Post # 1
More than anything else I want people to have FUN at my wedding. I want them to laugh and enjoy themselves and have a great time. I’m sure I’m not the only one.
Sadly, I’ve only been to two weddings so far, both of them only okay, so I’m not sure where to draw inspiration from. I’m curious hive, what is the most fun wedding you’ve been to and why?
Post # 3
The only common denominator from all the fun weddings I’ve been to is the dancing. The weddings where everyone was sweaty and their feet hurt because they danced all night were the the most fun. Didn’t matter if it was a DJ or a band, a country club or a NYC event space, dancing the night away with friends and family made for a wonderful celebration.
Post # 4
Ditto the dancing comment. But, imo, the only way to get people dancing is if you dance yourself. I’ve been to several weddings where the bride and groom didn’t dance, and as a result the dance floor was empty most of the evening. My husband and I NEVER sat during our 4 hour dance, and as a result our dance floor was always packed!
Post # 5
I third the dancing. Doesn’t matter if its band or DJ just have to play fun sing and dance along music! I also agree about the bride and groom dancing. It makes more people dance because even if you want to talk to them you have to go on the dance floor.
Post # 6
I fourth the dancing! I’ve been to dozens of weddings and that is the common thread between all of the super fun ones. Doesn’t matter if it’s a top-notch band, fun DJ or just an iPod– as long as the music is bumping, that means I’m having a great time.
Post # 7
Having a great DJ is so important! I think dancing is super important and keeping the mandatories on the shorter side like slide show, toasts, etc. Letting people mingle and hangout definately creates a fun vibe.
Post # 8
I fifth (or sixth?) dancing. I would also like to add (without coming off as a total lush) that it always seems as though the more accessible the liqour (open bar or wine/beer bar) the more willing people are to dance.
Post # 9
definitely the dancing. the funnest wedding i’ve been to was my best friend’s wedding. we all had a blast and the dance floor was packed well into the night. we’re STILL talking about the wedding and that was last year. good times. the bride and groom were in the center of it all on the dance floor .
Post # 10
I agree dancing is key! Also I would say just keep the enviroment fun. Something to help that is to give your guests something fun to do. I went to a wedding that had a make shift wedding photo booth up and then the groom and bride sent out the photos after the wedding, but you could also print them out with a kodak printer if you wanted. That was a lot of fun and let the guests interact and joke around. We tried it at our wedding in July and it went over very well. It gave guests something to do when they wanted a break from dancing.
The most important thing is for you to have fun! You and your groom will set the tone, so have a great time and everything will go perfect!!
Post # 11
yes, dancing and not too many long toasts…make sure your music appeals to all generations present…ask Aunts, uncles, etc "what would make you get on the dance floor" for my mom it’s probably the Twist
Post # 12
Definitely the dancing. Even for the non-dancer, a crowded dance floor just looks fun! I do like distractions like a photobooth (though I hate the lines), picture displays, fireworks, food stations, DIY menus/programs/escort items, multiple favors (it’s like Christmas in some ways), etc as well.