(Closed) Outside reception under tent… do I need a dance floor?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Tented wedding on grass: Should we get a dance floor?

    Yes! It helps designate the dance area and is more comfortable for guests.

    Nah, don't need it.

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Walking in heels on grass is challenging, dancing would be even more so. You could get wedge shoes which would help but your guests wearing heels may have difficulty.

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    dance floors will also provide an even surface to dance on (less chance of a fall) and make it easier to clean up any broken glass that may find it’s way onto the floor… it would really suck if someone were to break a glass on the grass and no one could dance in that area anymore.

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee

    you dont need a dance floor but i wouldnt, personally, like dancing on grass.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee

    I don’t think you need a dance floor if there is already flooring or a flat surface (like a patio), but for grass, yeah, I’d recommend it. The weddings I’ve gone to without a designated area for dancing have really struggled to get a dance party going.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I see that you’re already convinced, but for anyone else who stumbles on this thread someday — something else to consider is potential rain leading up to your event. Even with a tent, if the ground was already saturated, it would be a total mess. 

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    kellyrnh :  I’ve been to outdoor tent weddings with and without the dance floor. With the dance floor was definitely more elegant and put together. Without it the grass became a muddy mess with people stomping around (it had rained the day and as we danced around it kept getting worse) – it was definitely SUPER fun (actually one of the most fun weddings I’ve been to), but think carefully whether you have the type of guests that are willing to dance and risk being ankle deep in mud. 

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