FI doesn't like my idea…so am turning to the Bee!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Too tricky? Or fabulous?
    Nah, too tricky : (11 votes)
    50 %
    Yes, fabulous! : (11 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I DIDN’T VOTE… cause I find it both CUTE & TRICKY at the same time

    I LOVE Movies (and Music)

    BUT I have a weird thing in that so much as I remember lots of other trivia in life, I cannot remember musical or movie stuff

    So I am not the person to ask for lyrics, name of the song, or the Artist… same with Movies… this stuff just doesn’t register / resonate with me.  Mr TTR thinks this is hysterical, how I cannot seem to retain the most common / well known stuff in these categories.

    Example, I wouldn’t have probably have gotten the two clues above… certainly not the second one.

    Know it now that I’ve read it (can visualize it) but before that … nah.

    So having a puzzle to solve to find my way to my seating, would “seem cute to me” … but at the same time annoying.

    I’d much rather pick up my seating card… and have it say on one side…

    Mr & Mrs TTR

    Sitting with Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh

    and then on the back had the answer… Table # 6 – Gone with the Wind.

    As someone who does enjoy other forms of Trivia… I know that not everyone does, or is good at it.  Some people get really ticked off when there is Question / Quiz for them to solve in public… they feel it makes them look dumb… and sometimes even feel that the person doing the asking (who set it up to be a game when none was expected) is trying to look superior.

    (Have run into that a lot when playing Trivial Pursuit over the years… a Host breaks out the game and inevitably someone feels awkward about being obligated to play altho they don’t want to)

    So something to think about,

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @MissBettsy:  I think it’s a good idea – it will get people to ask each other if they don’t know, and stimulate conversation amongst strangers!

    Post # 5
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    2534 posts
    Sugar bee

    I love the idea. We had a movie themed wedding and I wish I had thought of something like this…

    Post # 6
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    295 posts
    Helper bee

    I love the idea as being a fellow movie buff but in truth I think it two much. I would just name the table after the movie vs it’s stars.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @This Time Round:  I think this could also be solved by having the ushers asking people if they’d like help with their riddle.  Those who are having fun with it will say “no no, we’ll figure it out” and those who aren’t, will say “yes, where are we?”

     @MissBettsy:  Perhaps photos on the tables of scenes from the movies – some people would recognize the actors, but not place them in the movies.  As you say that 90% of people are film buffs, it sounds like people will have fun with it.  The danger is people growing tired of the game before solving their puzzle.

    We are dong a similar thing – we are doing “who am I” cards.  People will hang them around their necks, backward, and they’ll have a famous person (some more famous than others) related to our theme written on it.  The idea is they’ll ask questions, or get clues, or whatever, from other people, to try to figure out who it is.  Some will just flip it around and see, and not play.  Some will go “no thanks don’t give me one” and some will get into it.

    TTR is right – make sure there’s an easy way to find the table for the people who just want to sit down.

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