Post # 1
We are having an 11am ceremony with a lunch reception immediately following. Because it is the middle of the day, I don’t want to have dancing. Just a personal preferance of mine. Also, based on some issues within my family, we are not having alcohol at the wedding. So with no dancing and no alcohol, what should we do at the reception? There will be food, mingling, cake, and toasts. Will that be ok or should we add something to the reception?
Post # 3
We’re having an 11 a.m. wedding with no booze, too :). We are still giving people an opportunity to dance, but I don’t expect that most will. We’re setting up a DIY faux-to-booth, which will at least give people something to do.
That’s all I’ve come up with so far, but I’d be interested in hearing other people’s responses :).
Post # 4
Photobooth is always a good idea. Slideshows can be fun, too. Games, like lawn games or board games have been suggested before. You could put together a DIY activity, like crossword puzzles or a more in-depth guestbook. You could have a worksheet for people to fill out, with their predictions, their favorite memories. Look around for some guestbook ideas, that might help fill up time.
Post # 5
We’re having a brunch reception
We won’t have alcohol either, we/most of our friends/family don’t drink but will still have music, but pretty specific on the Do Not Play list… we have friends and family that will dance no matter the time (lol)
We’re also doing Guestbook color pages & crayons so the guests will have that to keep them busy… for a bit (draw a pic of bride and groom, etc) And considered collecting the guestbook pages early and reading some of the funny/good “advice for the bride & groom” <— thought that could be fun/funny!
I considered do the photo ispy but decided against it.
We’ll also be having the traditional, first dance, bouquet/garter toss
We’re also having a lounge area just to give the guests another option to mingle
Post # 6
Is there space to have croquet? I find that lunch/afternoon appropriate.
For indoor, I am not really sure. I wouldnt do something that forces people to participate or to watch quietly if they dont (like a game that uses and MC or something that takes over the whole event)
Post # 7
Thanks for the ideas! I like the photobooth idea A LOT! I’ve seen posts about that all over the place but for some reason I didn’t connect that I could do it too! Yay, hopefully FH likes the idea.
Post # 8
I think a photobooth or lawn games is a great idea! My dad’s wedding was no dancing and it was a lunch wedding. People just ate and mingled and then had cake. It was still a good time just a different type of party!