My husband and I are finally having our PPD, after 5 years of marriage because the wedding was rushed and signed so that we could be stationed together. (We're both active duty military and I was days away from leaving to basic training.) My family is very important to me, so we've chosen to hold it on a weekend when we already gather for family camping.
My wedding planner asked me about a DJ, and when I said I didn't have one, we discussed it a bit. I am still trying to work out the timeline, but I expected a Saturday afternoon wedding, dinner, then head off to the rodeo around 7:30pm. I felt like we weren't missing much by skipping the dance because I don't like cake (we'll have pie cutting for dessert after dinner) and my husband hates to dance. She explained that the dancing time is often the 30 seconds each guest gets to spend face to face with the bride, and after focusing so much on family, I don't want to deprive them of that. I also understand that some would rather go back to their hotel than head to the rodeo with us. Are there any alternative ways to get that face-to-face time with all my guests without running myself ragged during dinner or paying for a DJ and other reception costs?