Post # 1
Fi and I aren’t big dancers, nor are we sit-down dinner kind of people.
We’re having two separate events: a daytime civil ceremony for our wedding followed by a BBQ at a gorgeous state park, then a Buddhist blessing ceremony on Sunday followed by a seated lunch at a restaurant. To be honest, I chose to do it this way because it’s more laid back and closer to what we would want to be doing on a nice spring weekend.
Is anyone else having a non-traditional wedding that doesn’t feature dinner and dancing, maybe for these same reasons? Thanks!
Post # 3
lol, I am trying! We are looking at doing an appetizer cocktail reception (my wedding version of happy hour), or a dessert reception, or a tea. I HATE dancing at weddings–most of the people who feel the need to have a dance floor never dance in their normal lives and I have a deep aversion to wedding DJs. I also detest rubber chicken dinners, and sitting down at a wedding just seems so dull to me.
We don’t care about many of the details of our wedding, but we are certain we want a mixer style event rather than a sit down meal.
I recognize that these are my particular pet peeves and that I am the odd one.
Post # 4
We aren’t having dancing either. We (well he) don’t like to dance at all and so there is no reason to do so. We will be playing some music on the Ipod to just have some back ground music.
And we are having a local resturant cater us with TACOS! Well, a taco bar to be exact. (Moe’s Southwest Grill) and you will be able to sit and eat and wander around. I’m worried that it will be too boring!
Not everyone gets along- so we will have to do some table settings.
Post # 5
@justelope: I had just given up on this thread! I’m so glad I’m not alone. Your ideas sound just like mine–I almost dread the dancing part of a wedding because I’m not a big dancer.
@CassidyR: That sounds amazing! I was worried about the boring factor too. 🙁 Luckily, the park is right off the Potomac River and absolutely beautiful.
Post # 6
You are including a BBQ for one and a lunch for the other, so I think that is fine!
Post # 7
My fiance and I aren’t big dancers either but we LOVE music. HE wants a formal wedding etc….yes HIM, lol. We are getting married and having the reception at a victorian estate…..its as cozy atmosphere, and by cozy I mean small, LOL. Elegant yes, small for sure. So what we are doing is having a BOSE speaker with music from an iPod. Essentially its what a DJ does, right? We are going to do the introductions and first dance and then have the music on and in the grand foyer if you chose to dance you can but its not going to be encouraged by the couple……I have to left feet!
Post # 8
@Ms. Gertie: Hi there, are you guys going to do the introductions yourself? Will you say anything about the dances or just start the first dance? I ask bcause I don’t want to hire a DJ, but just wondering about the logistics of it all!
Post # 9
Although we are planning on having dancing at our wedding I attended a wedding that had Rockband instead of dancing. It was super fun and low-key! Everyone got to visit and chat without the loud music in the background and everyone who wanted to show off their mad Rockband skills could. 🙂