Open House Reception Activities
FH and I are planning a wedding for May in Minnesota. We are renting out an old Victorian home for our venue. Both of us are private people and I have major anxiety, so I've never had the desire to get married in front of hundreds of people. The plan is to get married in front of our immediate family only (Parents, Grandparents, and Siblings) and then host an open house reception in the afternoon at the same venue for around 150 people. We are nixing most of the traditional wedding activities because we want the reception to really be a time to chat with friends and family from out of town and enjoy being surrounded by them all. FH is worried that people will be disappointed because we aren't having a DJ or doing any of those traditional activities. We are trying to think of fun activities that we can provide for everyone who attends. We plan to have some yard games in the front yard and maybe do some sort of wedding Mad Lib, but other than that we are at a loss! We will have plenty of pictures up for people to look at, food and drinks, and we are asking special people in our lives to write letters for us to have up around the venue. Is there anything else we could add to make the open house reception feel more special?