Post # 1
So we’re getting married at the height of summer (end of July) and my worry is that nobody will dance because the ambience won’t be right! The reception will be in an orangery which I LOVE but my concern is that the sun won’t set until almost 10pm! Does anybody have any suggestions or reassurance?
Post # 2
People can dance without it being dark! 🙂 play upbeat music when its time to get ppl moving! maybe do song requests so ppl will be encouraged to dance.
if you have to, try closing the vurtains and keeping lights dim if possible.
Gorgeous venue btw! 😀
Post # 3
Why did I not think of drawing the curtains?! 😂 thank you! We also only have around 40-50 guests but I’m hopeful that they are a dancing bunch. The venue also won’t let us put a dancefloor down which is pretty annoying :-/
Post # 4
Just because the sun doesnt *set* until 10 doesnt mean it wont start getting dark prior. I’d let people (and alcohol and DJ!) do their thing. You can also push everything to start a bit later if you want less time in the “day”. IE Ceremony at 6, dinner 630-730, dancing starts at 8/830 which will be golden hour.
Plus, you can probably sneak away for some gorgeous sunset photos in the yard!
Post # 5
Agree, your venue is GORGEOUS!
We are getting married on 6/22 (the day after the summer solstice), so I feel your pain. We are bringing in extra drapery to cover the big windows in our venue.
I totally agree with Ladama- people will dance when it’s still sunny, especially if there is alcohol flowing! Also let your bridal party know that you need them to help kick off the dancing. A fun dance floor is contagious, even if it’s not dark out.
Post # 6
I had the same concern at my wedding and it was not an issue. It starts getting dark out much earlier than sunset.
Unless it is broad daylight with no alcohol, people will almost always dance!
Post # 7
I would not have any problems with being at a wedding and dancing before the sunset. When the dinner’s over and the music begins to play, it wouldn’t matter to me if it’s completely dark outside or not.