Use a projection screen or a big wall for a video game reception #Reception Advice#first dance alternatives#rock band#steal-this-idea#video games July 27 2012 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photo by Jody Burnett and Shannon Belletti Have access to a big projection screen or a big white wall? Instead of using it for a slideshow, use it for epic video game fun that most people can't get at home on their small screens. In Anie and Andrew's case, it's giant Dance Dance Revolution as their "first dance." Replace the game with your favorites like Rock Band or Wii Play, and you'll have a reception activity that will have guests forming a line. Check out our video games archive for more inspiration, like Adele and John's and Kirsten and Dustin's Rock Band fun, respectively: Photo by Leah Renee Photography Photo by Chris Graham Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Executive Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS The Onion skewers us: Horrible Couple Really Wants Wedding To Reflect Their Personalities NEXT Wedding shoes from the slightly-warped world of Poetic License Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] OH MY HELL YES. I do not dance, I cannot dance, and had no idea what to do about that wretched tradition. DDR is perfect. And the projection brilliant. Idea definitely stolen! Reply Great idea! But I really just want to know more about Anie's dress! Reply Anie's on Twitter, so you can ask her there: http://twitter.com/drgnsyr Reply It was a custom job made by a super talented local Atlanta seamstress (http://www.myspace.com/castlehousecreations/photos). Here's a great picture of the lace and blingy straps: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/miu8P-vcQhIU3HKjiv7ghtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink And here's a picture from the front (and in motion) https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Xxt8HEKE08D4q_sBVAq7AdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink Reply We did this as well since neither of us wanted dancing. We mostly played smash brothers for the gamecube which was a hit with everyone. We also had decks of cards, and games like Uno available for people who didn't want to play video games. Reply If anyone comes across this post and has actually done this at their wedding, please get in touch with me! My fiance and I really want to rent a couple projectors and have video games as the main entertainment at our wedding, and we'd love to know exactly how anyone who's done this went about it (what kind of venue, other entertainment for non-gamer guests, did you also have a DJ?, etc.) Seriously, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org Reply Hey Vanessa. We're also planning our wedding now and I'm hoping to do a video game projector. Instead of DDR, though, which I never really got into, I want to set up my old N64 so guests can play multiplayer games. I was more of a Super Nintendo kid, but 4-player games seem more party friendly than 2-player. We're having our reception in a house with dinner seating in the backyard, so the indoor space will be used for the cocktail hour and after-dinner socializing (maybe some dancing with an iPod playlist if that's what people want; we and our friends aren't big dancers). I am planning to hang our projector from the ceiling of the living room and have it project family photos onto a wall (or maybe a screen if I can get one cheap) during the cocktail hour. After people go outside for dinner we can switch it from photos to video games and pull up a couch for people to sit on. I'm hoping it will be a fun way for old friends I grew up with (but who might not all know each other) to socialize beyond just standing around drinking and talking about how horrible Trump is. We'll be having a band play during dinner and dessert, so I'm not envisioning the video games as the main source of entertainment. Reply I would love to do this, only I know I will get ignored the whole night by my fiancé. Would be a great idea otherwise. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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