Post # 1
Would you ever consider having name tags for guests at your wedding reception?
Maybe it’s b/c I’m paritially crazy, and also a marketing/event coordinator in “real life”, but this might be an “ok” idea (???).
The deal is we have a reception of 350 guests. I will know probably 1/3 or a few more once I count in my parent’s guests list and FI’s side (who I know his close friends and immediate family, but he has a HUGE extended family, many of whom I’ve never met).
I thought it might be nice for us, as well as other guests, to have names and maybe even indicate which “side” they’re from.
Or, maybe I just had too much wine tonight and am letting my ideas get out of control! ? 😉
Post # 3
Eh, I think that would be kind of weird. People can introduce themselves.
Post # 5
No, I would not wear one. It’d feel like an awkward work thing or convention.
Post # 6
I think it’s pretty creepy when people can walk up to you and be like “Well helloooo (glances down and stares at chest) MadTownGirl! Great wedding huh?!” so my vote is no.
Post # 7
NOOOOOO way. I hate, hate, HATE nametags and would NOT wear one!
Everyone will have nice clothes on and you will have them stick or pin something to their outfits?! No way!!!
Post # 8
Noooooo. I would definitely not do nametags. I feel like it would give it a strange “work function” feel.
If you want to mix things up between the sides, an easier way would be to arrange the seating chart accordingly 🙂
Post # 9
Haha. I would personally never do it! And I think I would feel odd attending one that did. I totally understand the logic of it, but it seems a little cheesy to me. Too much like a high school reunion or some sort of awkward dating function. I think you should just let guests mingle amongst each other and get to know one another that way 🙂
Post # 10
I would not like it if a guest handed me a name tag. I’m not going to be hanging out with people I don’t know at a wedding anyway!
But–keep going with the crazy wine-induced ideas! It could lead to something 😉
Post # 11
Nope, no one wants to stick or pin something on nice clothing. People are more than capable of being introduced to eachother w/o the weird “Hello, my name is…” sticky. Chances are, no one would wear them anyways.
Post # 12
It’s a really thoughtful thought on your part, but as a guest, I wouldn’t want to wear one. I hate wearing nametags even at functions when you really should, and I definitely wouldn’t want to wear one at a wedding.
Post # 13
Firstly, I wouldn’t want to get dressed up and then have to put a name tag on, secondly, I would expect people to introduce themselves or be introduced by shared aquaintances.
Post # 14
Hahah! Love your responses. Yeah, I totally see how it could be thought of like a work function (hence the whole job prompting this idea), and all.
But, I truthfully did think it may be the “best idea ever!” for a split second until I realized I’m letting the bride brain go out of control. 😉
Post # 15
I’d say no, too. I think if you’re having assigned seating a lot of people will get to know each other at their table or while talking and dancing. I think having name tags feels too much like a work event or convention or something. Once people have a glass or two of wine I’m sure they’ll open up and introduce themselves 🙂
Post # 16
LOL for wine-induced ideas