- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I could really use some advice/suggestions on how to make/keep our reception fun…
We are flying in to Canada to have our wedding. My family as well as FI’s are all travelling from different cities and states and we are all meeting in one city. I was thinking (as it will be pretty much just family, and no friends, being in another city from/country, from where we live) of just having a nice dinner in a fancy restaurant. But after much thought, I feel the least I could do is ensure our guests have fun.
My family is pretty lighthearted and I would hate to see everyone sitting at a dinner having stiff, stuffy conversations. It will pretty much be the first time our families are meeting eachother after 9 years, so I doubt conversations will flow.
So we have decided, well I have decided(FI is NO help) to have a reception. Any suggestions as to how to keep it fun? Everyone is flying in for this one day/night and I want everyone to leave smiling and exhausted from having a good time. I do not want the chicken dance/train thing… no one will do that?! But any ideas or suggestions??
.. I think the reception will be about 6-7 hours with a dinner and open bar. (No one in our families are big drinkers, minus one or two, whom I desperately DON’T want to invite, but have to)
I was saying in another thread that I was thinking of having someone(family member or professional videographer) going around asking every guest a few questions. Hoping they will enjoy it or at least give us a laugh.. Any other ideas?
Thanks for any suggestions!!