Anniversary Dance variants w/singles and engaged also?

I really like the idea of having an Anniversary Dance during our reception. However, FI and I are concerned with having the traditional married couples only version. Reason being that a number of our guests are single- never married, widowed or divorced. Most of our guests that are in relationships are in dating relationships, some long-term serious and others short term dating relationships. We also have a few engaged couples.


Would doing a variant for the Anniversary dance that we could do with singles and marrieds would be better? or Should we avoid the Anniversary dance all together?

Posted on July 2, 2008 at 7:41 am
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I'm a big fan of the anniversary dance and would have had it at our wedding if time allowed. For me, it wasn't a dance that singled out guests who weren't married... it was roundabout a way to congratulate my grandparents who would have been the last couple of the dance floor... married for 64 years.


Depending on what kind of a sense of humor your "dating" guests have... you could do a dance similar to the anniversary dance and start excusing couples who are: already married, are engaged, want to get married but are afraid of wedding planning, in a relationship for more than 2 years, 5 years, should just get married already, just started dating, on their first date. There are a few options you could come up with. The only problem I see would be perhaps a couple that has only been dating for a little while might not want to be the center of attention at a wedding. Or even a couple who has been together for a while, but isn't ready to talk about marriage yet. Some people feel lots of committment pressure at weddings, ya know?


If you want to do some fun dances and don't want to necessarily focus on couples, encourage a dance where the guests dance with someone who isn't their date, or they don't know. I attended a wedding once where everyone had to pick a partner they didn't know. During the dance a broom was passed around from couple to couple. When the music stopped, the couple holding the broom had to sit down. Kind of like musical chairs. When the last dancing couple was left they got some sort of prize and a photo op with the bride and groom. It was a lot of fun... and it was fun to meet new people. Kind of forced mingling.


I'm sure if you Google some different dancing games, you'll find more options.


Good luck!

Posted on July 2, 2008 at 8:19 am

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