(Closed) Weird not having dancing at our destination wedding reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Weird not having dancing at our hawaii destination wedding reception?
    just having dinner as a reception is fine : (21 votes)
    43 %
    provide dancing or else people will be bored : (25 votes)
    51 %
    other thoughts - please share below! : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think dancing would be less missed at a brunch or lunch reception, I kind of consider it part of an evening reception. You don’t HAVE to have anything if it doesn’t fit with your crowd but if you think your guests will be bored then some danceable music would be nice. If you’re comfortable I’d poll a couple of guests to get a feel for how THEY feel. 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Would you expect them to stick around for a long time after dinner? I think it’s find to not have dancing as long as you’re ok if the night ends up winding down a bit sooner than otherwise. 

    Post # 5
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    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would LOVE to attend that reception! It sounds so elegant and laid back! I personally think it’s great. We’re not having a DJ/too much planned dancing, but we’ll have an iPod and board games for people to play. Have fun!

    Post # 6
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    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My fiance and I won’t be having dancing at our reception either. I’ve been to weddings without dancing and it’s fine by me! Plus there are plenty of other things to do at a reception than dance – we’ll be featuring a photo booth and playing some games at our’s. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    The wedding we attended in Maui didn’t have it. It wasn’t really missed but it was kind of a short reception. I think it started at630 and we were back at our hotel by nine.  

    Post # 8
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    What time are you planning on doing this? I do think your guests will leave earlier if it’s an evening event. Depends on the crowd, but my friends probably would leave.

    Post # 11
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    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I think its fine, but i am kind of biast. my wedding is on a monday so if guests left early its kind of expected. We are having our reception at a pub/bar/bistro and cannot have our own dj. so as far as im aware we won’t have dancing.

    Post # 12
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    748 posts
    Busy bee

    I think it’s best to at least give you’re guests the option, but don’t do it half-heartedly or else they would be better off without it….also, you could always provide some other activities to keep they interested/busy?

    Post # 13
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    2750 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We had a Destination Wedding without dancing.  Dinner only.  It was still perfect.~

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    We had a Destination Wedding without dancing. No one was bored and our reception ran from 6pm until 11pm. Our guests moved around and talked to guest rather than just talking to guests at their own table.

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