(Closed) No dancing at reception… Anyone else?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsBlueSeptember:  Im not gonna dance either.. as a matter of fact- no one will be.. Its for a personal reason but Im throwing an all girls party the night before ” Henna” party and thast where all the girls will dance the night away.


As for the reception — Were having a DJ, hell play our songs and well serve dinner and just cut a cake. People will hopefully become preoccupied with the eating, taking pictures and getting to know each other and not fret about not being on the dance floor.


Post # 4
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Were having an iPod wedding too… It’s an outdoor BBQ reception, so I hope no one will miss dancing.

Post # 5
2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We are doing something very similar – we are having a 1pm wedding followed by high tea – using an iPod with music from the crooner era as background music, no dancing, second wedding, around 60 guests, we want it to feel intimate but laid back.  We are having a mixer and speaker with a connection for ipod so that there will be background music.  Depending on the size of your venue you may want a professional AV hookup – ours is in a small ballroom so we wanted to make sure it sounded good and filled the room without overpowering conversation

Post # 8
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You could hire a string trio or harpist for ceremony?  Not sure where you are but around here that would probably only be a few hundred bucks.

We have hired an a acoustic guitarist to play thru our ceremony, cocktail hour, & dinner.  We are not having a dance floor.

Post # 9
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is a very interesting post. I’m having a second wedding (both of us are second timers). I would like three piece ensemble (jazz), but I’m not thinking anyone at the reception will bust a move. It will be pretty low-key. My advice: Make sure you have someone assigned to the music. You’ll be too busy entertaining to trudge over to the iPod if something should go wrong.


Post # 12
5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

In my area no one really dances at weddings despite the DJ and dance floor haha, it seems like people dread it and it’s usually only the kids that dance. I wouldn’t miss it at a wedding and I don’t think our guests will either (: We’re going to have a string trio for the ceremony and background music for the small reception type thing we’ll have after (still working out the details ;)).


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