What did you have at your reception to replace/in addition to dancing?

posted 1 month ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I included a game table for those who didn’t want to dance.  It was just a table filled with mostly nostalgia games and things that can be played quickly.  

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

We got married on a ranch in the desert, so our wedding was a bit more casual. We had corn hole for people to play (bean bag toss game.)

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper

We had dancing but also a lounge type area where people could sit and mingle. No one stayed at their table once dancing opened, so they either moved to the lounge area or the dance floor.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Concord, Ontario

Neither of us are dancers either and we are having a caricature artist and a photo booth with props

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

We had dancing at our wedding, but we also had a lounge area with tables/chairs, and hired a slow-motion video booth that had props, etc. People LOVED that and it’s been so much fun watching the little clips that we’ve been sent from the company after the wedding!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - York, ME

We just had a dinner and we didn’t feel like we were missing anything.  We only had 35 people there though, so dancing or other things may have felt out of place. For those that wanted to hang out later, we hosted people at our large rental house to mingle and chat for a few hours after the dinner.

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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2018

My husband is a huge video game nerd so we had Tetris and Super Mario Bros set up for people to play – there was a Tetris challenge, the person with the highest score got a prize (which, incidentally, was a table top Tetris arcade game.  Not my idea 🙂

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

bouviebee :  Booze. Lots of booze. 

JK, in all seriousness usually some light music and maybe a photo booth is good to keep people talking and enjoying themselves. 

Also, booze. cool

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Busy Beekeeper

gabycheesecake :  What do you mean you had tetris & SMB ‘set up’? Did you have like a tv+ console or something? I feel like this is something my husband would have loved at our wedding haha

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

bouviebee :  Ohhh I’m sure your guests will have a BLAST anyhow!! That’s entertainment in itself. 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’d say maybe treat it like you would a “rehearsal dinner”? Do a slideshow with photos and videos from your childhood, have an open mic for people to say a few words or give speeches, do a cocktail hour, etc.

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