Post # 1
My Fiance are having a small (under 100 people) wedding on the Sunday of a long weekend. We will not be having a bridal party, so there is no need for a formal rehearsal. But since so many of our guests will be coming in from out of town, we want to have some sort of welcome event or dinner the Saturday night before the wedding. Our wedding isn’t until the late afternoon the next day, but most people I have talked to say they will likely be coming in the day before. Since our wedding is somewhat formal, we thought it would be nice to have a very fun, relaxed event where we can mingle and hang out with our friends and family who we don’t get to see that often.
Do you have any creative ideas for a welcome event, dinner or activity? We would expect at least 30 people, and maybe up to 50 to attend.
So far our only idea is going to Dave & Busters, getting a private room and playing games. I just sent in to get price quotes but I’m worried it might be expensive.
Post # 3
1. Your wedding is in Sept so it’s football season, I’m not sure if you are fans but you could always go to a restaurant, rent a party room & watch the game.
2. If you wanted to do a BBQ style, you could rent a pavilion or campsite area to have a party. You could bring your own food, decor, games, etc. You could also have a campfire with smoores! 🙂
3. Rent a block of bowling alley lanes.
4. “Lucky in Love” theme with card games, board games, etc.
5. If your house is big enough you could just have a themed dinner ex. Luau, 50’s, 80’s, etc.
*Here is a website with a list of icebreaker games, even though you are all family and hopefully know each other games are still fun!
Post # 6
We did #2 on the above list – we had badminton and other lawn games with lots of BBQ and a slideshow. You could do karaoke! Mrs Knitting did a yoga class for her guests!