whirlwind
Devoted March 2021

Wedding in March 2021 - to dance or not to dance?

whirlwind, on January 19, 2021 at 11:23 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 11
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We are getting married on March, 20. The reception will be outside. Dancing is allowed here (at least at the moment) but because of Covid I am still not sure if I feel comfortable to have dancing. What are your thoughts? What are other brides doing?

If you don't do dancing at your reception what will you do instead? Our wedding is in the afternoon (1-6pm) outside.

Can I have dancing without renting a dancefloor? Just in the grass? Or is that a bad idea? I don't know when we have to decide on that and we can't afford to rent a super big dancefloor to give enough space to allow more distance between guests.

Would you ask guests to wear a mask while dancing?

Thanks!!


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Latest activity by Michelle, on January 22, 2021 at 4:46 PM
  • Dj Tanner
    June 2021
    Dj Tanner ·
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    As far as the floor goes, keep in mind if it rains the night prior and the grass gets wet, guests, especially the females with either open toed shoes or heels etc. probably won’t want to dance if the ground is wet and get their feet soaked. If there’s no way you could afford the big floor then maybe you can get a smaller floor and hope the odds are in your favor as far as rain but some people might not feel comfortable dancing if it’s a smaller floor so you may end up having some of the guys dance on the grass etc. depending on what the place is like. Hope this helps
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  • Breanne
    Beginner May 2021
    Breanne ·
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    Starts first with your comfort level. If you are not comfortable with having any sort of dance floor because of the rules, don’t.


    If you want one, nothing says it has to be a typical dance floor. Our entire wedding is outdoors and should we have a dance floor, we’re opting to do a large rug or canvas. If canvas we can actually decorate to our liking. My cousin did a 9x12 rug and it looked awesome. You do have to make sure the grass is pretty even so people don’t trip or feel the lumps in the ground. In this case, you’re only marking where the dance area is. People will get the hint.
    We are also planning on using the dance floor as our ceremony site. People will be seated where they see the ceremony and reception which was actually designed prior to COVID. Make it what you and your FH want.
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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    Keep in mind that dancing is a heavy breathing activity and this is an airborne virus.

    So.

    Would it be possible to create spaces around tables to dance, so households could dance together?

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    If the rules allow it then maybe you should give your guests the option. It is up to their discretion to dance
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  • C
    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    It would be nice to give your guests the option to dance. If they want to great and if not we’ll great too.
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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2020
    Katie ·
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    Hi!! We had only significant dances (first dance, father daughter, etc). We added two additional dances, grandparents did their polka (so cute and a crowd pleaser) and I danced with my Man of Honor. Our music was low key (think soft rock, Kenny G, Take My Breath Away by Berlin) so the music reflected the tone. We did not have crowd dancing and it was no problem.
    We also did outdoors but had a hard surface already there. I think a small dance floor for significant dances would work well 👍 Hope this helps ❤️
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  • whirlwind
    Devoted March 2021
    whirlwind ·
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    I like that idea. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that my parents can come (plus my dad doesn't dance - lol - and I don't know if he would because it's not a tradition where I am from) and no grandparents anymore. So, the only dance we'll have is our first dance.

    I am just wondering what to do instead. Honestly, I feel uncomfortable to have dancing because of Covid. It is sad because I always envisioned dancing at my wedding but I can live with that. But I am concerned guests will be bored. And somehow I developed this fear that people leave early. I have heard/read it so many times that I shouldn't have any empty times or have the reception too long because people might get bored and therefore not like the wedding or they leave early. Seriously, I have heard this from a number of people and it made me pretty upset but now I feel super insecure. Where I come from weddings are just different, so I have never heard or thought about this. :-(

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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2020
    Katie ·
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    I think having the first dance only still works ❤️ Are these any cultural traditions that you would like to incorporate from how weddings are done in your town?
    We had a little fire pit and lots of our guests sat there to relax, socialize, and just enjoy soft music. Does your venue have something like that you would want to add?
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  • Jamie
    Savvy October 2021
    Jamie ·
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    Allow dancing! Do you like to dance? You are not being irresponsible by allowing dancing. Let your guests choose if dancing is something you envisioned for your wedding. I can't wait to dance with my wedding guests.
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  • Michelle
    Devoted April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    I think you should let people decide if they want to dance or not. Also, i would say no to dancing on grass in heels if i was a guest and you don't really know what is going to happen weather wise that could effect outside conditions.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle Online ·
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    I agree with this. Dancing exerts energy and heavy breathing so many guests may pass. For that reason, I would still wear a mask.


    When there is no dancing, guests mingle with each other.
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