(Closed) Call me boring, but…

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mepayne:  What about a down home Georgia classy barbeque?  Cute cornhole, horseshoes, bocce games.  I once went to a wedding where they served Shrimp and grits and martini glasses with slaw, pork bbq, baked beans, mashed potatoes layered with a cornbread garnish.  

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I’m not sure if this will go down well, but I like party games. From childhood style ones to more adult ones, I think they’re really fun, great to involve people and a good alternative to alcohol.

It might be a way to use up the dance floor and keep people entertained?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

What would you normally do with your family and friends if you werent at a wedding?  Use that as inspiration instead of things that aren;t your style.  Make it about you guys.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You could do a slide show of your lives and include family members/friends in it.  If either of you have lineage from another country maybe you could get dancers/singers that specialize in dance/songs from that country.  For example, if one of you is Irish you could get some of the Irish cloggers to perform.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I agree with the party games idea. I think that’s the only thing I would do if I were having that type of wedding.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Yeah, something would be good. My brother’s wedding was a Sunday afternoon inside a church in January. There was no dancing or anything… after cake, guests basically left. They did the garter/bouquet, but my SIL was pretty pissed. She was like “Why did everyone leave??” But… there wasn’t anything for them to do really = 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have trouble understanding why so many brides worry about entertaining their guests.

For decades if not longer, couples have had weddings without dancing or games. People love to socialize, catch up with friends and family , eat, drink and make merry.

You could have a trivia game on the tables for people to do. It also serves as a mixer for people to get to know each other.

You need to know trivia about your guests. You can have things like ” I won the gold medal for backstroke in high school.” The guests have to find out the name of that person.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you haven’t been to a wedding in awhile, maybe some people will surprise you! I am not a dancer at all, but have been known to shake my booty at weddings on occassion. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Even if you’re not partiers or dancers, I suggest still playing some slow dance music.  When people go to weddings they want at least one dance with their significant other.

Other things to pass the time:

slide show

the shoe game

a performace, (hired professionals)

toasts

a photobooth

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I went to my FI’s cousin’s wedding last summer. It was a backyard wedding under a beautiful tent. There was a BBQ as well as dancing, a bon fire, and.. a mechanical bull! It was SOOOO much fun. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not a big drinker or partier but I still like to dance at weddings (even dry weddings). Do you think your guests would dance, if you have music?

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mepayne:  Your guests may surprise you. My husband and I don’t drink, or really dance. We had a small wedding on my family farm in the afternoon. We also served beer and wine, no liquor. Everyone danced! For hours. It was a blast. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

We are nixing alcohol other than a champagne toast, and dancing. We’re having a really nice meal at epcot on the water’s edge, and our cake cutting under the fireworks.

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