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Reception Advice

We’ve got tons of obscenely fun wedding reception ideas, which might mean stuff like wedding reception games, wedding reception songs, fun other things to do when there’s no dancing at your wedding, wedding toasts, and so much more…

9 inclusive alternatives to the bouquet and garter toss

What can you do instead of a bouquet and garter toss? We absolutely love how these married folks found a new spin on this old wedding tradition! Here are a few creative and inclusive alternatives to the bouquet and garter toss.

Barefoot wedding? Have a SHOE CHECK!

You know how black-tie affairs have coat checks? Well, a barefoot wedding needs a SHOE CHECK!

Minglo aka Mingling Bingo – the easy game for wedding guests

An Offbeat Bride reader named Sandra recently wrote in to share the version of MINGLO aka Mingling Bingo that she did at her recent wedding, and we wanted to share it with those of y’all who might be looking for a fun game for wedding guests at YOUR weddings.

Introvert wedding reception ideas: have fun with NO DANCING

Look, some of us want no dancing at our wedding. Maybe we’re introverts. Maybe we’re living with a disability or a chronic condition —  or just feel like we’ve got two left feet. All reasons are valid — some of us just want no dancing at our weddings, and that’s freaking awesome. Here are 15 introvert-friendly dance-free reception activities from real live Offbeat Bride readers.

A costumed royal Renaissance affair with a sword in the stone cake(!)

Renaissance wedding playlist

Renaissance themed weddings naturally need a Renaissance wedding playlist, but some of the most beautiful wedding music comes from the 1500s to 1700s. From Pachelbel’s “Canon” to saucy madrigals, you can find some awesome music here.

Get ready to be blown away by this queer AF musical theater wedding

Our social justice and queer-themed wedding tables

Our wedding theme was to have a queer AF wedding that was hopefully as much a gift to the people we love as it was to us. Our wedding included a ceremony musical theater interlude, a Stevie Nicks-themed cocktail hour, bomb food, bomb dancing, homemade wedding cakes, and social justice and queer-themed tables. Here’s how we did our queer-themed tables…