(Closed) Games instead of Dancing?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Dancing or No dancing
    Dancing, its a MUST HAVE! : (23 votes)
    55 %
    Lots of games so people don't get bored : (15 votes)
    36 %
    other, explain : (4 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 4
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think dancing, or the option of dancing, is necessary at a wedding. 

    I would be careful about having drinking games at a wedding – you’re going to end up with a bunch of drunk people.  Personally, I wouldn’t want my wedding equated with games I played at college frat parties, but that’s just me.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @abbie017:  I’m kind of with you on the drunk people/college frat party feel thing… I know with our friends, beer pong invariably begets stupidity, so I definitely wouldn’t want it at my wedding. 

    That said, beer pong is the only thing that really rubs me that way in your list.  If it’s a casual event in a casual spot (horseshoes are messy), I think games are fine, but I’d also give the guests the option of dancing somewhere.

    Post # 6
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    5763 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I wouldn’t have games, nor would I participate in them. Is it a wedding or a picnic? Sorry….I’d have music and dancing and let people mingle,eat and chat!

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Where I come from each member of the wedding party ie bridesmaids, groomsmen and bride and groom and even the parents of the bride and groom must all do a party piece on dancefloor. This could be either dancing or singing a song, or both, or telling jokes. We then usually vote for the best party piece. Sometimes the bride and groom do a “dance-off” and this can be pretty amusing for the guests! 

    So my vote went to dancing. I think I would find watching people play ping pong a bit too reserved. 

    Post # 8
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    890 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think since it is an afternoond wedding, that idea is AWESOME! But if you were having a late night party, dancing would be a must. I say go for it, its a great idea!

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Personally, I would not be pleased to go to a wedding and not be able to dance.  And quite frankly, I think beer pong at a wedding is kind of tacky.  Sorry, dont’ mean to offend.  I agree with the PPs that this is the biggest issue; the other games might be okay.

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I don’t see the prodance with having games AND dancing, this way peopleshould have a choice. You said you already plan on having music playing so I think it wouldn’t be too hard to try to incorporate a dance floor somewhere as well.

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Why not have both?

    Post # 12
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    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Not my taste personally but if it’s what you love go for it! I’ve been to afternoon weddings with dancing though – I guess it really depends on your venue

    Post # 15
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    1077 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t like dancing so I would love to go to a wedding like this! You could also ask guests to bring a game they like so that you don’t have to hunt down so many by yourself.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We had games at our reception for the people who didn’t want to dance and honestly, only about 3 people played one game.  If they weren’t dancing, they were just hanging out.

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