Post # 1
Hi everyone!! i am thinking of having a day reception but im a little skeptical about it becauase my family is Hispanic and they are used to night receptions.
also its an indoor repception
hours 11am- 4pm.
I need some help on how to keep it fun and outgoing for them.
Please! any ideas?
Post # 3
Hi there, my opinion is that you do whatever you want to do. It is your big day not theirs and if they dont like it then they that would save you some money. I hope this helps. 🙂
Post # 4
I am doing the same thing. I was also worried about what my family would think since they are used to big extravagant weddings and receptions, but me and Fi really just want something simple. To keep it going, we are having a photobooth for people to go to. And are also playing a video with pictures of us growing up. And are also having a candy bar. Some other things I have heard of are games, for instance putting a pack of cards or somethinig on the table, or playing games such as the shoe game. Also don’t underestimate the guests mingling and talking and the entertainment that wil provide. Just remember that the guests are there for YOU! And not for the reception 🙂
Post # 5
I’ve been to daytime weddings that are almost no different from a nighttime reception–big dance music, full meal, etc, and people totally got into it in the same way they did a nighttime reception. If that is the tone you set, and your guests are accustomed to partying at a big nighttime wedding, then you will get a pretty similar atmosphere at an indoor daytime wedding (the change in lighting really does the trick I think…)
If on the other hand, you’re trying to set a more laid back tone and would prefer it really have a different flavor from a nighttime wedding, just keep the lights a bit brighter, the music a bit less dance-club, and have alternate activities. I agree with pp’s about games…I went to a wedding that had wedding mad-libs and a bean-bag toss thing and a giant connect-four and it was awesome–really did help with people mingling!