Post # 1
We’re having our cocktail reception and dinner outside in a garden that has a pretty large lawn. I was thinking it might be fun (and cute in pics) if we put out some lawn games, like croquet or bocce ball. I’m just afraid no one will use them and it’s a waste. Has anyone done this at their wedding and did your guests enjoy it?
Post # 3
Yes as a matter of fact one of the Bees did it. Let me find the blog post and I will get back to you.
I think you should do, by the way.
Post # 4
I really really wanted to do this, but my FI vetoed the idea because he thought it was weird 🙁 Then our plans changed and our reception is now indoors anyway so it’s a moot point for us…
That said, if I was invited to your wedding I would think it was totally cool. Plus, when I was considering it, I got positive feedback from a bunch of my friends. But then, there will probably be people like my FI who think it’s weird. So my prediction is that you will have a mixed bag of reactions, but I bet some people will enjoy it.
Post # 5
Found it! It was Miss Paisley (now married so I guess it’s Mrs. Paisley).
Here is the link!
The Paisleys Tie the Knot!
Also if you look at her past blogs, you might find a blog post where she wrote about it. (I can’t remember though.)
Post # 6
I think if you put scorecards as the place cards or something it might encorage people to play! I think it is a super cute idea! We had some organized indoor games at our wedding and they were a HUGE hit!
Post # 7
Thanks for the input ladies! =)
@CharmBracelet- thanks for finding the link. I LOVE how it came out in the picture!
@greenleafmountain- yeah, FI isn’t as enthused about the idea as I am. It will probably be a mixed bag like you said.
@vistagirl- that’s a cute idea! Glad to hear your indoor games were a hit!
Post # 8
We are doing this for our wedding.
I think it will be great, since most of our guests are family and it will allow for a lot of great photo ops.
Post # 9
I love the idea for an outdoor/picnic wedding, and am trying to work it into our outdoor/picnic/afternoon tea reception.
Nothing says picnic to me more than lawn games (okay okay, baskets and red and white blankets do it too).
Post # 10
It certainly fits the theme. Some people may not participate since they may feel self-conscious doing so, or they may prefer to mingle with other guests. Have the option available for those who want to take part but don’t feel bad if some don’t.