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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…

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…

The perfect gender-neutral wedding playlist

Even in 2021, it’s hard to find gender-neutral wedding songs, let alone a gender-neutral wedding playlist. The world is so binary, especially in the mainstream media. But you’re on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum and as such, you want/demand/hope for something that is a bit more unique. As a transhuman, I want to help others find ways to celebrate their love and commitment together, while not feeling awkward as your first dance song plays, singing about a gender that neither you nor your partner identify with!

Epic battles and rainbow bubbles at this space wedding

19 wedding sing-along songs to get your guests belting their faves

Wedding sing-along songs are a happy custom. Choose the right song from our list and then check out our tips for making the song-along successful.

Art, succulents, & a crystal crown at this vegan eco-friendly wedding

The three Fs of vegan wedding menu planning: filling, flavors, and fotos

Vegan wedding menu planning requires a multi sensory approach when you need to accommodate your carnivorous guests as well as the vegans. Our tips and examples make it easy.