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Help! I need all the ideas I can get!

Dyanne, on October 14, 2013 at 3:17 PM Posted in Planning 0 12
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Hello! I am planning a Breakfast/brunch wedding. Since its not the usual dinner/dancing wedding I am kind of at a loss at what to do for entertainment. The ceremony will be outside but the reception will be inside. any ideas would be great!


  • Kate
    Master December 2013
    Kate ·
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    What do you mean by entertainment? I really don't think you'll need any...

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  • Iris
    Master February 2014
    Iris ·
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    You can still do dancing and if you budget alcohol, trust me people will still drink during the day. Aside from that, morning/lunch weddings tend to be more relaxed, more mingling than partying. I'm having a lunchtime wedding, tho still serving enough food to equivilate dinner, and music for some dancing. Tho I'm not expecting a lot of dancing, just more family socializing

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  • Laudie
    Master October 2013
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  • Kathy  Riggs
    December 2019
    Kathy Riggs ·
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    Our brunch weddings usually incorporate lawn games - croquet, bocce, badminton, bean bag toss. Photo booths and table games (we set up checkers and dominos) are also popular

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  • Jacqulyn
    Dedicated October 2013
    Jacqulyn ·
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    We're having a string trio instead of a DJ, maybe that would work for a morning reception since there will be music but not necessarily dancing. I was also surprised to find that the string trio costs less than the DJ, too (at least around here).

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    Devoted January 2015
    Dyanne ·
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    I have changed my avatar. Thanks Laudie!

    Since my ceremony is going to be inside, I don't think games will really work.

    We are going to have a photo booth.

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  • Stephanie
    Master November 2014
    Stephanie ·
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    My future brother-in-law and sister-in-law had an 11:30am ceremony followed by a lunch reception with dancing and a bar. You can still have dancing if you'd like!

    Otherwise, I'd suggest maybe getting a jazz trio or something and have a coffee shop vibe. Maybe have some traditional board games or something.

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  • TheNewMrsJ
    Super August 2013
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    Do the Shoe Game!!!!! I wish we had time to do it at our wedding but we didn't.

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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
    2d Bride Online ·
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    I've had two lunch weddings, with no other entertainment at either. And in both cases, people made their own entertainment by catching up with us and with each other. The reception is likely to be shorter than if you had dancing or other entertainment afterward, but that doesn't mean people won't enjoy it.

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  • kellie
    Devoted March 2014
    kellie ·
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    What about a caricature artist? if you dont want dancing you could always do some type of jazz trio or band?

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  • Jackie
    VIP July 2014
    Jackie ·
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    Since the reception will be inside, you could always do a limited bar (like just specialty drinks or just beer and wine), hire a dj and have a dance floor with a photo booth. Its all you need, people will mingle amongst themselves. If you really dont want a bar and dance floor, you dont need anything else anyway but dont expect people to stay real long.

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  • Riki
    Master August 2014
    Riki ·
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    What can't you just eat brunch, have cake, and go home same as you would do if the wedding were at night. You can still dance, have mimosas and bloody marys...

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