(Closed) No dancing at wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Not at all. I don’t think it’s necessary for a mid-afternoon wedding, and if your families don’t even like to dance, then it’d just be wasted money, imo.

What are you doing in lieu of?

Post # 4
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Honey bee

Tons of people skip dancing and their receptions are not boring in the least. Since you mentioned that your families don’t dance to begin with, then they certainly won’t miss it if it isn’t there. Plus, they’d likely be thrilled to have a chance to mingle, which is what people do when there is no dancing. Bottom line: don’t worry about it.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@FutureMrsDube: yes, sorry. I meant – what will your guests be doing? Chatting? Enjoying a cup of tea? Playing board games?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think that sounds lovely and would suit an afternoon wedding.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Man, I WISH I could have a no dancing reception.  Neither my Fiance nor I are dancers.  At all.  I’m afraid that if WE’RE not dancing, no one will dance and it’ll all be super embarrassing and lame.  We’re having an evening wedding, though, so we’re kinda stuck. 

I think for an afternoon wedding you’re TOTALLY safe.  Are you having a sit down meal?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@FutureMrsDube: can i suggest different board games for each table to play? You could also maybe incorporate a trivia game (with prizes?) about the two of you & your relationship. Are you doing speeches? I would move them from the “traditional” time (during ‘dinner’) to afterwards.

It does sound like there’s going to be a lot of socializing going on already, so maybe the best thing to do is to let it unfold naturally and let guests really catch up with each other (and you!) and spend the afternoon in good chatter & excellent company. 🙂

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I hope not, because we are doing the same thing. We are not dancers, and none of our friends/family really are, so it would be more weird to have dancing! I’m worried about it being boring too. But I did go to one (very large) wedding where the reception was a sit down dinner in a fancy restaurant on a Saturday night and NO ONE DANCED! They just did the first dance and that it was it, even though they had a DJ all night. However, everyone had a blast, including me & Fiance and we didn’t even really know very many people. So, I’m crossing my fingers!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

we’re not having dancing either, other than our first dance. Are u doing a first dance? Only differance is that some of our family members want to dance but we already agreed no dancing. Honey and I decided that because we’re not fans of it, and being its our wedding, it should be want we want…. right? Our venue is rather small in size therefor no space for dancing too. Ours is a buffet as well so there will be moving around and such. If u do games and projects, it shouldnt be a problem.. something u & honey enjoy so everyone knows what brings u 2 together!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are also having an afternoon reception with no official dancing, but a jazz band playing in the background for those who wish to dance.  Fiance and I won’t be having a first dance or any parent/child dances, so hopefully people will just get up and go!  Don’t worry about it too much, people won’t be bored, there will always be someone to talk to and food to eat!!

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