Offbeat Bride: Reception Ideas

alisonI’ve been reading Weddingbee for a loooong time now (since 2006!), and my most favorite bee of all is Mrs. Gummi Bear . To me, her wedding was the perfect, swoony combination of simple + chic (mixed in with a little nerdy fun).

Mrs. Gummi Bear and her husband are big gamers and included their love for the gaming industry in their reception. Since the Gummi Bears weren’t big fans of dancing, they decided to nix the dance floor for a picnic-style lounge area where their guests could relax and play games (ranging from handheld video games to croquet, badminton, scrabble, checkers and scattegories). How fun!!

[nice, comfy pillows and blankets for guests to relax on]

[extra handheld DS’s for guests to use during the reception]

And of course, Mrs. Gummi Bear made sure she had beautiful clutch for her DS 🙂


What a great idea for those couples who aren’t really into dancing during their reception. Would you consider nixing the dance floor? What would you replace it with?

[Images via Weddingbee ]