Post # 1
Hi bees. We are havi Mr b our reception on a farm OR on a boat (not sure yet) but I am at a loss of what entertainment to have th at is not a dj. I was thinking lawn games for a farm but it will be wintery and I don’t want a full on band. I thought of a magicial or something but is that tacky and not keeping to farm theme? We are also considering renting a boat so not much space.
Any ideas are appreciated
Post # 2
lena_k_29: I don’t know where in the world you are, but here in Australia, weddings without dancing are fairly common. It’s just like a big dinner party. There are always a few speeches (traditionally 3 speeches) to tie the reception together. In other words, if your guests are used to socialising, “entertainment” may not be necessary.
Post # 3
I agree with aussiemum1248: . I’m in Australia and plan to do just this.
Post # 4
What do you mean small reception? We had 42 people at our wedding and we did not have dancing.
For entertainment, we hired a 3-piece band that played while guests arrived, during dinner, and afterwards while guests drank and mingled. This included a bass guitar, keyboard player, and singer (who acted as our MC). In all honestly, no one missed the dancing because the elegant dinner really set the tone for the event (alcohol helped as well). The band also allowed for us to do a first dance and a father/daughter dance which was nice.
I knew someone with a boat reception – they had a wonderful dinner, open bar, guests mingled on the deck afterwards, talking, listening to music, it was very nice and intimate.
Post # 5
I went to a brunch wedding a couple years ago that had no dancing and no “entertainment”, and seriously, it’s one of the best weddings I ever attended. The food was phenomenal, and the people were interesting, funny, and engaging. We really just ate, drank, and talked all afternoon.
Post # 6
This sounds like my wedding! We were “supposed” to have dancing, but aside from the traditional dances, no one really danced (this was a 40 person afternoon wedding). It was still awesome! We just had music playing from an IPOD and we talked and laughed. Very personal and relaxed.
Post # 7
Hi bees, thanks for your supportive responses. I am living in Sydney, Australia actually but am from Canada. I have been to a number of weddings here though and there was a lot of hours of drunken dancing at all of them, so assumed this was the norm.
I am kinda leaning less towards the boat thing now. Th e ceremony would have been on Cockatoo Island and maybe that will be too cold for everyone in July. Plus a friend of mine pointed out that people may get seasick.