Post # 1
I can’t believe it’s May already! I’m finding new things everyday that I need to figure out. Today is the reception…
What do we do during the reception?? I’m trying to make a timeline of sorts but I’m stuck. We’ll have dinner, cake, and dancing, but no alcohol. I don’t want people to leave right after the cake, I’ve put so much work into this day that I want to make sure everyone has fun.
We’ll do the bouquet toss, but no garter toss. Is that okay?
Then what else. What as a guest would you enjoy during a reception. Is just dancing enough?
It’s completely possible I’m over thinking this, I just want my guests to have a great time.
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Post # 4
I think you can structure your reception however you want it.
There are lists of “reception games” you can play. The shoe game is a popular one.
The photo booth thing is really popular right now and very interactive for guests.
Also see: Your Wedding Is Not A Show
Post # 5
@thisorderistall: Have a solid playlist. you can not really do anything to get people to stay besides providing a fun environment, and music is key to a fun reception. 🙂
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Post # 6
@thisorderistall: Biggest things that make a reception fun for me:
- great dancing music
- festive atmosphere
- delicious food
*Not really ~necessary~ for me since I can party/dance/have fun just fine without it, as well. But I know plenty of people who can’t let go without some liquid courage.
Post # 7
@trixiesrockets: Okay, I guess I just overthink things. I’ve only been to one wedding that I can remember, so I don’t k.ow how a lot is supposed to go. While my friends and I love to dance, Fiance and his friends aren’t really the same. Not too sure about the families either. I just want my guests to have a great time. Most of them are travelling quite a long way for it.
Also, I wish I could serve alcohol! It’s just too expensive with our venue.
Post # 8
@thisorderistall: i understand, make sure you get your girls to dance–draw more people to the dance floor. Relax, it’s going to be wonderful and most importantly FUN :).
Post # 9
Personally I would plan a few games or a photo booth or a dessert buffet or something. For me, I won’t dance unless I’ve had a drink or two, it’s just how I am. I don’t NEED alcohol at any function (although I of course prefer it!) but I certainly won’t dance without it.
Post # 11
A good Dj is a MUST!!! Ours was great and kept the entertainment going and made sure everyone was having a great time. We also danced pretty much the entire reception, aside from the little breaks we took to go to tables and say hi.
Post # 12
Good food and good music are a must!
I would normally recommend a free flowing bar as well but this isn’t necessary. However, weddings I have gone to without alcohol typically ended a bit earlier than those with an open bar.