(Closed) blackjack/cards at reception, but DON'T want it to seem casino-themed…

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

When will they be doing this?  

If I were a guest at a morning wedding with brunch, I would expect to be leaving around 1 or shortly after brunch and cake.  I wouldn’t expect there to be entertainment or to stay for it.

Post # 5
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

@gromble:  No.  I’m there to watch you get married, eat, and talk to other guests.  Since it’s an early wedding, I wouldn’t stay long.  I’d move on with rest of my day.

Post # 6
46406 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@gromble:  I think too many couples worry too much about entertining their guests. For centuries, people have celebrated marriages by sharing food and drink, socializing with the other guests and congratulating the couple.

Post # 7
2481 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

People don’t need constant entertainment at a wedding. They’ve come to a wedding. Not a circus!

Also, at an morning wedding with a brunch to follow, people are unlikely to stay so long that boredom could ever be a factor. 


Post # 8
12248 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@gromble:  We had a luncheon, also with no dancing! People actually really liked how convienent our wedding was for their schedule. They were still free some of the afternoon and all that night!

We didn’t provide entertainment beyond food and drink. No one was bored. They ate, drank, talked, and left! It was about three hours long.

Post # 9
5662 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with PP’s, unless it’s like, a BBQ or something I’d expect to go see you get married, eat brunch, chat with people and then go home.

Post # 10
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t like to dance so I would very much enjoy playing cards at a reception! I think it’s a good idea especially since you are having a morning wedding and people probably aren’t likely to stay all day. I’m sure there will be some people who aren’t really interested in playing, but those who are can mingle with other guests while they play for a little bit, congratulate you, then leave. I get bored at receptions watching people dance all night, but I’m there to celebrate with you – you don’t have to entertain me 🙂

And no, I don’t think it is too “casino-y”! Especially if you add some wedding flair like you mentioned – but even if you don’t, I wouldn’t start thinking casino theme until I saw something like this.. lol

Post # 11
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012


Your Wedding is the ONLY reason I need to come / be there… I can figure the rest out for myself (how to socialize, make small talk etc)

IMO, Weddings aren’t an “Entertainment” Occasion, they are a Family / Social Occasion, people should realize that and KNOW how to act etc.

Save your money for something else that truly is important (lol, like the Honeymoon)


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