Destination Wedding Reception Ideas?

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It wouldn’t be awkward if the people at the reception are dancing type of people.  But if not, then it really might be!  We decided on a Destination Wedding because of the intimacy and connection we’ll have with our guests, versus a larger wedding.  So to compliment that, we opted for a dinner reception at a restaurant!  We have about 20 guests and really loved the intimate feeling of that kind of reception. 

Depending on where you are getting married, I’m sure there are restaurants that are used to catering to large groups.  Just an idea!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

I think a DJ and dancing is still a great idea since you said that they are a lively group.  Music always keeps guests in a good mood.  Maybe to keep the excitement going you could hire some entertainment for either the cocktail hour or during or after dinner.  Depending on where your wedding is taking place, maybe there is a certain type of music or dancing that is part of their culture and you could hire a small group to do it.  Some cultures even have fire dancers for hire.  Other couples have a small fireworks show.  Just be creative!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had a three-piece local trio at our resort play for us just during our cocktail hour of 22 people and it was PERFECT.  Our group liked to party quite a bit and didn’t miss the DJ piece; they also escorted me down the isle as well, which was an awesome cultural part the the wedding.  To make dinner more interesting we had the “men” of the group rotate during each course to the different tables so my husband and I were able to talk to a lot of our guests throughout dinner and visa-versa.  It worked out well not having a DJ for us, so good luck with whatever you decide. It will be a memorable occation for all no matter what you choose!

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Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

That’s not an awkward number if you make it an intimate style wedding. A great idea for a Destination Wedding is Florida, and it has a really fun vibe as well! Some awesome venues idea are on this list here http://new.bestmiamiweddings.com/wedding-venues-locations/ for inspiration. Some small intimate venues you could check out are Club of Knights and the Spanish Monestary!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We are getting married in Kos and there is 15 of us…we are having a dinner afterwards with some traditional Greek dancers but no DJ! 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I had 39 (including Darling Husband and I) at our destination wedding. I was a bit worried at first as it took a while to get everyone up on the dance floor after dinner, but I’m SO glad we hired hi . It ended up being so much fun and most of the younger guests never left the dance floor!

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