(Closed) Reception Entertainment…need advice please

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We have the same issue.  We are planning a slideshow and a (homemade) photobooth, along with personal visiting.  When I posted a question similar to this a while back, I also received suggestions to have ice breakers and games (indoor and/or outdoor- whatever works for your venue/event) available.  HTH; Good luck!

Post # 4
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541 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yes! I am pondering the same question. I’m going to tag along on your post.

The only thing I thought of was a wedding raffle. Raffle things off like a dance with the bride/groom… but my mom said that would be really lame. Like something from a BBQ. Maybe so, but I don’t wantpeople to be bored and leave after dinner

Post # 6
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2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I Would suggest some sort of photobooth album. Also, maybe you could incorporate some sort of conversation starters on each table so people begin to mix and mingle. For example, fun facts about you as a couple like "The Newlyweds met at college and this how… To find out where they went on their first vacation visit table 4" and then table 4 says something like "The Newlyweds went to Aruba, Jamacia ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo… To find out what the first meal Bride cooked for Groom is visit table 8" etc…

Also, if you want to encourage dancing I would say THIS would be an appropriate setting for a "married couple dance" … ya know, to see who has danced the longest. Sometimes this is the only time my parents get out on the dance floor now a days. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

This may seen kinda nerdy, but we are going to play Rock Band (the game) for an hour during the reception.  We’ve arranged it with the DJ already.  He suggests no more than an hour or hour and a half so the people not playing don’t get bored.  If you’ve never played, try it–it’s really fun and super addicting! We are even going to put it in our invitations! (…dinner, dancing, and rock band to follow…)  I think many people will enjoy this dancing alternative, and it’s still interactive–you play with other people–like in a real band!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

goldenbear- omg that’s my FI’s dream to have Rock Band at the reception. I’m sure the ‘old folks’ who have never had the opportunity to see this game would get a kick out of it too.

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