Post # 1
After much discussion (AKA argument), we decided to have a small wedding. We Both wanted this, but there was a ton of pressure from my family’s side to host a bigger event. It would have ended up in a 300 guest and $15,000-$20000 reception…
We ended up going for a smaller venue that can accommodate up to 70 people. We will have 60 in order to have space for our first dance. There won’t be much space for dancing so I was wondering…
Has anybody hosted a small wedding and incorporated some fun activities to replace the dancing?
I would appreciate some feedback!
Post # 2
Let people eat, drink, talk to each other, and generally behave like adults–no party games.
Post # 3
My best friend had a small venue and although there wasn’t a lot of room for dancing we still danced they just had music playing on a sound system, but prior to that they had 1 musician that was playing an acoustic guitar prior to the wedding/during cocktails. It was great!
Post # 4
so for my engagement party (but also works for a wedding) we had little board games on all the tables. Im from Australia but I found 5$ board games at Kmart here that were all wood and rustic looking – we had jenga, chess , checkers, connect 4, battle ship and a couple card games
ive attached some pictures- obviously this is more casual backyard but it can look really nice done up more formally
Post # 5
We had our reception at a bar, had about 65 people and I was really worried that it would be “boring” especially since we didn’t have a true dance floor or a DJ to to pump people up but it ended up being great. We had appetizers and lots of alcohol so people were just mingling, eating, dancing, etc.
Don’t worry about adding extra entertainment, just let people enjoy the party.