(Closed) Ideas for a reception without dancing???? HELP ME!!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would still play music. People can dance around their tables! Or just soft jazz as background noise.

You can also arrange some games, like I Spy, Mad Libs, etc that don’t take up much space.

Post # 4
4485 posts
Honey bee

When there is no dancing, guests are more than happy for a chance to mingle without the need or desire for other entertainment, especially when it is out of your budget. No need to stress since they will be fine and it does not reflect badly upon you at all. Background music is not necessary and some people will be glad there isn’t any so they don’t have to yell or go outside to be heard by whomever they are chatting with.

Post # 5
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@UXOR:  I’m not having dancing either.  Fiance & I will be having a day time wedding (not an evening one).  We’ll be feeding folks lunch, planning on allowing some time for everyone to chat, and having snacks, cake, a bar… the usual wedding stuf, but without dancing.

If you’re really very worried about “entertaining” your guests think about waht you and your friends or family do on a typical evening when several of you get together.  I’m going to guess you probably don’t higher a DJ and have a dance party. 😉  It’s unlikely that your guest will need any entertainment other than the company of others.

Post # 6
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wouldn’t worry about finding entertainment other than defiinitely having music playing. I personally would be happy just having a drink (or two) and mingling. I don’t think there is need for games or anything! 

Post # 7
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Most people will be happy for  the chance to see other relatives and far flung friends that they only get to see at weddings. If you like, put some cameras and a photo scavenger hunt on the tables, or some trivia games, etc.

Post # 8
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We didn’t have dancing, just people chatting while some music played in the background. I got some awesome feedback about the reception. People loved that the music wasn’t impeding conversation and people just a chance to relax with good food and catch up.

Post # 9
15 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I recently went to a wedding that was in a pub with no dancing and it was a lot of fun. It was on a weekday afternoon so people we not trying to get hammered and dance the night away. There was music playing the whole time for ambiance but no dance floor and no party music. Plus the pub had excellent atmosphere! They had a photobooth as something for guests to do, and an incredible array of finger foods. Honestly, you don’t need a ton of activities, it was really nice to be able to have a conversation with friends without having to yell over a DJ and worry about getting in the way of people dancing.

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