(Closed) Reception Entertainment

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Marking, because I’m curious to see the resonses.

 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think there may be a tendency to outdo each other just for the sake of doing so. Wedding guests are more than happy to eat, drink, make merry, dance and socialize.

I can’t magine going to a wedding where we all sat silently watching a molecular chef put on a demonstration. How to take away the energy from a great party!

 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@DeeVine1217:  Have you thought about doing the newylwed shoe game? We did that for our reception and that was a big hit! I’m so glad we did that! Look into it, fun for sure! 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@julies1949:  I agree with you.  I saw one performance of a Michael Jackson impersonator on 4 weddings and it was so random and weird.  As a guest, I just want great music and flowing alcoholic beverages!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We’re having yard games for those people who don’t want to dance. We’re planning on corn hole, giant jenga, bocce, can jam, hula hoops, maybe horseshoes. If it rains then we’ll have to cancel those but for now that’s the plan

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@DeeVine1217:  Hmm…so in that case I think the belly dancers would be out since it doesn’t really go with your theme.  What about some sort of musical performance?  Do you have any “local celebrities”?  

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

@DeeVine1217:  Maybe instead of (or in addition to) a performance, you could hire a couple of dancers to give a salsa lesson? Then you could work some Latin music into the dance selections and help your guests enjoy the dancing portion of the evening even more.

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We are having two caricaturists come and do guests’ pictures. Not necessarily a grand entertainment moment but for the guests who decide to do it, I’m sure they’ll enjoy it!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

Something that makes your guests feel like participants rather than spectators is always best.
The B&G are the reason everyone came so something that involves the B&G is usually good.
The Shoe Game (with questions specific to the B&G) or Keys for The Groom involve the B&G and both entertain the guests.

A great book with hundreds of ideas…
“The Best Wedding Reception Ever” (Hardcover or Kindle only) by Peter Merry

 

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