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Do the first dance for photos, but save the last dance for love

Haven't you always dreamed of that moment where you cuddle up for a dance with your new spouse, sharing a deeply meaningful and intimate experience, gazing into each other's eyes… IN FRONT OF EVERYONE? I'll be honest: six+ months later I don't at all remember why we decided we wanted to do a first dance. When it came to the big day it definitely felt awkward, but I'm so glad we did it for these reasons…

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18 nostalgic wedding lawn games for your outdoor reception fĂȘte

Outdoor lawn games are a killer way to keeps kids and kids-at-heart busy at a reception. They're even more rad at a no dancing reception. Take advantage of a good season and some good outdoor space for badminton, ring toss, corn hole, and giant versions of your favorite nostalgic games like Jenga and 4-to-Score. Plus, it'll get your indoor gaming friends out into familiar territory.

Let's get to the games!

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Bring everyone together with these collaborative non-dancing reception activities

"When planning our smaller wedding, we defaulted to dancing as the reception activity since that's usually what happens, but it's not really what we'd do for fun. We'd like to have another kind of activity that brings us together as a community. Any suggestions?"

Non-dancing receptions are becoming pretty common in offbeat circles, so it's no wonder folks are considering different kinds of activities. I scoured our archives and did some brainstorming to see what non-dancing reception activities would bring your guests together. Here are some ideas…