(Closed) Would you have a good time at a reception with just jazz/big band music?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you have a good time if mostly big band/jazz/swing music was played?
    Yep, sounds awesome! Go for it : (20 votes)
    61 %
    Only if I knew how to dance/was taught how to dance to that type of music : (7 votes)
    21 %
    Not at all, don't do it : (6 votes)
    18 %
    Not for me but I think most people would like it so go for it : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    7651 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @futuremrste:  I would enjoy myself, but we had all oldies at our wedding, so that is why I would like it. Plys Darling Husband is a music teacher ith an appreciation for jazz new and old.

    I always like weddings with all jazz or classic music. I find the older crowd stays longer and really enjoys themselves AND the younger crowd still dances regardless.

    Post # 4
    1227 posts
    Bumble bee

    We split our reception in half. First 2 hours or so were big band/jazz, and the second was popular dancing music.

    I would enjoy the reception you describe, but I likely would not dance very much. That said, there is something very elegant about being in a cocktail dress and mingling with people to the sound of jazz and big band.  That is the format my office christmas parties have taken for the past 4 years or so.

    Post # 5
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We’re going to have mostly oldies music at our wedding because in my crowd, that keeps that party going all night. I would have a blast at a wedding like that!

    Post # 6
    2278 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Sounds great 🙂

    Post # 7
    1162 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @futuremrste:  I would really really enjoy it, but I wouldn’t dance because Fiance doesn’t know how to swing!

    Actually, Fiance can’t even manage the side-to-side shuffle in time to the music :S


    Most people I know personally would absolutely love it, but I know maybe 3-4 people who would actually dance for more than maybe one song, and thats only because my dad’s partner competes in jazz (shes so cool and dances sooo well) and my brother will bounce around to anything with a beat haha!

    Post # 8
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    I would enjoy the music but I wouldn’t dance, because I hate dancing and NEVER dance.

    Post # 9
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would definitely have the dance instructors if you decide to do this.  I went to a wedding with exactly that music and although it’s great music to listen to…not one person was on the dance floor. 

    I was younger and went with my parents and we tried to be polite and stick around for as long as we could after dinner.  About half the guests left before us and we got so bored that we just bailed about a half hour after we were done eating.


    Post # 10
    5405 posts
    Bee Keeper

    FH and I would be pumped! We love big band! I think having dance instructors is a great idea also. 

    Post # 11
    293 posts
    Helper bee

    I’d love it! 

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