No dancing?

posted 3 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Eek. No alcohol AND no dancing? I would find it tough to be entertained/stay for very long at the reception. 

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

i didnt have dancing at my wedding.  We had a band that played live music, 2 caricature artists, a lantern lighting, lawn games, a slideshow  and drinking…some people left earlier but many stuck around too.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If you are okay with a shorter reception, that sounds fine.  Anything more than three hours will be pushing people’s attention spans.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think it’s fine as long as you’re ok with people leaving early. I would set up the area with some games and entertainment. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well to clarify it rained at my wedding so the lawn games never made there way out :). We had wedding cornhole, giant jenga, and kubb.  the first 2 you could do indoors with enough room…not the third.  People really loved the caricature artists although they were not inexpensive.

 we also did a dessert bar that people really enjoyed.  My husband and i both really loce sweets so our desserts were My favorites, his favorites and our favoritess. i had to get friends ro help bake and specifically our moms (who makes favorite desserts better than mom?)

oh also i forgot we also had a firedancer too.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Open mic.  I’ve been to some weddings without booze & dancing.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

If you did an afternoon or brunch reception, that would certainly have your guests come in without the expectation of the typical dinner and dancing reception. Do it after lunch and just have awesome snacks and desserts and let people mingle.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I honestly wouldn’t bother planning any activities to keep people entertained. Most people probably wouldn’t participate. Without alcohol or dancing, most likely people will enjoy dinner/cake/toasts, and then head out.

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