Please share some ideas on how to keep the reception entertaining
My biggest fear is that we will all be bored! My fiance and I are both shy and laid back and definately not entertainers... Also it will be a small wedding with only about 50 - 70 people. The problem is my family LOVES dance and games, we do it for all occassions... My fiance's family isn't quite so into those things as far as I know. Also, we have both had deaths in our family within the past 2 years (for me it was my mom, for him his grandma) and I want this night to be fun and happy as well as in memory of them. My family has shown me a lot of pity since my mom passed, and I don't know how to express that it makes me feel uncomfortable and awkward to be treated this way, especially on my wedding day... That is exactly why I want to keep things moving along all night, you know what I mean? We have not yet booked a DJ, so I know this is a great thing to discuss with that person when we do, but I'm just trying to generate some ideas in the mean time here.
I am already using this great idea from this message board to give scratch off tickets as favors ( I love this, it's so inexpensive and fun, plus someone is bound to win!)
I've also been to weddings where they set a disposable camera on the table and the guests had fun snapping shots of eachother at the table.
I'm wondering if there is some kind of game I can have on each table that each group can play if they want to OR
Maybe a slide show going the whole time with pics of us w/ friends and family
Although I belly dance, and love the idea of hiring one to watch, it's too expensive, my fiance's side probably wouldn't get into it and it really isn't about the two of us at all.
Ok, now that I'm done with my rant, does anyone have any ideas?