Post # 1
I need some help on fun things to do for my reception. Since alcohol and dancing is out of the question due to family religion, what else can we do? I’ve thought up of a photobooth, and a slideshow of pictures of the groom and I. Can we brainstorm together and find ways to get a good reception that will be memorable?
Post # 2
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
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
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
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 # 6
Yeah, it’s cause of modern music. Personally my immediate family is fine with it, but my whole rest of my Mom’s side is extreme Holiness church. It even took me a bit of convincing just to let me do my father/daughter and first dance with my husband.
Budget is not sure yet but we can do moderate prices. Venue will be church for the reception, inside small/medium sized ball room or hall. Feel of wedding is rustic and romantic. Will be a August summer wedding.
Post # 7
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 # 8
We don’t need games per se, just some fun activites to do. I don’t want to have a wedding like my aunt and uncle who just sat, talked, ate, and did a kiss whenever someone made ringing noises with their spoon on a cup.
Post # 9
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.