(Closed) What should we do at the reception?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
724 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
5655 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
4824 posts
Honey bee

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 # 8
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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!

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