(Closed) Best Parts of Reception?

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am actually really interested in the responces too!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We didn’t do assigned seating, and a lot of people had fun mingling because of it. My husband hates dancing and didn’t, but me and the girls were out on the dance floor! The best part had to be the toasts, my sister’s and the best man’s made me cry. Don’t stress about it, usually these things flow!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

i dont understand why there still cant be dancing?  if your Fiance doesnt love it, he doesnt have to be on the center of the dance floor all night?  all the weddings i have been to have had people dancing AND people sitting and chatting adn what not.  can’t you do both?  

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

@cyneswith:  do you have a DJ?  i found at my sister wedding it was just one thing after another. i cant even remember anything specific that he did, but there was just always something going on.  my friend even said it was the wedding that kept on giving!  and a good DJ will get everyone to dance! being single has nothing to do with it!  i went to a wedding without a date once and i was on the dance floor the entire night!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The best parts of a reception to me is good food and good music. I agree with PurpleUnicorn, a great DJ can really save the day. Unless you have a ton of other activities, things are going to fizzle pretty quicly without dancing. But it depends on your guests and if they are into dancing.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

everyone wants good food and great drinks! 

I personally know if I have to eat chicken marsala at one more reception I may go crazy.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Is it an afternoon or brunch reception? Is a dry wedding common in your circle? If there is no alcohol there probably really will be no dancing. People tend to let loose more after a few glasses. Even though there’s no DJ are you still having someone MC it to announce all the major events (cake cutting, toasts, bouquet toss etc)? That may help keep things flowing a bit.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What about games?  You could put board games, cards, or even games you made up about yourself and your fiance (fill in the blanks or crosswords).  Or you could have some of those games that feature the two of you.  There is that one where you sit back to back, and you have one of your shoes and one of your fiance’s shoes.  Then the MC asks you a bunch of fun questions, and you hold up whoever’s shoe you think.  For example, “Who is the messy one?”  There are other fun group games like that.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you are worried about people not having fun, get a DJ and alcohol. Those two things will bring on the fun! Or even just the alcohol if you have to prioritize =)

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Could you do a dessert bar? Like a make your own sundae? Or decorate your own cupcake? Or something like that?

Is it an outdoor wedding? Could you do s’mores or croquet or something similar?

This is something I wanted to do and I’ve seen successfully done at parties—walls of photos with little bios of all of the guests so people can go around and learn about all of the guests?

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