(Closed) Is it okay to dance at the reception?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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 # 4
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

go for it!!!!

Post # 6
1388 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
1258 posts
Bumble bee

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
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
2503 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 12
18 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

you should definitely go for it…have fun, enjoy!

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