Richaelyn
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Dancing at a wedding during Pandemic?

Richaelyn, on January 20, 2021 at 12:31 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 16
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Hello everyone! I’ve booked my wedding date to be Friday, August 13th, 2021. Hopefully by then, Covid will not be as big of a threat and decreasing in the amount of cases but, I was wondering...Should dancing be allowed? Or do you think open dancing would be appropriate in a indoor reception if the virus is still around? I’ll be having about 100 guests and we will try to have as many precautions in place to lessen the spread of germs/virus during the wedding. I’m just wondering if y’all think people would be dancing or should I still allow dancing during the reception?

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Latest activity by Katie, on January 21, 2021 at 1:53 PM
  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle Online ·
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    That depends on federal/state safety regulations at that time.
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  • SHY
    Master January 2022
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    Like Michelle mentioned, this depends on what federal/state regulations are being held at that time!

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  • Richaelyn
    Devoted July 2021
    Richaelyn ·
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    Ok, thank you. I didn’t know that. I thought it was up to us.
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  • Katie
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    Hi!! Depending on your state, there are lots of guidelines. For us (PA), dancing was only allowed for significant dances, such as first dance. Our venue followed all state guidelines and talked to us beforehand to confirm us and our guests would comply. Guidelines change often, so me and a few other PA brides here teamed up and communicated what our venues were doing, laws, etc.


    Most states have restrictions on indoor versus outdoor as well. We moved our wedding fully outdoors to minimize spread.Hope this helps ❤️❤️❤️
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  • Mrs. Spring
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    If the state allows it, then I don't see an issue.
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  • Carolyn
    Savvy October 2021
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    Hi Katie! I Have a wedding in PA In October - how did you find the guidelines? I am struggling to abs my venue seems to be one that thinks everything is fine.
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  • Katie
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    Hi Carolyn! When I was getting married in August I watched the local news a lot for latest guidelines and checked this site - https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#:~:text=All%20Pennsylvanians%20should%20practice%20social,the%20spread%20of%20pandemics. . Me and two other girls found each other here and would share info in the discussions by state. It helped working as a team!
    I’ve noticed not all venues are adhering to the state guidelines, so tread carefully if your venue isn’t addressing the guidelines. Some venues are under restaurant rules or fall into other categories. We married at a convention center so they were not under restaurant rules. Hope this helps ❤️
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  • Carolyn
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    Thank you so much! I am out of state so this helps a lot
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  • Katie
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    You’re welcome 😊
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  • Virginia
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    Virginia ·
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    Dance floors are closed in my state but that doesn't mean they outlawed dancing. That'd be like Footloose!

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  • Kristen
    December 2021
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    I think it is honestly up to you and whatever the state mandates are at the time. We are getting married on NYE and if dancing is allowed we are doing it. I know where we are we currently cant dance. I believe only the first dances are allowed.

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  • Jamie
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    I am getting married in October in PA. My venie has said they will allow dancing. At this time we are unsure if the reception will be indoor or outdoor but either way we are allowed to have dancing. Masks are required (recommended) but my venue will not be the mask police at my wedding. If you choose to wear a mask on the dance floor great, if you choose not to, I won't care. If you choose not to dance because you are still worried about the virus then that will be each individuals choice. I feel like all we can do as brides and all a venue can do is follow guidelines to the best of our ability but at the end of the day, us brides want as close to a normal wedding as possible and these venues (and their staff) need to make a living. Extra masks and hand sanitizer will be available at my wedding and we have a beautiful outdoor area for people to spread out and get fresh air so I am thrilled that my venue is being so accommodating and flexible.
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  • Richaelyn
    Devoted July 2021
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    Would you expect your guests to wear masks on the dance floor or leave it up to them?
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  • Richaelyn
    Devoted July 2021
    Richaelyn ·
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    I loved your answer. Our weddings sound similar. Hope you have a great wedding!
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  • Kristen
    December 2021
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    I think it will depend on the state mandates and if they feel comfortable. If they are allowed to dance without it and want to sure, if the rules are you can dance but need mask, sure lol I’m just going to wait and see the rules 😊
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  • Katie
    VIP August 2021
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    The only dancing we are doing is the first dance, father daughter dance, and mother son dance. Our state is not allowing dancing at weddings or bars with covid around. So we decided to replace the dancing with covid safe games to keep people entertained.
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