(Closed) Help please! I need ideas for activites at a no-dancing reception please!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

Wow! That’s tough. Our venue is also a historic landmark, but they pretty much let us do whatever we want. Photobooth, tent, dancing, alcohol, whatever. You’ve got good ideas so far. How about instead of a sit down meal, do food stations? That will get people up and walking and mingling.

Post # 4
156 posts
Blushing bee

Maybe some form of photo scavenger hunt… Here is the one from Mrs.Bee. I think it’s such a cute idea and would give all the guests (young and old) something to do, and LOTS of pictures for you! Double whammy!

Post # 5
4485 posts
Honey bee

Typically if there is no dancing, people are more than happy to mingle the entire time without outside entertainment.

Post # 7
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am doing the same type of deal – I might have a few dances, but the emphasis will be on background music and mingling. Fiance and I love board games, so we are actually going to set up a few board game stations so people can play together and get to know one another. I think it should be fun! How many people will be at your reception?

I also plan to have some photo albums there for people to look through. I think most guests will be happy to mingle with the appies and drinks we will have available!

Post # 8
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

we’re not having dancing at our wedding. i’m not really worried about it, i know a lot of our guests don’t get to see each other very often so i’m sure they’ll be happy to get to talk and mingle.

Post # 9
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You could also have game tables out with Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Dominos or any other fun group game.  Then, the people have that as an option to entertain themselves.  I’m sure you could set it up really cute with little signs and stuff to make it look nicer than just game stations.

Post # 11
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I think people will talk and take pictures.  It would be nice if someone set up a video camera to do cameo’s of all your guests wishing you their best.  Obviously it will be a shorter reception than one with dancing but who cares.  It sounds elegant

Post # 12
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

love the scavenger hunt! do they allow you to have fireworks?  that may be really fun or you could have a slideshow of the best fourth of july’s (looking at your wedding date), weddings, picnics, etc.  do they allow you to use the grounds? perhaps you could have horseshows, sand bag tosses etc… how long is the reception?

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