(Closed) Bowling Reception? Help!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Bowling reception
    I'd go! : (35 votes)
    58 %
    Not a good idea. (please explain) : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Let's get this party started! : (17 votes)
    28 %
    Bowling shoes won't match my dress :( : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 18
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think this sounds like it will be a blast. Do it. It will be awesome memories for you guys!!

    Post # 19
    377 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think it sounds great, but I find traditional receptions a snooze. Maybe your mom will come around when she sees that people are having fun, because I am pretty sure lots of people will be.

    Post # 20
    9028 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It really depends on your guests and how they feel about bowling in their “nice” clothes, I do enjoy bowling but I usually wear jeans or shorts.. are people going to get to change before they bowl?

    Post # 21
    6392 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It sounds like a ton of fun to me! Bowling isn’t exactly messy, so I wouldn’t be worried about getting dirty. I would definitely try to remind guests to pack some socks, though!

    Post # 22
    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i would absolutely go! i think my mom might not think it was a cool idea either, but that goes with the times. its your wedding day, make it what you want. enjoy YOURSELF, rather than thinking of the enjoyment of your parents. i would absolutely love to join you 😉

    Post # 23
    11 posts
    • Wedding: May 1994

    I think this sounds like a blast! It will be a day that you, your groom & guests will never forget! If guests know to plan in advance, they can dress for an activity or bring clothes to change into.  Those who wish to dress & stay in more formal attire will probably not participate in the actual bowling, but enjoy watching from the sidelines. (if they can possibly stand not to join in the fun!)

    Post # 24
    843 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love love love the idea!!!  You should defintiely do it!  I would have so much fun!

    Post # 25
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @Fujan25: Well, we had 46 people attend the wedding in the morning including brunch, and we had about 25 people at the bowling alley. It was a really hot day and the elder members of our families weren’t feeling well enough and a bunch of my family were too tired to go bowling (even though they did want to come, it was just too much in the heat). We had 1.5 to 2 hours in between the end of the wedding/brunch before meeting at the bowling alley, so people could head to the hotel or a relative’s place to change.

    Post # 26
    2700 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think that sounds like a BLAST! If I were a guest, I would really enjoy myself at your bowling reception.

    Post # 27
    4044 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It sounds so fun! Just make sure you will not trip in your dress when you change into bowling shoes Wink

    Post # 29
    358 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012


    I love this idea! I love it so much we were already planning on doing this for our reception! =D Our wedding theme is vintage (50’s). We are getting married in santa monica, pictures on the pier and then bowling! dont worry if shoes dont match your dress! it will be super cute! Im planning on these shoes for bowling!


    they are way cute and super fun! and Im hoping to get some cute photos like this!


    sorry to hear its too far for you guys! … whatever you chose i would say to not care what your family says and have fun! its your big day!

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