(Closed) HELP! FI is absolutely set on having beer pong at reception :/

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should I give in and let him have this one?

    Yes

    No

  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Oh my, don’t let you Fiance give mine any ideas! LOL

    If the beer pong is non-negotiable with your Fiance what if you set it up outside? That way it is still there for him, but it doesn’t wreck your formal reception.

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee

    Unless, maybe there’s a way to bring it out after grandparents, etc have left? Like as a end of the reception extra activity?

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    lol that’s funny, I like the after party idea.

    Not sure where you live but I know there are laws here that do not allow drinking games in public venues – maybe the liability risk is a nice way of saying no?

    Post # 20
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Definitely not reception material unless you’re having a super casual reception (and even then, its questionable)

    BUT I have seen some super cute photos of bridal parties at a rehearsal dinner doing a beer pong tourney (I Think i saw it on Pinterest)…I guess it depends on the formality level of your rehearsal dinner, but maybe AFTER the rehearsal dinner, that way it’s like you’re compromising?

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I agree with the PPs…I would try to make it work at another wedding related event, like the Rehearsal Dinner or after party. You could also see if he’ll compromise & have a beer pong themed groom’s cake!

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Beer pong at the after party!

    Post # 23
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    DH’s cousin got married this past weekend. Their wedding was beautiful. very traditional. Since it started early, it ended early. We were home by 9pm. His side of the family was from out of the country so her family had an after-party with a keg and.. beer pong. Maybe you could have something similar? All your friends and family that want to join and play but it won’t take away from your actual wedding.

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee

    IDK– I am going to go against popular opinion here and say to let him have this one. 

    If it is towards the end of the night and he and some buddies want to have a few games, why not? My DH was INSISTENT upon the groomsmen wearing black baseball hats at the reception with their fav baseball teams on them. While I wasn’t thrilled at first, and I knew they would be in every picture ( and they were, trust me!), the guests LOVED that unique little kick. I swear, it is one of the most commented things about the wedding and how ” different” it was.

    Post # 26
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I agree with PP do it at the Rehearsal Dinner not the wedding.

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Mrs_Amanda:  That’s a good point. My DH insisted on having cornhole (not the nice, personalized sets, but a borrowed OSU set). I didn’t want it, because I wanted a little more elegance, but I gave in because it meant a lot to him & he let me choose almost everything for the wedding. Everyone LOVED it, and, despite my fears, it didn’t seem to cheapen our wedding at all.

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    umm hell no. I do think your Fi is frustrated and this reception should be both of your taste. I never got the allure of beer pong it’s a germy disgusting game, and I can’t imagine most people wanting to play that while being dressed up.

    It’s still important that he represented so perhaps having a few lawn games like corn hole at the cocktail hour, and the karoke machine even if it’s not your taste.

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I say not just no, but HELL NAW. 

    Post # 31
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    IMO, I don’t see what the big deal is.  I personally feel people need to loosen up.  I think it sounds fun and it definitely would be quite a memory (and I don’t drink).  I like most things out of the norm though and I don’t really understand why people seem so stuffy at weddings.  I think sticking to very traditional ways is boring.  Again, this is just my opinion, but I think that guests certainly wouldn’t forget your reception! 

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