Post # 1
At the reception, we weren’t planning on having any dancing. At least half of our guests don’t dance, so we were just going to have background music. Do I need to provide any other sort of entertainment? If so, what?
Post # 3
@ssttpp: I think it depends on the feel and location of your wedding. I have always adored weddings with old-timey games. That could be a lovely alternative
Post # 4
We’re in the same situation. We have about 10 board games to put out (I have everything from Hungry, Hungry Hippos for the pre-schoolers to card games for the older set) and a photo booth. I’m hoping people will mingle and eat lots of dessert. We also have music in the background. But I think that you need to recognize that without a dance, it simply won’t go as late. We’re serving a fancier dinner than is usual in our circles and starting a little later.
Post # 5
Board games might be fun. Or it’ll just be something else to buy 🙁
My plan for the reception is this:
First hour: cocktail hour
Second hour: dinner, first (non-wedding cake) dessert, and mingling
Third hour: cake cutting, toasts
Beginning of fourth hour: arrange our send-off
We are okay with the party wrapping up early. We really just want a nice, elegant dinner and a chance to say thanks to our guests.
Post # 6
@ssttpp: PM me if you want my timeline that I have worked out.
My motto from the very beginning is that we’re throwing an elegant dinner party for those who want to witness our vows. Stick to your guns – you’re going to have a lot of backlash. I’ve had people who don’t dance ask me how I’m going to entertain my guests; I think they can entertain themselves.