(Closed) Intimate Weddings

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Are you doing a garter toss/bouqet toss? You could still do it even though it’s an ‘intimate’ wedding. You could have some fun beach games that arn’t so ‘carnival’ to keep people entertained.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@LangLang1020:  Our was small, no dance floor and dinner and cake only, people hung around to the bitter end, cause we were all jawing at each other having a great time!  No worries, your wedding sounds perfect!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I would think if you are having an intimate ceremony/reception that the people who will be there are the most important people in your lives. So to me, I would think that just hanging around and catching up will be plently to keep everyone occupied. I wouldn’t worry about trying to find something for the guests to do.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Ours is very similar. I think cutting the cake is always fun. And just catching up with each other. Speeches might be fun too if you want to have them. If you want to have games of some sort I’m sure google might have ideas, but that might seem less wedding-like. Plus if you’re at the beach garter/bouquet tosses might be a good idea like Birdee106 said.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

+1 to PP – people will be having so much fun just talking you don’t need much else. A small dance floor (so it won’t feel empty) or a little lounge area so people won’t feel stuck at their tables, and you are set! By The Way, as we started planning our small wedding, vendors kept referring to it as a “boutique” wedding -which cracked us up at first, but then we found out that as soon as we said “boutique” vendors would start nodding like mad and know exactly what we were doing. We still find it hilarious, though. Enjoy yours !!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had a small wedding at a B&B. Unfortunately, it rained, so people didn’t get a chance to play croquet or do any of the other outdoor activities we had planned.

I had a sort-of get-to-know-you Bingo game, but my mom just handed the cards out and didn’t explain what people were supposed to do, so people just crossed off the items that applied to them instead of finding other people to sign off on them. But I was so frazzled the morning of that I forgot to bring the prizes anyway. That had been mainly for the benefit of out of town guests who wouldn’t know anyone else, but most of them ended up not being able to come, so whatever.

We performed a tango dance for everyone (that was the only dancing that day) and people seemed to think that was neat, especially since a lot of them didn’t know we danced and hadn’t ever seen a tango performed.

The B&B staff also gave our guests a tour of the house, which they seemed to enjoy a lot, since it was a historic location with a lot of unique artifacts inside.

A friend of ours just randomly started giving people art lessons. Unexpected, but fun! For some reason, he had brought all his sketch pads and good pencils and pastels with him. People were trying to sketch each other and the centerpieces and the house and everything.

But mostly people were just happy to talk and mingle and take photographs and eat. ๐Ÿ™‚ They all told me they had a lot of fun and that it was the best wedding they’d been to all summer. I think people have more fun in a small crowd than if you have hundreds of people who don’t know each other.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Why don’t you take an IPod docking thingy with a playlist of songs. People could then dance on the beach if they chose. It might be nice also to have some instrumental music for during dinner.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Pamelor55:  I think the iPod for music is a great idea.  You could all just sit back, relax, and enjoy time spent together celebrating your marriage.  Are you allowed to have a bonfire?  Perhaps roast some marshmallows?!  That sounds so yummy!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You can get those wedding mad libs things on Etsy. I’ve seen them from several different sellers there.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@LangLang1020:  I got all these pics from workers on etsy……I LOVE ETSY more than Ebay lol

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