Dancing is the most popular form of entertainment at most weddings. While it’s good to allow your guests to tear up the dance floor, it’s often an extra expense as you have to visit staging and dance floor rentals and rent the dance floor.
What if you don’t have money to hire the dance floor? What if you don’t enjoy dancing? Does it mean your wedding will be dull and boring? Absolutely not. If you are asking, how can I have a wedding without dancing, here are 7 ways to do it:
Play backyard games
After the wedding, instead of asking the guests to head to the dance floor, ask them to engage in your chosen backyard game. In addition to being fun, backyard games are also cheap. For a great experience, have different games designed for different people. You don’t have to hire or buy the equipment. If you have friends or relatives that love playing games in their backyards, ask them to come with them to your wedding party.
Some of the excellent games to consider include: can jam, ladder ball, horseshoes, giant Jenga, ring toss, bubbles, beanbags, and others. It’s up to you to choose the one that fits your wedding theme.
Have live entertainment
Live entertainment is popular at amusement parks, festivals, or circus, but not at weddings. To give your event a unique appeal, hire an acrobat, magician, fire spinner, contortionist, or any other professional to graze your event.
You can set up the presentations at a large venue or as a small show. It’s solely up to you. As you choose the entertainer, ensure the entertainment is family-friendly as you have guests of different age groups at the event. You don’t want to offend anyone on your big day.
Have a Karaoke
You are looking to discourage people from dancing, and what better way to do it than with Karaoke. The beauty is the set up is easy as all you need is a microphone, speakers, and computer. You can have the Karaoke western style where the singers are in the open and exposed or Asian, with booths and small rooms for people to break off to if shy but still want to sing out their favorite jam.
Like any other Karaoke, everyone will be all ears to the singer so no one will even think about dancing. To make the event fun, have prizes for winners, including the worst singers.
Set up a cocktail reception
Instead of having the usual full dinner, make your reception a cocktail party with plenty of appetizers. This way, people will mingle and enjoy themselves the same as any other party without having the pressure to go straight from dinner to dancing.
To avoid disappointments, let your guests know there will be no dancing.
Light up some fire
If having a beach wedding or an event at a summer camp-style venue, you can cut the cost of hiring a dance floor by having a bonfire. The bonfire also keeps your guests warm and gives them something to talk about for a long time.
While great and inviting, the major downside of bonfires is smoke. No one likes to have smoke on their face, so work on addressing that. An excellent way is to have lounge areas with heaters for friends and family to mingle when the fire begins to misbehave.
For an extra treat, add campfire games.
Put up photo booths
Photo booths are popular even at events with dancing and work magically at capturing the guest’s attention. For a memorable event, find more interactive photo booths. For example, the booths can be showing videos or giving tips on how to take excellent photos.
To reduce the time guests spend waiting in line, get a few extra booths.
Entertain some casino
Casino games are rare in a wedding, so when you have them, your friends and family will remember your wedding for a long time. Great casino games to consider are poker, roulette, craps, blackjack, and other popular options in your area.
You can rent the games from event rentals Rockland NY or borrow them from a friend running a casino business. Remember, you are all about having fun, so don’t play with real money. Like when having Karaoke, give prizes to the winners.