(Closed) No Dancing, No Alcohol… How do I get guests out of their seats and having fun?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Thoughts?
    A reception without cocktails and dancing? Snooze fest. : (146 votes)
    53 %
    I think with the photobooth set up and candy buffet, people will have a blast! : (34 votes)
    12 %
    That all sounds a little kiddish. Is this a kids birthday party or a reception? : (27 votes)
    10 %
    Add games too! That will really get everyone talking and invested in the evening. : (45 votes)
    16 %
    Nobody likes a try hard! Don't worry so much, guests will entertain themselves. : (20 votes)
    7 %
    Other! : (4 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 79
    Member
    2555 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @silkspectre94:  I’m curious, though. You’re sure that your crowd doesn’t like dancing and that nobody will drink, but you did include snooze fest in the poll. That’s why many of us vote that option, not to make you sad

    Post # 81
    Member
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @silkspectre94: i don’t think you need to defend your choices to anyone.  you clearly know your guests and their preferences for no alcohol and no dancing.  yes to a lot of us outside your group voted that it would be a snoozefest.  i’m sure the awesome food and the few activities you have planned will be plenty.  sounds like people just want to get together to celebrate your marriage, eat yummy food, and socialize with each other.  since it’s going to be elegant and formal, it will give people an excuse to dress up.  i like weddings because i like dressing up.  i couldn’t really think of anything else you could add that would keep with your elegant and formal theme.  perhaps you can hire performers?  i know my sis in law had lion dancers during dinner at her wedding.  i’m not saying to do lion dancers but maybe some other kind of performance. 

    i agree with others about the photobooth but it sounds like you have your mind made up about doing a photo backdrop and having guests use disposable cameras.  i like actual photobooths but if it’s not in the budget then it’s not.

    Post # 82
    Member
    914 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @silkspectre94:  lol that is so frustrating! Maybe make a tiny area to dance with some music so the option is there, but if no one is dancing it won’t look like the middle school dance where everyone is pressed to walls as if the building will collapse if they don’t hold them up. 

    Post # 83
    Member
    1782 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @silkspectre94:  I think you’ll be fine with whatever you decide! You know your crowd, your family, and what they will approve and disapprove of!

    Post # 84
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    1063 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

    @silkspectre94:  Well I already replied once but now I am replying again because it seems as though responders hurt your feelings with the poll. Whatever you decide its your decision, you don’t have to justify anything to anyone. You explained the crowd in the original post. However, you did ask everyone’s opinion of whether or not a reception without cocktails and dancing would be a snooze fest. Plus you asked people what they thought about disposable cameras, photobooth, candy buffet, and reception games. Sorry, responders are only giving you their personal opinions even if it seems negative and hurtful. I am still a little confused as why they need to have some prop to get out of their seats…don’t guests normally mingle anyways?

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