(Closed) reception dos and don’ts for a fun reception – I don’t want mine to be boring!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

i’ve been to dry weddings that were rocking, one of which was in the afternoon so alcohol is not always the determining factor. i’ve also been to boring weddings WITH alcohol too. go figure! so for me, since i’m planning on a dry reception, music is going to be the focal point. with the right dj and good group of friends, we can have that reception hopping.

i think it also depends on the couple themselves. if they’re into dancing and having fun, then their guests will follow.

Post # 33
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Never keep anyone waiting. And remember they had to sit quietly and stare at you for the ceremony, don’t make them sit and stare too much at the reception.

Post # 34
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i’ve been to a super lame one where there was no dancing, no booze, and the entertainment comprised of speeches and games that ran too long for people to stay interested in. i say….there must be either booze or dancing with a great DJ. i hear many times they make or break the reception. and cut down on the speeches…although a couple are nice and gets people in the romantic mood, do it during dinner and do not put it between dancing.

Post # 35
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

@helenberrycrunch: great one! i especially hate it when i rush to get to the reception only to wait an hour for the couple to show up because the invite said reception immediately to follow and there is nothig to snack on. waiting while hungry is no fun whatsoever.

Post # 36
1211 posts
Bumble bee

We are going to have the dreaded Catholic gap. An hour maybe 2 for pics. Neither of us are Catholic anymore but we both went to the same Catholic school. A Ton of the ppl that will be there all went to school together. There will be no cocktail hour. Ppl go home then meet up at the reception later. That’s just how we seem to do it. Guests take the hour and go pre-drink (waaaay cheaper than the cash bar). So buy the time we show up everyone will have a nice inexpensive buzz on hahaha. When a Diva marries a metal head and the friends get together to party slow ppl better get out of the way! Wow that was such a rang. What was the point of this post?… Ummm… YOU’RE ALL INVITED! Oh right! I was going to agree with everyone that said dont skimp on the dj! That is the ONLY place I’m not trying to save a single cent. People will shake their groove things!

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