Post # 1
I panic at the thought of a room full of people looking at me and that I may turn red or faint lol. Hate to be center of attention soooo….has anyone had a wedding without dancing? I think it would be good to still allow the guests to dance, but besides the slow dance with SO and dad, I’m not planning on grooving! What’s a good way to get out of doing it?
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
It’s your wedding you can do whatever you want! Just know that guests will take cues from the couple, so if you aren’t dancing you might have less people dancing also.
Post # 3
We didn’t have dancing at our wedding. It was a small space and only about 30 guests, but we had a great time. If you want to have dancing but just don’t want to participate, just be busy…which is SO easy on your wedding day haha!
Post # 4
You don’t have to have dancing if you don’t want to. Everyone will still have fun!
Post # 5
I don’t plan on dancing at our vow renewal, except for the slow dance with my husband and one with my dad. We will have a dance floor but my husband and I are not big dancers.
Post # 6
I was considereing still having a dance floor, since I know some people would love it! I just don’t want to partake in it … and foresee people insisting we go dance
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
I doubt very much people will insist. If they do, just look them in the eye and say “Thanks, but it’s very important to me to talk to my guests. I haven’t seen some of them in ages and they’ve come a long way!”
Though really, if you DID dance, it’s not like people will all be looking at you. They’ll be busy boogying!
Post # 8
Spend your time going from table to table, socialising. That’s what I did for a lot of my (no dancing) wedding. Its very rude for people to insist you drop a conversation to go and dance. And if your husband is doing the same thing, it’s even harder. Also you might want to talk to those closest to you (e.g. bridal party, parents, siblings) telling them ahead of time you don’t intend to dance.
No-dancing receptions are quite common here (Australia). It’s just like a big dinner party, with a few speeches to tie it together.
Post # 9
that’s a good one! thanks
Post # 10
Lol this is funny to me because I HATE dancing too – I hate the idea of people watching me while I’m doing something so awkward…I’m a horrible dancer.
Immediately after our first dance as husband & wife, everyone came up to us to tell us “how cute” and “how in love” we looked during our 1st dance.
WRONG – my hubby and I were actually laughing the entire time @ how awkward we are as dancers and how we picked the LONGEST 1st DANCE SONG EVER (over 4 minutes!!!)…do not recommend….
I totally hear you on the no dancing thing – if it makes you feel uncomfortable, skip it!! No one at your wedding will mind, and you & your fiance are the important ones anyway!
Post # 11
We’re not doing dancing and that’s very common at a lot of Christian weddings (which ours is)…we still do all the other wedding stuff, but let more people give speeches, tell stories, and a lot of people also will move table to table (after eating obviously) socializing with one another.
Post # 12
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
I hate dancing to. I got out of it by picking a venue that doesn’t allow it! They allow the first dance, the mother son dance, and the father daughter. That’s it. I’m good with that!