Post # 1
My wedding is going to be very small, including me and the groom there will be a total of 36 people at the wedding.
I was wondering if it is okay to still put in the money for a Dj at the reception and allow dancing?
What if people don’t dance?
The age range is from 21-75 and almost everyone except for two people are married.
Any ideas or your own experiences would be very much appreciated.
Post # 3
We will have about 42 people at our wedding. We got a DJ…we are going to party it up! If you are a dancing kinda crowd, do it!
Post # 6
I can relate to your dilemma… We’ll have more people, probably 60ish, but by my best estimate most of them won’t be a dancing kinda crowd. It’ll be more family than friends, and the FI’s family in particular are very reserved. It made me decide to not arrange a dancing set-up because I don’t want to put family members in a position where the reception isn’t something they’re enjoying, but they don’t want to be rude by leaving early. We’ll bring younger friends who are interested in dancing by limo to a downtown party spot after the official reception is over.
Post # 7
It really depends on your crowd and the feel of your wedding. We’re having 23 people at our wedding and it’s more of a large dinner party rather than a wedding reception so no dancing. I will only have an Ipod, but I might have a dance playlist if people really want to dance, but I doubt they will.
Post # 8
We had a DJ for 65 or so people. Some danced, some didn’t, but it was great to have the music going and for people to be able to request songs.
Post # 9
of course, my friend had her destination wedding in Mexico, everyone was young and their families are latin so the dancefloor was always packed
Our wedding we only had 54 guests, but it was immediate family who liked to have fun and our friends who liked to have fun, so the dancefloor was packed
so I guess it depends on the type of people present if they are party lovers and love to dance go for it; if not I say still go for it!
At my cousin-in-law had 80-100 guests only about 15 people danced it was mostly older aunts and Uncles who attended
Post # 10
I went to a wedding that small and they had a DJ. He played traditional wedding songs (e.g. Electric Slide, YMCA, etc.) and everyone got up and danced for the most part. The older folks (55+) sat out but the rest of us danced. Honestly, Fiance and I are not into traditional wedding songs at all and we danced out of obligation. However, everyone else seemed to be into dancing. B+G were definitely into it. The tricky thing with having this few people is that guests will feel obligated to stay out there the whole time simply because otherwise, there will be like 5 people out there at a time.
Post # 11
Thank you ladies for all of your help, I really appreciate it and you made me feel very comfortable with my choice to pick a DJ and have dancing at the reception. ^_^ Many of you encouraged me and also gave me things to think about as well.
Again, thank you all so much.
Post # 12
you should definitely go for it…have fun, enjoy!