Post # 1
My fiance and I are having a very small wedding with just family and close friends. It isn’t a first marriage for either of us, but that really wasn’t the basis of the decision. We just want to keep things low key. It just isn’t our style to have a big expensive wedding…not that there is anything wrong with anyone else who is having one, it’s just not who we are. We have picked an inn on the ocean for our ceremony and we are having brunch for a reception. We will have the space from 12-5 pm.
So, we talked about having music. Neither of us wants to do a first dance and the people we are inviting aren’t likely to get down and boogie. Since we are not hiring a DJ or band, I thought about bringing an iPod and some sort of dock for music. I just don’t know how we’d work it out for the ceremony? Does anyone have any thoughts? Anyone else doing something similiar?
Post # 3
@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
Were having an iPod wedding too… It’s an outdoor BBQ reception, so I hope no one will miss dancing.
Post # 5
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 # 6
- Wedding: January 2012 - Wynn Las Vegas/Bouchon Bistro
I just wrote about this on the blog today! We are not having any planned dancing. We will have an iPod, however. If people want to groove to our music, that’s fine with us. We just won’t be joining in. 🙂
Post # 7
@unixfairy: I think they may have a hookup already, but I need to ask to be sure. He and I are music lovers, so we wanted something in the background without the dancing. I’m not sure how many people would dance at noon on Sunday anyway. I always associate dancing at a reception in the evening.
Post # 8
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
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 # 10
@lisalew5472: That was my thought to have someone control it. I could probably get my brother to do it. Besides the kids, everyone else we are inviting aren’t the type to get up and dance. While I love going to weddings and watching people get down on the dance floor, nothing is worse than when you go to one and NO ONE goes out there. lol
Post # 11
@mole: I just read your blog. I love it!
Post # 12
- 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 ;)).