Post # 1
We are providing shuttles from the hotel to our ceremony to the reception and back to the hotel. Here is the glitch – our wedding is in Los Angeles and with traffic on a Saturday evening the ride from the ceremony to the reception may be up to an hour (hopefully more like 40 minutes). I am thinking that I want to provide some kind of activity to get my guests’ minds off the terrible traffic but am at a loss.
I thought I might provide a little “bus kit” that has some games – maybe Wedding I Spy or Mad libs or ?!?! and maybe even a snack? I don’t have a ton of time or wedding budget to spend on this so I thought – hey I’ll ask the Hive!
Any thoughts? Is this something I need to worry about?
Post # 3
@tinybride_tallgroom: I just went to a wedding where it was at LEAST an hour bus ride from the hotel to the venue.
The bride and groom told us it was “15 min”. They gave us nothing to do on the bus, but that was fine.
Going out we enjoyed the scenery, coming back we all were drunkenly asleep.
Post # 4
I wouldn’t worry about it too much. Make sure people know ahead of time so they can ready themselves mentally to be sitting in traffic. If that was sprung on me at the last minute I’d be a bit annoyed. But I don’t think you necessarily have to provide entertainment.
Maybe ask if you can make a CD that can be played in the shuttles? Songs that are fun and fit your personalities.
Post # 5
None of these are board games but Fiance and I LOVE car games… we play the letter game (where you have to see words that start with that letter), we also play a variation of that game where you have to listen for words that start with that letter on the radio (takes time to get an ear for it), famous people (you have to pick someone and everyone else just asks questions until they figure it out), etc. its really easy to entertain yourself when you want to… we spend a lot of time in 2+ hour car rides and 14+ hour plane rides so we’ve learned to entertain ourselves pretty easily
but in all seriousness, what oyu mentioned will be fine, put them in cute little bags, everyone will probably just want to chit chat anyways, weddings are great for catching up with old friends/family members