Will it be too light for dancing at a summer wedding??

posted 11 months ago in Reception
Post # 2
940 posts
Busy bee

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 # 4
7379 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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
114 posts
Blushing bee

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
72 posts
Worker bee

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
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

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.

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