I have had this on my mind since I started getting into my wedding planning so I thought it was time to bring it to the boards and get people's feedback that have gone through the same thing regarding dancing at smaller sized weddings.
I am getting married at Dreams in Puerto Vallarta next May. I have always imagined my wedding have dancing of course, and can't really picture it without it. However, the deeper I am getting into planning this wedding, the more I am realizing that since it is a destination wedding, most of the people we're inviting won't be coming. So far I have 17 confirmed out of about 100 total guests invited. So this has been worrying me because I just have such a hard time picturing the wedding reception (which will be on the terrace at Dreams) being really high-energy and dancey with such a small crowd! Now granted, the wedding is still over 6 months away and I'm sure that more than 17 will end up coming, but I would be surprised if much more than 30 to 40 attend. I don't doubt that the people that are there won't have a good time, but I keep picturing it being awkward when trying to round people up to dance. And what troubles me even more is that I am just going the playlist route, so won't have a DJ to possibly control the crowd and get the energy flowing.
So my question for you all is: are you facing the same fears about dancing and "fun" at your reception with a small crowd? And the brides that have already experienced it, how has it gone for you?
Am I overthinking this? I figure I'm going to be in Mexico with my closest family and some good friends, so how bad could it really be, right?