- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
I have a question about our at home reception (we were married in Mexico 16 days ago) and I’m hoping I can get some good ideas from anyone creative out there.
We have 106 people who have accepted the invitation to our Wedding Fiesta. The only people invited (and who are coming) are people that we have an active relationships with, so for example, family just because you are family were not necessarily invited. Family that reaches out and emails or calls even once every two months was invited (that’s what we meant by “having an active relationship”). Because of the guidelines of who we invited I thought it would be fund to make name tags for everyone so they could mix & mingle easier and also get a smile on their face from “how” we know them.
I was thinking a longtime friend would get a name tag that says:
Friends thru thick & thin with the Mrs. (and/or Mr.)
A Co-Worker (who are all friends as well) could say:
Works & Laughs with the Mrs. (and/or Mr.)
Are there any positives or negatives to this idea that I may be missing? Any ideas of how to “tag” Friends, Family, Co-workers that is cute and fun? For guests of the people we invited I figure we would just put “Friend of the Mr/Mrs to keep it simple and still include them in the fun – even if we do not know them directly.
It is going to be way different than a typical wedding reception, so I’m open to silly and fun ideas to get people mingling and having fun. Here is a Program (to give you an idea of the feel of the night) that we will either hand out to everyone as they enter or a sign that we will have at the front entrance so that everyone has a feeling for the events of the evening. It is a Adults Cocktail-Style setting.
Amanda & Jeremiah’s Wedding Fiesta
Enjoy Welcome Drinks, Passed Appetizers & the Chip/Salsa/Guacamole Bar
Mix and Mingle with old and new friends
Feel free to sign and “leaf” a note on our guest wedding tree.
Welcome & Wedding Day Photos
Taco Bar (selection based on your RSVP choices)
Coffee & Tres Leches Cake from Café Latte is enjoyed!
Hosted Welcome Drinks:
Draft beer : (List beers)
Wine: (List wines)
Original Margarita: On the Rocks or Blended
Any help and ideas are very welcome!