(Closed) No dancing?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I dated a guy whose family believed dancing was wrong and ungodly. I was a dancer my whole life, so I knew then I couldn’t marry that one! My dad’s side of the fam is Nazarene, and all their weddings were dry and without dancing. Not exactly a great time… in my eyes of course (being a dancer)

Post # 4
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2512 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I love dancing but I think if it were a wedding without, I wouldn’t die.

I know that a lot of people go to weddings to party but in all fairness it is about the bride and groom celebrating their love! So I would just be happy that they even thought about inviting me to be part of their day!

And I would def go to an after party if they invited me! 

Maybe she could post it on her website (if she is having one). 

Post # 5
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1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think if you supplement the event with stuff other than dancing people would survive. I know when I told people ‘I hate dancing, I don’t wanna’ everyone just about shit themselves so I added it back in to my wedding.  But we’re also going to have lawn games, scavenger hunts and hay rides (and I’m told there’s a plot amongst the older men to sneak off the the properties lake to fish) Bottom line; as long as people are entertained they’ll have fun! If there was a wedding with no dancing and also nothing else…that’s much less interesting. 

Post # 7
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7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I actually really like weddings with no dancing. Actually, after seeing Mrs Turtle’s recaps I had kind of wished we didnt have dancing at ours. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE dancing and danced a ton at our wedding, but I just think that you are able to spend more time with people when there isn’t a dance floor to be distracted by. My dad and stepmom did a non-dancing lunch wedding and it was really nice.

Post # 8
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2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Because I didn’t want a traditional reception, I had a wedding dinner.  Although we had the room to dance, I wanted the the families and our friends to socialize with one another.  Well, we actually closed down the restaurant. I created a playlist on my IPOD as background music.  All my guest had an oppty to give an toast if they wanted.  It was very relaxed and chilled which was what we wanted.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I love to go dance. But there are alot of receptions that dont have dancing for whatever reason. Then you just mingles and talk with the other guests. I dont think its that big of a deal. I would still go to support the bride and groom and celebrate their marriage with them. You dont need dancing to do that. IMO

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Like a PP, we did not want a traditional wedding reception, so we chose to have a wedding dinner party instead. We are opening the dinner party with a cocktail hour, followed by a 4 course dinner, and closing with a cigar and drink bar. No dancing. No bouquet toss. No garter toss. No hoopla of any sort. Just lots of time to connect with old friends, make some new ones, and enjoy some fantastic food and drinks. It will be a different kind of experience for guests, and I think they will enjoy it.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’d get married there, maybe have dinner/snacks, and maybe do the first dance(s), but then best believe I’d be moving the party to a more tolerant space to continue on.  Dancing and being loud are too important to me to give it up 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

@Mrs.Mittens: Mr. LK loves cigars, and most of his guys do as well, so it firt perfectly for us. I usually just steal his for a taste. I can’t smoke an entire one on my own. That takes way too much time and patience. 🙂  So the guys will be smoking cigars and sipping on a really good scotch while others enjoy some dessert martinis. I will have a mocha/s’mores/macadamia nut martini. Ohhhh nectar of the gods. I want one now!

Post # 15
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Honey bee

Tons of weddings skip dancing (usually for religious reasons, despite the fact that the Bible says dancing is to be enjoyed and pleases God) and everyone still has a blast. If there is no dancing, people mingle the entire time. Nothing wrong with that. I love to dance, but I still am able to have fun without it. I have never once seen anyone decline an invite or leave early because there was no dancing at the reception. If someone does, they are attending for the wrong reasons.

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