Need ideas! Alternative entertainment for crowds that aren't into dancing?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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smalltownbigworld :  Honestly you don’t need anything.  We had some fun board games and no one touched them. we had frisbee and a football (casual wedding) and they were played with maybe an hour as the weather wasn’t great.  People enjoyed just hanging out, catching up.  And even though we did not have a DJ, they still danced for a half hour or so if they wanted to.  Heck, I rarely dance at weddings as they usually play music I hate, but I’ve never had a bad time (unless I’m there all alone).  Trust that all will go well!

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

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smalltownbigworld :  I don’t like to dance, but I’d be just content with hanging out chatting with people. I don’t know that people would necessarily be into board games, but maybe cornhole or giant jenga like you see at bars would work. 

Post # 4
1598 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

We’re going to have lawn games and a watercolor portrait artist who is going to paint 5 minute portraits.

Post # 5
366 posts
Helper bee

Casino company. have them set up cards, roulette, etc 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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smalltownbigworld :  we had giant he jenga and cornhole and they defiantly got used, everyone loved them!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Friends of mine had board games that went down well among the non dancers.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

As a non dancer, not even dancing at my own wedding, you really don’t need to go all out. Its a wedding, not a cirque du soleil show. Food, alcohol, music, good people = great time. 😁 But if it helps board games are awesome with majority of my crowd so even with a DJ there will still be optional games on a couple tables and I’ll be that weird bride having a fabulous time slamming bones with her drunk uncle. This is really a know your crowd thing though. We’re the serious flipping Monopoly board types. 

Post # 9
3399 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We had a a fire pit, so we did a smores bar. Our venue was also in the mountains and had some nice seating areas out on the deck with a gorgeous view of the valley. And there were some lighted trails on the grounds for people to walk around. We had a dancing crowd, but we had about 2.5 hours of dancing – even the best dancers enjoyed the snores bar when they needed a break. Cornhole is also a fun one at weddings, and photo booths are pretty popular as well. 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I find that if you have good food and alcohol that’s really all the entertainment people need haha.

Photobooths and lawn games are also pretty popular!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

love the idea of the watercolor portrait artist!

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