(Closed) Boring wedding/ Reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mrsdett:  I am worried for sure! So I am planning on group activies and games. I will be having a small wedding.. so during reception we will divide into teams and play games. Cornhole, musical chairs, shoe game, dance comp…etc. And I am going to add I-spy games to each table with prizes for guests who actually complete the list.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We plan on having a photobooth, an open bar, and a surprise dragon dance. Between all these I think my guests will have a lot to do/enjoy.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

The most boring weddings I’ve been to have been too forced, too scripted and too much like a kiddie birthday party. I don’t like being scripted into a bride’s uncomfortable version of musical chairs.

I say skip the games and let your guests mingle and enjoy themselves.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

We’re having bocci ball, cornhole, & ladderball.  We’re also going to have a “front porch” area set up where guests can just chill out and watch the sunset with those white plastic Adirondack chairs and a coffee table covered with dried moss.

I was going to have conversation starters on the tables in pretty jars but decided to scratch that. :-/ I may resurrect it if I feel like I have lots of time on my hands… [eye roll]

ETA: and these won’t be “scripted” as mentioned by PP, they’ll just be around the outside of the tent, if people want to partake, they can, if not, then dance!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@RedAngelDreamer:  my ‘uncomfortable version of musical chairs’ is for a mixture of guests who speak different languages and have a few special aid guests. thanks.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mrsdett:  If you have an iPad and a tri-pod, you can easily DIY a background and some props (or buy them very cheaply used from other brides). There’s an app called Wedding Booth that is only $10. I think I’ll probably do a photo booth this way. The photography company wanted to charge $600 for it!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The best weddings I have been to have had no real structured itinerary except dancin’ and minglin’…so that’s what I’m doing!  (Plus, lots of delicious food and open bar.)

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@BeetleGrl215:  I second this!  

I just want people to dance, mingle and have a great time.  I also think that the best wedding receptions I’ve been to have offered food for later on.  Dancing + Drinking = hungry.  We are having a s’mores and dessert bar. Also our venue features a patio for people to sit on, I think that will be a big hit.  

But if your having a dance-type reception, please dance.  The most boring weddings I’ve been to the bride and groom spent the whole night drinking with their buddies at the bar or out side smoking.  Seriously, you can do that any night of the week.  

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I saw a fun idea on Four Weddings!Laughing They put different song titles on the reception tables and when the songs were played everyone at that table had to get up and dance.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think EVERY bride fears their reception being boring! For us, 99% of our guest list consists of Josh’s Dad’s side of the family. Every get together we literally just hang out and talk, so that’s basically what we’re going to do! We are going to give everyone a beach scavengar hunt while we are taking photos, and we’ll be doing a first dance, cake cutting, and dessert buffet. No “real” dancing (none of us dance), but we will have an Ipod playing in the background for aesthetics. But no one is going to be “forced” into anything, it’s all going to be about just enjoying family!

The I-spy idea is a good one, and I’m all for photobooths!  

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My wedding is fifties themed and our whole family is there for a good time. Not too many pwople will stay seated. We are playing only fun upbeat hits from the fifties and early sixties. That’s about the only enertainment we will have. I think it’ll be enough. With all of the fifties style decor and everyone dressed (wedding party and some guests) it’ll be fun!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We are having a toronto maple leafs themed wedding…I think between the fun of having to shoot a goal for us to kiss, a DIY photobooth, and different hockey touches throughout I think it will be fun……

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