(Closed) Wedding Reception alternatives for non-dancy small wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I did not have a dance floor at my first wedding.  We rented a private room at a local restaurant and had dinner then speeches before cutting the cake.  There was a little informal dancing at the restaurant next door (they had a live band playing for the restaurant guests) once we opened up the private room at 9pm.  Later in the evening, guests that were still ready to party retired outside to drink port and smoke cigars.  I am hoping my second wedding has a similar feel because it was very casual and intimate with only our closest friends and family.

Post # 4
8145 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

we did have a dance floor, but museums are such a cool idea too!

Post # 5
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We’re having our reception at Capische restaurant in Wailea (on Maui). No dance floor, just elegant dinner:)

Post # 6
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We’re going to be at an actual B&B/lodge, but instead of having a big dancing, alcohol fueled reception, we’re having an afternoon tea!

Post # 7
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m having a dance floor and DJ and all that, but we are also going to incorporate the Shoe Game.  Fiance and I saw this played at a friend’s backyard reception and it was super cute!  Basically, there is a list of questions (either pre-prepared or you can ask your guests to write questions on pieces of paper) and someone reads them out.  The bride and groom sit in chairs back to back and in one hand they have one of the bride’s shoes and in the other they have one of the groom’s shoes (so you would have one of your shoes and one of the groom’s shoes).  The person asking the questions will ask something like “Of the two of you, who is the better cook?”  If you think you are the better cook, you raise up your shoe and if you think it’s Darling Husband, you raise up his shoe.  He does the same, but the fun/funny part about it is that you can’t see what the other one is saying.  It’s extremely entertaining as a guest, too! 🙂  We had a lot of fun with it at our friend’s reception and the bride and groom seemed to really enjoy it!  (I think that’s what you were asking! – if not, check out my cool reception game idea haha!)

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