(Closed) Share your Fun/Quirky Reception Details!!

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

That sounds totally fun! We’re trying to hire a Cuban salsa band for cocktail hour as a surprise (FI is half Cuban) but we’re not sure yet if it’s happening. 

Post # 3
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

I think that’s a great idea!

My DH owns a yellow VW Bug that he LOVES, so we had a Bug ice scuplture/vodka luge at the cocktail hour.  

We also used our favorite albums (literally vinyl) for people to sign as guest books.  They’re now framed in our family room!

Post # 4
41 posts
  • Wedding: June 2016

My fiance and I have always been super into game nights. One of our first dates we played Jenga (okay, it was Drenga– for drunk jenga!!) but we are having a game station at our cocktail hour. Cornhole, giant connect 4, and of course giant jenga! I saw a cute saying on Etsy that I’m going to put on some sort of lawn sign- “couples that play together stay together”

Post # 5
614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I surprised my husband with a karaoke hour the last hour of our reception! We are horrible at karaoke but love it! It was a blast and all the guests loved it! =)


Post # 6
190 posts
Blushing bee

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samanthamae:  I think that is such a cool idea- I know if I saw that at a wedding I would be sooo pumped! I actually pitched a caricaturist for our reception but couldn’t end up finding anyone available .

We are trying to do a few “out of the box” things but right now all we have are high five confetti shooters for our walk down the aisle as “mr & mrs” (basically we’ll wear them on our hands and when we high-five confetti will shoot out the top)

I think the best wedding elements are the ones that reflect you as a couple! Have fun!!

Post # 7
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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samanthamae:  I. Love. Magic. To a stupid degree. I would be the grown ass woman jumping up and down and clapping like a fool at your wedding, with zero shame.

Post # 8
217 posts
Helper bee

Bonfire and s’mores bar for our backyard wedding!!!

Post # 9
949 posts
Busy bee

We had sauna and ice swimming at our reception. It’s a family tradition for the boys to go swimming during the reception, so we just added the sauna to make it doable in January.

Post # 10
31 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

That’s awesome! I was thinking about kareoke. My fiance has never done it but he knows all the words to some 90’s rap songs like the Humpty dance and ice ice baby, and I would love to see him do it! We might get a giant jenga and write facts about our relationship on ech block and put in the back of the dance hall along with corn hole

Post # 11
4038 posts
Honey bee

I surprised my daughter and son in law, by hiring an event artist, to paint at their wedding. She chose him to paint the father-daughter dance, and members of our immediate family were included in the painting, standing around the dance floor. It looked like almost every guest stopped to watch the artist and he was extremely easy to talk to/answer questions. It’s probably the only wedding related item that will stay hanging, on the walls of her house.

Post # 13
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We had ice cream at our wedding because I am an addict.  🙂  and It doesn’t hurt that Mother-In-Law manages an ice cream parlor. 


Post # 14
1118 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Were having a bunch of games (cornhole, ring toss, giant jenga, giant yahtzee), a bonfire with a s’more bar, and a photobooth. I guess these aren’t too quirky. I like the magician idea! 


Oh i forogt were thinking about having food trucks come toward the end of the night for a late night snack. We have looked into a wood fired pizza truck, a taco truck, and a sundae truck!

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