Post # 1
I was hoping to get feedback on an idea for the reception… I think I want lawn games! Is this silly?? I figure while waiting to eat or even after for some entertainment we could have badmitton, cornhole(bag toss as I call it), crocket… ect. What are some opinions please?? I just thought that because it doesnt get dark until around 9 and the wedding reception will start around 6:30-7 it would give people something to do. Thanks in advance for any feed back!!
Post # 3
If your wedding/reception are more laid back, I personally think it would be a fun idea. The only possible hitch I can see if getting everyone inside for your entrance 🙂
We toyed with the idea, but it gets so dang hot in July here that we didn’t want our poor guests to get all sweaty before dinner
Post # 4
I’ve never been to a wedding that had lawn games before, but I know several of the wedding magazines I read while planning said they were all the rage right now. If you’re planning a more informal sort of wedding, I think it would be lots of fun!
Post # 5
When I first read this, I thought “no way!” but then the idea started to grow on me. I’m torn. I think I would stick to relatively simple games that aren’t too much of a distraction or big eyesore (a badminton net might be a bit much). But I think the idea is good.
Post # 6
Sounds Really Fun! i would love to go to a wedding where there were fun things like that to do. Thats just my opinion though 🙂
Post # 7
If you wedding is more casual, then definately go for it! If you think people will be in dressier clothing/heels, then I’m not sure if it will take. I think it is a good idea though, because some weddings can be so stuffy and downright boring at times…if you include these ideas, this will not be one of them! I grew up going to greek weddings…and was 15 or 16 before I went to my first american wedding……….wow, i was amazed at how little was going on at the american as far as entertainment! Jazz it up girl 🙂
Post # 8
We did!!! We had horseshoes 🙂 The guest played and looked through the memory boxes that I made during cocktail hour – it provided enterntainment while we were taking pics. Also, our wedding was casual, but not super layed back, and the lawn game totally fit in.
Post # 9
We had yard games, we had washers, croquet and horse shoes! They were set up the whole time so people were playing during cocktail hour and around dinner time, they were a big hit, but after dinner it got kind of dark so they couldn’t play anymore… lol Just make sure you think about that part… I definitely didn’t.
Post # 10
I would love it. I think PP was right about the badminton net being a bit of an eyesore, but you can definitely still do croquet, horseshoes, etc….
Post # 12
Thank you for all the feedback ladies! We are having a laidback outdoor wedding so i’m happy to say after the advice will be including these games in our day!!! Minus the badminton and with the addition of horseshoes!! I am super excited 🙂
Post # 13
I was recently at a wedding with a lot of downtime, and some lawn games would have been a very welcome addition.
Post # 14
@lovefoundlinda: Not silly! We’re doing it! The winery we are getting married at has a huge yard and I just have to use it up lol. This way people can mingle and play a few games and don’t HAVE to dance if they don’t want to
Post # 15
I say go for it! I’m doing it and most people I’ve discussed it with are excited for it. We are thiking of doing corn hole, horseshoes (there’s already pits), bocce, croquette, and badmitton (again, there’s already a volleyball net set up since we’re doing a backyard wedding). After dinner we are even considering games for those that aren’t into dancing like beer pong or flip cup (gasp!)