Post # 1
I’m SUPER new here, and just beginning the “idea phase” of this whole planning process. At brunch yesterday, my darling man says this:
“I don’t want everyone just standing around, bored, waiting for the ceremony to start. We should have somethng fun – like jugglers, or magic.”
To which I laughed, and said “um, no. No jugglers.”
Please note: one of the reason I love him so much is his crazy sense of humor. I know he knows we will not have clowns, or jugglers, or fire eaters at our wedding.
But, the core of his joke rang true – he wants something to happen when our guests arrive that seems “fun”.
So, I ask you, wise women of the web, any ideas?
We are looking at Union Station in Los Angeles as our venue for both the ceremony and recpetion. Our colors are brick red and peach. The venue has a VERY art deco vibe, which we LOVE. And, as much as hate a Themy-Theme wedding, we like the idea of “travel” as a mini-theme.
Anyway, that’s it. Anyone doing anything “fun” pre-ceremony?
Post # 3
If you want to do something with a travel theme, especially if you know you have guests who travel – you could put a world map on cork board and ask guests to mark all the places they’ve been to – have pins with tags or just use bright-colored tacks. It won’t take up a ton of space or time, but would get guests chatting about their travels and might help the waiting time to fly by for them.
Otherwise, depending on the formality of your wedding, you could include fun stuff in a booklet style program: a word search that uses words to describe weddings or the couple, fun trivia about the couple and families, any poems or prayers you’d like to include, but didnt make the cut for the ceremony…plus the usual program info.
I think usually people just use the time before the ceremony to catch up with people sitting nearby, so if you don’t offer activities, I’m sure no one will mind. Just be sure to have some music, so that it’s not silent or awkward.
Post # 4
OH I LOOOOVE IT! I love the map idea! That is fantastic. SO smart.
We are having a jazz trio play pre-ceremony (and for the ceremony), they are friends of my fiancee, so we got that covered.