Fun reception ideas??

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
2132 posts
Buzzing bee

My photo booth was PACKED all night! Are you doing music? A live band is fun, even if it’s a string quartet. I’m guessing the no dancing is because of modern music? Or am I way off base? 

Im not a huge fan of lawn games, but lots of people enjoy them. A caricature or quick-sketch artist? 

Whats your budget, what is your venue like, what’s tge general feel of your wedding, and what time of year? 

Post # 3
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

What time of day? I’ve heard of people doing lawn games, board games, smores. All of those things sound SUPER fun to me!

Post # 4
1807 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We’re doing board games and caricatures. Fi and I aren’t dancing people and we also do not drink for religious reasons. We’re planning on putting together a playlist for mood music.

Good luck, I’m sure your reception will be lovely.

Post # 5
144 posts
Blushing bee

In my husband’s family of origin, it is the custom for various family members to put on little skits at the wedding reception. 

There’s also a “shoe” game I’ve heard of, but never seen done. Maybe look that up.

Post # 7
2668 posts
Sugar bee

No need for forced games. Adults will be fine eating and visiting with other guests. If you absolutely MUST have games, have some lawn games (since it will be summer time) available for those that want to play.

Post # 9
2879 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Corn hole and giant jenga could be fun! I would have background/mood music if at all possible even if it’s just playing from an iPod hooked to some speakers. DIY photo booths are great but if you have room in your budget I would rent one that prints out little photo strips instead. 

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