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no dancing

If you want no dancing at your wedding, that’s totally awesome! This is our archive of non-dancing weddings, and as you can see… everyone still has a blast!

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I won’t dance, don’t ask me: a laser tag reception cures a no-dancing party

Sinatra wouldn’t dance, don’t ask him. And we know some of you feel the same way. We love us some reception dancing alternatives like lawn games, Dance Dance Revolution, scavenger hunts, tabletop games, and lip sync battles. Reader ChicagoGal gave us another rad dance alternative idea: a laser tag reception! If you’ve got a local laser tag joint that can accommodate your guest list size, you can book a few hours of non-dancing reception fun pew-pewing at each other or just watching the fun unfold. Let’s see what she had to say about it.

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Apples to Apples: your cocktail hour, wedding icebreaker

This card game is super-quick to learn, pretty inoffensive, and an inexpensive wedding icebreaker that involves a lot of people. What’s not to love?

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Brandi & Jonah’s pinwheels and cheesecake state park wedding

The details in this wedding are ultra fun: pinwheels, a crocheted bouquet and boutonnieres, lawn games in the park, a purty ring puppy… not to mention a Mexican buffet and a meaningful cheesecake! Yep, meaningful. You’ll see why. This bride completely battled through a new diagnosis to get through wedding planning, and her love and perseverance shine. Plus, she has some advice for taking on the haters that any of ya’ll can use.

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Nicole & Adam’s lunchtime guitar-igami wedding

We teased this couple’s adorable crocheted dessert table toppers earlier this week and now we’ve got the whole story! We’re talking a self-catered fajita bar, suuuuper sweet serenades from the groom AND the bride’s father, and a last-minute rain break for an awesome outdoor ceremony. And just wait until you hear what the officiant did during the epic-length first kiss!

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Yes it’s an air plant wedding bouquet!

Lots of kids + lots of games + lots of time to run around = lots of fun. That’s the theory of this wedding and it TOTALLY worked. Add in the gorgeous venue, two different ceremonies, and lots of DIY, and this community-oriented wedding wins the day. Even though the guest list spiked by 75, these two pulled it together with the generosity of friends (and even a fellow Tribesmaid!).

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Melissa & Scott’s atypical Southern Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em celebration

This Southern bride, her Southern family, and her Southern groom can tell you that we’re not all the cowboy boot-wearing girls depicted on TV and not all of our weddings look like a scene from Steel Magnolias. And in this wedding, it looks like FUN! Board games (including Mystery Date!), a Low Country Boil, a grown-up flower girl, and a pretty sweet processional make this a whole other ball game.