Post # 1
So during photos usually there is cocktail hour. Both my ceremony and reception are on site- my worry is people getting bored or antsy during this session.
Anyone have some cool suggestions for entertaining during cocktail hour? I was thinking live band and champagne (classic) or maybe a wine tasting session?
Hmm what to do!?
Post # 3
We had a lot of board game things throughout our wedding, like Scrabble escort cards, so we made custom trivia cards with all kinds of fun facts about us for the guests to play with during cocktail hour. We had one set of cards on every guest table.
Post # 4
We’re having a photo-booth that will be used partly for our guest book so I figure this and the slew of cocktails and hor d’ourves will tide them over for less than an hour. Our DJ will also have a separate setup in the cocktail hour space.
Post # 5
Honestly, I think people can entertain themselves during cocktail hour. They’ll eat, they’ll drink, they’ll schmooze, and before they know it, it’ll be time for the reception! I wouldn’t stress over trying to think of activities for them to do…I think most people want to relax and catch up with people they haven’t seen in a while.
Post # 6
We’re getting married at his parents farm, so we’re doing lawn games in the between time. Croquet, badminton, lawn darts (which could prove dangerous since his cousin loves to play “catch” with lawn darts), bocce, etc. We’re also having a bounce house, but I imagine that will get more use later on in the night when everyone is drunk.
Post # 7
wow that sounds so fun!!!
a bouncie room!
Mine is in a country setting afternoon activites sounds great im just worried about organizing them is your family helping?
Post # 8
@UpstateCait:the photobooth.. i am going to get one too..do people put it where their reception is?
Post # 9
Im guessing the less stressful thing to do will be a band with cocktails and h’ordourvs? Maybe I will get a string band to play music?
Post # 10
We had live music, food, drinks and a photobooth and had pictures displayed.
Most people kept themselves occupied with food and drinks.
We did a longer cocktail hour 1 1/2-ish hours and I asked a few people if they thought it was ‘too’ long and they said the time really went by quickly.
A lot of people commented they were happy about the food and drinks… I honestly think if there is stuff to eat and drink and perhaps something to look at (ie: pictures, slide show, etc) it will keep people entertained.
Post # 11
what about music that is culturally significant to you but not what you’ll hear at the reception. for example, if you’re having a regular band or a dj at the reception what about a mariachi band, a country trio, dueling pianos or a zydeco band for cocktail hour?