(Closed) Help! Things to do during a reception

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t think 3 hours of open dance plus the cake and sundae bar is too much. But then again I LOVE to dance at weddings. As long as you don’t fake away seating or anything. People who get tired of dancing can sit and eat cake & ice cream while the dancers can keep dancing ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 4
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d push the cake to 8:30. But, other than that, I think it looks great! I don’t think there’s too much open time. People like to party and visit during weddings so I don’t think they need to be constantly entertained with “events”.

Post # 6
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think what you sounds is lovely. We are pretty much having the same amount of activities [minus the sundae bar]

and we are having 2 poker tables for the boys.

Post # 7
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

ETA: just saw you’re already having a photobooth. I think with ice cream, photos and dancing, it will be just fine!

But I’ve heard from other couple I know that a caricaturist was a big hit.

Post # 8
2946 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

To be honest, neither you nor your guests will like having something that they “need to do” at your wedding.  Most people coming to your wedding will want to visit with you/each other.  Thats were the real memories are!

Post # 9
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think what you have is great

Post # 10
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think you’re timeline is fine.

We’re playing the Chair Game at our reception. We played it at a wedding show and had so much fun that I knew we had to do it at our reception. My Maid/Matron of Honor is in charge of getting the questions together.

Post # 11
1429 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

we had marriedcouples line up according to how long married. Then each couple was asked to give advice. I then gave my bouquet to woman married longest

Post # 12
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@essiesstyle:  I don’t think so. I’ve been to receptions that were longer and people always tend to mingle and have a good time, as long as they aren’t hungry (which it looks like they won’t be!). You also don’t have a huge gap between the ceremony and dinner. They’ll mingle, dance, have a good time in general. No worries ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Misswhowedding:  +100000

Don’t feel like you need to give your guests more to do.  Time flys when people are just visiting with each other.

Post # 14
634 posts
Busy bee

Can I just give you massive kudos for planning on ending at the very modest and reasonable time of 10:30? There are so many bitter brides out there who are mad people didn’t dance the night away until midnight or later, it’s awesome seeing someone not set a PartyPartyParty! Timeline like their wedding is on par with a night of clubbing. 

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