Women playing and dancing at weddings

Question 13: Is it permissible for women to play and dance during weddings in a place far away from the men’s area? Likewise, is it permissible for men to play during weddings in a place far away from the women’s area?

Answer: The Prophet (peace be upon him) prescribed that marriage has to be publicized to distinguish it from Zinaa (sexual intercourse outside marriage). However, such publicizing is to take place through permissible procedures such as having witnesses to the contract of marriage and women playing the tambourine and singing decent songs that do not involve Fitnah (temptation) or intermixing between men and women... read more here.