(Closed) How to have a fun reception?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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. 🙂

 

ps. 900 post!

Post # 6
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2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@thisorderistall:  Biggest things that make a reception fun for me:

  • great dancing music
  • festive atmosphere
  • delicious food
  • alcohol*

*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 # 8
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2437 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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
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1846 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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 # 10
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4495 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Open bar & good music

Post # 11
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1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
Hostess
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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.

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