(Closed) Smaller/Non-Traditional Reception plans?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
412 posts
Helper bee

Your wedding sounds like it will be nice.  If you want to have the dance floor (you can do a first dance) I say go for it.  You don’t have to play ‘party’ music, of course.

Post # 4
581 posts
Busy bee


I think people will socialize. Adults are usually pretty good at entertaining themselves.

But if you’re really concerned:

Will you still have toasts/speeches? Cake-cutting?

What sort of activities would you have at a non-wedding party? Those might be appropriate here.

And you will be leaving for your honeymoon at some point, so you have an exit.

Post # 5
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re doing something similiar. We are having 44 guests in a private room at Del Frisco’s. Full meal and bar. We’re hoping guests socialize. Both of our fathers are giving a toast sometime throughout the night. My brother has prepared a speech. We’re still doing a cake cutting (but no garter or bouquet toss). 

We also hired a 3-piece band to entertain guests while they mingle and eat. We’re doing a grand entrance/first dance and than after dessert the father/daughter dance. 

Post # 6
266 posts
Helper bee

Our reception was a very elegant and beautiful “high tea” , we had 21 guests and everyone talked socilized and enjoyed the high tea. We also went and sat at every guest table for a bit and also took pictures.

We didn’t have any alchohol with the exception of mamosas, but everyone was driving back 1.5 hours so it was for the best.

Post # 7
177 posts
Blushing bee

Bump (I like this thread, no ideas to share yet but this is how I plan do to my reception too).

Post # 8
31 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

We got married in Scotland and with only 9 guests. It was a very formal sit down dinner. No music, just enjoyed everyone’s company.

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