(Closed) Married bees, did you get to dance at your own wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Married bees, did you get to dance at your own wedding?

    Yes, as much as I would have liked to.

    Yes, but a minimal amount and I wish I had time for more.

    No.

  • Post # 17
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    Honey Beekeeper

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    @Mrs. Coyote:  The day is just too damn short IMO!

    Exaaaactly!

    Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    @brideybean:  Oh I had a ton of wedding regrets and the dancing was the least of them! My biggest regret was expecting alot of ppl. I invited 125 guests and only 60 showed on my day! 90% of the guest list was local and the venue was only 45 mins away on a Sat evening and this wasnt during any special time like Easter or anything else going on like a birthday!!! I wish so bad I would have just had a Destination Wedding with intimate guests and came back and had a restaurant reception for the rest of the guests who wouldnt have been able to make it.

    Even if we wanted a wedding-redo we wouldnt because now we realize NO ONE would show up! All that matters now is we are married and we can go of vacays and marry each other if we want! We know now who our real friends and fam are!

    Post # 19
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Unfortunately, no. Our timeline was such that we only ended up having an hour after our dinner ended, and the only time I was able to dance was my first and last dances with my DH and the dance with my father. I also did not have time to even greet or talk with the vast majority of my guests, because DH and I were outside having family pictures taken. I grieved for a very long time over the fact that everyone had a great time at our wedding, but I felt as if I missed my entire reception. It was very upsetting.

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @brideybean:  I danced all night once it turned to an opened dance floor.. Obviously after we did the cake, first dance, etc and went to each guest, thanked them and took pics. We had a lot of fun!

    Post # 21
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We had the speechs, meal, and then dancing, and DH and I danced to nearly every song. We took only a few breaks, and that was the time we went to go chat people up.

    Post # 22
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    The issue is that at your wedding, you will experience “time travel” like never before. The day seriously goes by at the speed of light. So, what happens is that you never feel like you got to do enough of anything (besides put makeup on..lol), because once the ceremony and reception arrive, everything zoooooooms by! So even if you get to dance for an hour, it feels like 10 minutes of dancing.

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @brideybean you probably definitely did. It wasn’t until I got my pics that I realized that i danced A LOT. It was just that the day flew by. lol

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It felt like I was on the dance floor ALL night! Although, that brings me to one of my biggest regret from my wedding….not being able to talk to as many people as I should have… :-/

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I danced a lot! I told everyone I was gonna dance my heart out at my wedding and I kept my word!

    Post # 28
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yes, I made sure of it.  We started doing rounds during dinner and only made it to 4 tables bceause people were talking to us for forever. Our ceremony ended at 11 and we wer emaking rounds at 10 and DH was like omg I can’t believe we only have an hour left! So, I said f-it, I’m going to dance and spent the rest of the night on the dance floor. I felt a little bad not making it to every table, but I would have felt a hell of a lot worse if I didn’t get to dance at all.  I would have liked to dance more, but I felt I had a good mix.

    I want to attend my wedding as a guest! You just can’t enjoy your own wedding the same way you can enjoy someone else’s!

    Post # 29
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

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    @lindseyl06:  Yeah, mine basically came & went in a few hours too! People can be so rude & just walk out immediately after they eat, before dances, cake cutting, or anything!

    Our ceremony was at 7pm, then the bridal party & family took pics until 8pm. At 8pm dinner was served, & my 9:30 dinner was completely over. It seemed like somebody pulled the plug out of the bath tub or something, because all the sudden it was like a FLOOD of people saying goodbye and then from about 10pm to Midnight there were probably only 20-ish of us left dancing & drinking (out of 100 guests). I mean, it was fun, but seriously, wtf!?

    Post # 30
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I kept getting stopped every time I moved 5 feet!  I finally got to dance once the first round of guests left around 11:30 (we had shuttle busses).  It was hard because I wanted to talk to my guests, and I felt like by dancing I was ignoring all the non-dancers.

    Post # 31
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We got to dance some, but not a ton.  People kept wrapping us up in conversation.  We had a brunch the next day so we got to talk to everyone in depth the following day, though!

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