(Closed) reception entertainment

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2434 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I don’t think the dinner theater is the way to go.  If there is a performance doing on, people can’t talk or mingle or get up to go to the bathroom without feeling rude.

If it’s just a cocktail reception- will there even be seating for everyone or will they have to stand through the perfomance?

I would recommend a DJ and dancing to give your guests a good time.

Are you going to have a DJ and dancing?  That seems to be the thing that people think is the most fun- see this board post:

What was your Most Fun Wedding?

Post # 4
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I am not crazy about the dinner theater either, but I don’t know your guest list. Plus this seems like a lot of work.

Post # 5
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t think dinner theatre is way to go either.  Dancing, dj, is way to go!  Coordinating a cocktail party with dancing is very elegant too.  Butler passed appetizers, maybe a carving station here, maybe a dessert station there!  could be elegant, affordable, and fun.

Post # 6
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

The wierdest thing I ever saw at a wedding (I swear and kid you not) was a dj who brought along his own singer.  The woman was mid 50’s and a good singer.  But NOT the kind of music for weddings.  The guy played top 40 tunes and then she’d come in and sing old standards and broadway type stuff and her voice was loud and showy like elthel merman or something.  We were like this>

NOBODY danced.  They couldn’t.  They wanted to, but when things would die down and a slow song would start, SHE would begin singing.

It was like a bad dinner show.  All that was missing was an extra keyboard and Will Ferrell in his teacher’s getup from that sketch he did singing with the other girl and there ya go.  The woman actually sang "Staying Alive" and she tried to pull people up from their chairs to go to the dance floor and dance.

What it reminded me of:


You will laugh yourself silly…I love their version of "Golddigger"! 

Post # 8
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ve been to a few weddings where friends of the bride and groom made videos of various things such as ‘how they met’, ‘the proposal’, ‘them dating’.  Basically reinacting them.  It’s HILARIOUS!!!!!!  You can also have slideshows that showcase pictures of your lives before you became a married couple and of your engagement pictures! 

Also I’ve been to one where there was a photobooth and a few tables for scrapbooking.  Guests can take pictures and go to the scrapbooking table and make a page for the ‘guestbook’.  It was REALLY fun to do!  The photobooth was definitley a hit!

I think ideas like these work better because usually weddings have a variety of types of guests.  This way guests can choose certain activites (in these cases most of the men would stand around and chat while the ladies would have fun together doing the girl scrapbooking and ‘oooing and ahhhing’ of the photos in the slides shows) rather than being forcefully entertained.

Post # 9
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Omg I LOVE the idea of a reinactment of your proposal etc. That’s soooo awesome! I think my guests would be laughing so much and enjoy it.

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