Are you having an "East Coast Style" reception with dancing FIRST? #Reception Advice#dancing#reception#steal-this-idea Posted Feb 8 2018 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Bobbi Sheridan A lot of American wedding receptions follow this formula: a grand entrance followed by a meal, speeches, and finally dancing. But in what's been dubbed an "East Coast Style" reception, dancing happens right away with intermittent boogie-ing down between meal courses, too! It sounds pretty rad to me and gets everyone out of their seats and into mingle and mix mode right away. We spied this concept over on the Instagram of Bobbi Sheridan at bobbiphoto.com: An “East Coast Style” reception is our favorite! East Coast receptions (AKA, New York Style) put your formal dances before dinner. You’ll start dancing immediately after your grand entrance. Your guests will also dance between courses, which is typically more fun than staring at a dirty plate annnnd will create the illusion of non-stop dancing (and fun) from beginning to end. Jusssst something to consider when planning your wedding. SO FUN. We've featured a few more ways to shake up dancing… Related Post Have your first dance right at the altar Sandra-Lee and Conrad's take on a first dance struck us as genius. Right after the ceremony, right at the altar, they had their big smooch and went right into a… Read More Related Post Who cares who leads? Non-gendered first dance ideas for all My brother-in-law -- who has never danced himself -- once told me that it is only natural in dancing that the man leads and the woman follows. Having taught many… Read More Related Post Make the first dance less nerve-wracking: GROUP DANCE! Feeling first dance shy? If you want to dance, but are feeling the pressure, nothing says you have to dance alone. Grab your wedding party, family, or in Juno and… Read More Are YOU planning an East Coast-style reception or something else out of the norm? Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Cheer "HUZZAH" for this Bristol Renaissance Faire wedding NEXT A darkly chic wedding with karaoke and Mexican meets Korean food Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] The only non east coast weddings I've attended were in Europe so I legit thought this was the American norm and dancing at the end was Europe only. My mind is fully blown right now. Reply Totally agree. I didn't realize there WAS another way! Hahaha Reply A coworker originally from New Jersey couldn't believe it when she went to an Indiana wedding and there wasn't any dancing until after dinner. At lunch the next Monday, she complained about it to a group of coworkers, all from different parts of the Midwest, and we all just stared like she was crazy. "Why WOULDN'T they wait to start the dancing after dinner?" It was this amazing moment of unknown cultural norms. I'm sharing this now! Reply Ironically, I just noticed that the space where she "suffered" through a Midwest-style wedding was, I think, the same Indianapolis ballroom hashtagged in your source's photo. Reply I have read too many blogs and this is one of the best blogs which I read. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.