(Closed) No dancing… any entertainment ideas?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’ve seen weddings where people had various games going on (chess, board games, etc.). It was sort of a Victorian sitting room type deal and reportedly everyone had a great time.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Maybe a photo show or video montage? I haven’t ever been to this type of wedding so I can’t speak from experience..

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are going to have some games and maybe a magician…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re not having dancing either – but our reception is shorter and we are thinking of having a magician, too (great minds must think alike noritake22).  FI’s boss hires a magician who does strolling magic every year for their Christmas party and it’s so much fun and an awesome ice-breaker.  Everyone gathers around to wonder what the hell just happened Smile

We’re also going to try and follow in Mrs. Pug’s footsteps by still having things on a schedule – cut cake, toasts, etc. so the night has some structure.  She played the Shoe Game would would probably be fun.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

If there is no dancing, guests mingle the entire time.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t know what your budget is or what you are planning but some extras like a photo booth, a cigar roller, or a candy buffet will force people to get up and move around, mingle, and do something with the time they have.

I also agree that putting out some board games at each table would be super cute. Especially if you can find games from when people were younger and maybe put certain games at certain tables to reflect the age group of that table.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

How about a caricture artist? 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am not having dancing at my wedding either. We are playing a slideshow at the beginning of the reception and we also rented a photobooth to keep everyone occupied.

I went to a wedding last month that was Paris themed and she had a cotton candy machine, balloon artist, and a popcorn stand. Creative ideas. There was no dancing there either but it was still fun.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I too am wondering how to fill gaps,  we are not having dancing,  there are also only 22 of us, so none of the above mentioned activities would work either as there arnt enough of us,  and its only a 6 hour wedding.  thats both the Ceremony & Reception. after we have eaten we wont be throwing people out,  they are welcome to stay for drinks etc,  but the reception will be over.

i think just table hopping and chatting is all we CAN do,  and generally just enjoying each others company for a few hours.

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