Post # 1
My fiance and I were only planning on doing the first dance and a dance with our parents, none of our guests were inviting really dance. What could be a good time filler for after the meal,cake etc?? We were thinking about hiring someone to do caricatures,but it won’t fit into our budget. Any ideas would be appreciated!!
Post # 3
@hearme0ut: Honestly, if you have music and dancing as an option, you might be surprised. I was recently at a wedding where a lot of surprising people danced. But those who didn’t, seemed pretty happy to just sit and visit with one another. I don’t think you need to really provide “activities” or additional entertainment.
People seem to love Photobooths though! Those are always a big hit, and you can do a DIY one if they don’t fit into your budget.
You could also make up some sheets for the tables where people can write down marriage advice. Perhaps do a few different prompts so everyone doesn’t write the same thing. But something like “What was the hardest part of the first year of your marriage?” and/or “What is your recipe for a long and happy marriage?” and/or “What’s the best marriage advice someone ever shared with you?” Then they can participate (or not) at their leisure, and you and FH will have a great time reading through them later.
Post # 4
@Mrs.LemonDrop: I agree that you can’t go wrong with a photo booth. There are so many companies that do them now, you should be able to get a decent rate if you hire a service. The one we’re using also compiles our guest book throughout the night which I am thrilled about – one less project for me!
We might put out Wedding Mad Libs for guests, but that would be for our cocktail reception before dinner as there will be a couple hours to fill between ceremony and dinner. You could put them on your tables though. ANother cute idea I saw was to create a photo scavenger hunt for guests to do…they go around your reception getting as many of the specified shots as they can find (ie: someone dancing, the mothers together, etc).
Post # 5
We are doing a DIY photobooth using fujifilm instant pictures! We are only getting around 20 packs [200 pictures] for our 80 guests so if you had more than that it might be SUPER expensive.
We are also having a dj/dancing, outdoor seating area with hay bales, cigar bar & smoking area outside, candy buffet.
Post # 6
Thanks for all of the replies!! The diy photobooth idea sounds great!!!
Post # 7
@hearme0ut: I was at a wedding where the favor was playing cards and people had a great time playing games at the table. We have a lot of non-dancers too, so we’re thinking of just having a deck at each table or maybe setting up a few card tables off to a side with board games.