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lawn games

Wedding lawn games are so much fun! We’ve featured games from cornhole to badminton to bocce ball to croquette and more! We’ve got tons of real wedding pictures and ideas for your outdoor reception fun…

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.

Wedding lawn games for outdoor wedding fun as seen on @offbeatbride #lawngames

Let the wedding games begin! 18 wedding lawn games for your outdoor reception

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!

Non-dancing reception activities that bring your guests together

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…

Keeping it weird (and amazing!) with these ladies' Austin-style wedding

Keeping it weird (and amazing!) with these ladies’ Austin-style wedding

Aly and Cece’s rocked a truly Austin-style wedding with multiple live music performers, local faves The Peached Tortilla catering, music-themed photo booth, and cornhole games played during cocktail hour. These two ladies kept it weird, Austin-style, and we can’t.get.enough.

Use these funny bounce house rules to save your deposit

Use these funny bounce house rules to save your deposit

If you’re going to rent a bounce house/bouncy castle/moon bounce/inflatable castle (whew there are a lot of terms!) for your outdoor reception, you’ll need to make sure rowdy guests don’t go too wild in there. Having some well-explained and humorous bounce house rules on hand should ensure that you don’t have to pay any repair fees when it goes back.

Wedding games to play at your reception and pre-parties as seen on @offbeatbride

Game on, Wayne: our favorite games to play at your reception and pre-parties

You probably already know that a good portion of Offbeat Bride readers don’t love dancing. But they DO love games — board games, card games, lawn games, video gamesall games all the time, amirite?! We decided to team up with one of our favorite party games and sponsors, Cads About Matrimony (the wedding game that doesn’t suck!), to list out some of our favorite ways to get your party on.

PARTY ON, WAYNE. Gaaaaame on, Garth. Let’s do this…