Post # 1
The place we are getting married has decent sized open field between the ceremony spot and the reception spot. I was thinking about setting up some lawn games (bocce, cornhole) for the guests during cocktail hour but FI and his family seem to think no one would play them. Apparently, I have a tendency to over plan 🙂
What are your opinions on lawn games? Cute or too much?
(note: I’m not forcing anyone to play them, just setting them up if someone wanted to / as part of the decorations.)
Post # 3
We would totally play them! But…think about your guest list…what kind of people are you working with? Maybe your FIL’s aren’t those kind of peeps…
Post # 4
We had horseshoes during our cocktail hour & only a few people played them. But, I also had memory boxes set out and most of our guests went through those, so if those weren’t there I think more would of played horseshoes.
Even if you don’t think people will play, its nice to have & cute 🙂
Post # 5
I would play them if they were there, but wouldn’t miss them if they weren’t because I’d never expect them. I think it depends on the age/demeanor of your guests. My friends and family would get a game going with no hesitation.
Post # 6
…given the propert amount of alcohol and an opportunity to make an ass out of myself, I would totally be out there, rocking a mallet, between the legs style while Mr. 99 ran interference in the first ever, full contact croquet game in the history of the Earth…
Post # 7
…I will also add…if there is an opportunity to win something, anything, regardless of how inane or worthless….I will totally play a game
Post # 8
@orangeroses29: how long is your cocktail hour? i am guessing that most women in heels may not wish to participate but you know your guests. will this fit into the type of wedding you are having? if it’s going to be a garden party style wedding, i think croquet and bocce will be a great idea, only if you have enough time between ceremony and reception. also, make sure your guests are prepared for this.
Post # 9
@mypinkshoes cocktail hour will probably be an hour to an hour and a half. The theme of the wedding is kind of along the idea of a “perfect summer night” – kind of casual, playful and fun. (think fireflies!) here’s the location: http://www.barrmansion.com
Post # 10
That location is perfect for a few games! I say do it! (I would play for sure)
Post # 11
@orangeroses29: I am also set on having cornhole at our wedding and got a similar response as you did. We are getting married at 11am so our reception is a day thing. I have a great fear that everyone will leave as soon as the cake is cut.
When I told my mom we were having corn hole she called me crazy, but the groom and all of his guy friends will love it so I am excited to use the boards we made!
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I would totally play! we and our friends play cornhole and monkeynuts all summer long. We’re having them at our wedding of course.
(Ps, can I just say that I planned that before it suddenly became A Thing! I swear that all my original-ish ideas are getting co-opted by Style Me Pretty. Oh well.)
Post # 13
thanks guys! I’m going to stick with the lawn games 🙂