After the speeches and parent dances, we had a quick bite to eat and then began mingling with guests. We opted to skip the receiving line at the church and instead went around to all the tables during the dinner hour to greet our guests.
Once we said hello to every table, my bridesmaids grabbed me and I don’t think we left the dance floor all night. We spent the night dancing away to our favorite songs with our friends and family.As we were recently watching our wedding video, Starfish Mom pointed out that it looked like we only invited females to our wedding.
Literally, almost every shot other than those with the wedding party, is one of the girls at the wedding. Apparently our guy friends don’t like to dance.
As we were watching, I started thinking of friend’s weddings that we’ve attended and it’s pretty typical. The girls always congregate on the dance floor and the guys always end up outside or by the bar.
The girls definitely dominated the floor during Beyonce’s Single Ladies.
Mr. Starfish bounced back and forth between his friends and joining me on the dance floor. He did opt out of the line dances, which end up on many people’s do not play lists, but always on the top of my family’s must play list. It’s a surefire way to get my aunts dancing and joining the cousins on the dance floor. Even Mr. Starfish’s family got into the spirit with Cotton Eyed Joe and the Cha Cha Slide. Seeing as I struggled during the first dance, I was pretty impressed with myself for making it almost the whole way through Cotton Eyed Joe.
Despite the female dominance on the dance floor, some of the men did bust some moves during classics like Shout.
And made their way to the dance floor to join dates and daughters during the slow dances.
And the guys that could really dance took over the floor and entered the circle.
Does your family do circles? You know, when a group of people form a circle and people take turns dancing in the middle? My family is a big fan and formed several circles throughout the night. We especially like clapping in circles.
Watching our wedding video, it just re-affirmed the fact that I have no moves and should avoid circles at all costs.
I almost took out a bridesmaid at one point when Mr. S lead me into the middle.
It was entertaining to see everyone else join in though—we definitely have some friends that can dance.
So, do girls typically dominate the dance floor at the weddings you’ve attended? Are you a fan of circles, too?
all photos by David Bibeault, unless otherwise noted
- Wedding Date:
- October 2010
- The Atlantic Beach Club