(Closed) Don’t want my reception to be boring!

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You don’t have to have anything to entertain your guests.  They’ll entertain themselves.  People will be mingling, catching up with family they haven’t seen, and just generally have a nice time.  That being said, I totally understand why you want to make sure they have fun.  I worried about that, too, because my guest list was pretty much middle aged and up (plus about a dozen kids under 18), and not really big dancers.  We did have a live band, which was awesome because a lot of people just hung out to enjoy the music and visit with one another.  We did have some games, as well.  Because we had a mostly outdoor venue, we set up Corn Hole (similiar to a bean bag toss), and had hula hoops, bubbles, and card games.  Our guests played with the games during the cocktail hour, and for the rest of the time mainly just hung out and enjoyed the venue.  We had a handful of people getting their groove on all evening, too, which was nice because my husband and I had lots of fun dancing.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our’s is on a Sunday, and in a renovated barn, so it will have a slightly more casual feel than a traditional wedding. I have the same worries you do about my family not dancing. Most of our families don’t drink, either (though we will have beer/wine for those who do). We’ll have a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine. We decided that we’ll set up games like giant jenga, cards, etc. on the cocktail tables in the bar area for those who don’t care to dance. There will also be kids at our reception, so I think they’ll appreciate non-dancing/drinking activities. I don’t know how this will go over, yet, but that’s our plan ATM! HTH!

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