(Closed) Fun Reception Ideas

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I was just trying to come up with some fun ideas myself! Our venue is a pavilion at a golf club, right on the lake. There is a fire pit and I thought it’d be great to have a fire at the end of the night with s’mores! I’ve also considered having some games like horseshoes or cornhole (our wedding is going to be more on the casual side)…but I wouldn’t want these things to take away from the dance floor or anything like that. Things to think about!

Post # 4
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Worker bee

Theres:food stations, photo booth, silhouette artist, watercolor artist, karaoke, group dances, square dancing, caricature artist, cotton candy machine, ice cream sundae bar, fondue pots, celebrity or family impersonators, storyteller, guests can play croquet, you can hire professional dancers to give everybody lessons on the dance floor, and hypnotists.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Glow sticks for later in the night when things are getting REALLY loose! We’re tossing that idea around for our reception too & I’ve posted a poll about it so we’ll see how the bees feel!

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Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are doing a photobooth and also a newlyweds game at the wedding.  We are doing everything outside for our reception and we have to be out of the tent by 10pm..noise ordinance so at that time whoever is still up for partying will move inside the inn’s pub (we rented out the inn so we won’t disturb other guests) for some drinks, midnight snack, and karaoke. I am excited!

I also wanted to have a jousting ring for the rehearsal night (which is not really a rehearsal because we chose not to do a wedding party) but everyone told me I was crazy. (which I kinda agree but still think it would have been fun)  So we are doing a casual welcome dinner for any guests in town that night (most are travelling from out of state) and topping it off with a smores bonfire. The inn also sets up volleyball net and has tennis courts and bocci ball, 2 pools, a jacuzzi, and of course that pub!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We are thinking the same, but just remember, “Good Food, Good Music, Good Times”…my co-worker who’s sister is a wedding planner said that and it makes a ton of sence. Don’t worry too much about people leaving early because their bored but it is nice to have some fun things to do. We are doing a Photobooth and glowsticks (going to give them out when it gets dark) and a few other things if we think of them. I’m trying to stay away from vendors/having people at my wedding I don’t know so, so far so good 🙂

Anyways hope that helps! 🙂

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Instead of everyone klinking their glasses to get us to kiss, we printed up card telling everyone they had to sing a song with the words kiss, love or marriage in them and them we’d kiss.  It was fun to have whole tables suddenly burst into song and I think everyone had a fun time coming up with songs

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@kiki29: Our photographer is doing it.  We got a great deal…so ours is more of a photo station rather than the tradidtional booth that some people have.  We thought this would be better because we would be able to have larger groups.  I know that you can rent one of the traditional photobooths from different companies and even check with your DJ (if you have one) some companies have them as well.  I also bought some props and chalkboards so people can dress up and write messages on the boards. 

Hope that helps!

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2008

One of my brides played wedding games with the guest. There was a scavenger hunt, where the guests have to get the audience to help them obtain a certain item, first person to bring it up to the couple wins a prize.

The bride and groom were also fans of “Minute to Win It”. We modified the “Ka-Broom” so the competition is between the bride and the groom to see who could catch the most marshmallow, loser has to clean their new house for the first month of marriage. =) The guests totally had fun participating and being entertained.

If you’re planning to ask your photographer to get snaps of guests like a photo booth, make sure you have a 2nd photographer available, or you might miss some major ‘aww’ moments of your wedding reception.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We want to do a Photobooth and we’re going to hand out Sparklers during the fireworks.  The wedding is on a lake and right before 4th of July so there’s going to be an awesome display on our wedding night!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Post-reception, we are setting up our XBOX with Rock Bank in the hotel bar.

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