22 votes)
    45 %
    No! I don't want to see half-naked women at a wedding! : (14 votes)
    29 %
    Maybe... but you can't dance... : (11 votes)
    22 %
    Maybe... I'll explain below. : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    3575 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think if it fits in with your theme and/or is a part of something you are…go for it!

    Post # 4
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Sounds cool! I don’t think I’d join in – sit that one out in your wedding dress ;). I’m sure some people wouldn’t appreciate it, but you could put your connection to bellydancing in the program or somewhere so it’s not quite so random to people who don’t know about it :0).

    Post # 5
    2288 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Are you kidding? That’s an AMAZING idea! I absolutely love it and I think your guests will too.

    If you’re worried about you joining in being tacky or whatever, teach some of the guests and have them do it with you!

    Post # 6
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I originally didn’t vote at all, but then read your whole post carefully and think if you’re doing a Moroccan-themed wedding, it’s PERFECT!!!

    Post # 7
    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I think it would be lovely….. however a close family friend had a birthday party around her heritage and had belly dancers at her party, well some of the guys there who had been drinking thought it would be funny to start handing $$ to the dancers. Which imo is 100% inappropriate and disrespectful! I would just hope you don’t have any guests that could act like that at your wedding, as it was horribly embrassing for the women hosting the party, and i’m sure for the dancers as well.

    Post # 8
    11 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think that would be awesome! I have been thinking of similar entertainment ideas for my reception including fire dancing! Belly dancing, fire dancing… I think would WOW the crowd.

    Post # 9
    1638 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My best friend married a man from Morocco. They had a belly dancer and she was fantastic.

    Now, her more conservative relatives felt it was inappropriate, she turned out to be great.

    Post # 10
    1088 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I was iffy at first, but then you said you’re getting married in a THEATER. Now, that totally fits your theme and setting. Why not? I would def not dance though… unless you really felt like you have to. But, you can do whatever you want 🙂 If I was a guest though, I’d think it was a nice touch.

    Post # 11
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    This is very common in Middle Eastern weddings (where I’m from). Personally I’m not a fan and find it tacky but you know how it is…When you grow up with something you think it’s so uncool and old-fashioned; yet when you travel across the world suddenly everyone finds it exotic and fascinating 🙂 I bet your guests would love it.

    If I were you I would join the belly dancer but keep the wedding dress on. I’m sure I broke into a few moves myself along with some of my relatives at our wedding 🙂

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