(Closed) No official proposal yet, but SO already said NO RECEPTION?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Can you do a morning wedding with a brunch reception? Then just do a father daughter dance and a first dance. Then if you want, that night you and some of your guests can go out and cut a rug.

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

rosadejulio:  You could have a lovely dinner with family, do the traditions like cake cutting etc that you wish to  include, then FI’s family can choose to leave early if they are offended by dancing.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

My family isn’t the dancing type either. We have 34 people coming. I’m considering having private dances. One with my father during cocktail hour for just me and him and one later on for just me and Fiance. No dj, just a guitarist and we will be off to the side for photographers to see. I get my dances but not on display.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We’re not having a DJ, but we’ll have a laptop playing with a spotify mix or something for those that do want to dance. We’re having lawn games, cards, and games for the kids. (Like bubbles and hula hoops and sidewalk chalk and stuff like that.) More like an upscale family picnic with booze.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

What about a backyard bbq reception. Doesn’t feel prom like or super fancy, but can still be beautiful and a lot of fun with more of a relaxed feel.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

What about a small wedding after lunch, cake and punch afternoon reception for a bit, have dinner with your immediate family, then have some sort of after party with your friends with dancing?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

rosadejulio:  If you still want to have a backyard vibe, most public parks have a pavillion that you can rent. They’re usually really affordable. In Pittsburgh, I think it’s like $100–and it usually comes with a liquor license. I know you said he didn’t want booze, but still, it’s nice to know you have the option.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

You don’t have to have dancing at a reception. We didn’t have dancing at my reception, we played party games instead with some bgm playing 🙂

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