(Closed) Reception down-time ideas please

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

How much time are you looking to fill?


-Dance Lessons

-Live Music


-Caracture artist

-Wishing tree

-Picture display

-Guest book scrapbooking page

EDIT TO ADD:  Sorry, I read your question wrong and was thinking this was for the gap between ceremony and reception.

Other ideas:

-Board Games

-Karaoke 😉

…but, honestly – I don’t think you really need anything ‘extra’.  If people want to take a break from the main room – maybe just some chairs, etc out there.  I wouldn’t plan an extra activity that would draw people away from the main room (even though I remember trying to figure this out during my own planning).

In thinking of all the weddings I’ve attended, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an additional activity – other than a lounge type of seating – where people can just get some air and mingle before they go back in….

Post # 4
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Decks of cards/poker chips

Boards Games

Spoons (the game)

Musical Instruments for those who may feel talented and entertaining

Set up binoculars (you could incorporate an I Spy or treasure hunt kind of thing with this)



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