Post # 1
My family is in LOVE with Rockband. My fiance is always begging to go over to my parents house to play it and you can be reasonably sure then when you walk into their house it is going so, of course they want to have it at the wedding. I think it might be fun but I don’t know how to set it up or where to put it that wont get in the way of the DJ… we were also thinking about having a “honeymoon donation” or “help us start our life together” donation to play instead of the dollar dance. Obviously it wouldn’t be required but highly suggested. Our venue is layed out so that we can have the set-up outside the reception room and it would still be okay but I don’t know if people will even go to that or if it would be a waste of time… really I don’t know what to do with this! Any ideas?
Post # 3
hmm i don’t know, this could be really fun, but if it’s in a separate room it just seems a little too isolating. anywhere else and it would just be a distraction from the dj and dancing.
could you set it up for the cocktail hour, and then remove it? if your ceremony and reception are in the same place, you could set it up before the ceremony so people have something to do while they’re waiting for things to start, leave it through cocktail hour, and then remove it once dinner starts.
Post # 4
@kitzy: We actually aren’t having a cocktail hour because of the time of the wedding and such but the way the venue is set up is a bit difficult to describe on here… It wouldn’t be isolated if it isn’t in the room itself but it also wouldn’t make sense anywhere specific except for maybe the cantina (which is really just a mini bar area near the room which we have access to as well and would be reserved for us) but that isn’t as close to the reception hall as I would like…. We could have it set up for while we are doing pictures and moving out of the ceremony site so the guests will have something to do but my Dad and Fiance are determined to have a Rockband battle and they can’t so that if we close it when we get there…
Post # 5
Hey KF! The Fi and my family are also huge Rock Band people and both of us are in the video game industry too… so we’ll definitely be having it our reception and in a seperate room as well.
We’re having a live band for cocktails, dinner, dancing until midnight. After that, we’re having the planners convert the cocktail room into a Rock Band after party area so that we’re not isolating guests or competing with the real band. Currently I’m trying to figure out a cute midnight munchie to serve… maybe milk and cookies or fun drunk food like sliders? TBD. Anways, by that time most guests will be gone, but allows for us to keep the party going! So excited to hear I’m not the only weirdo wanting to do this!
Post # 6
If you enjoy rockband that much, it may be fun to incorporate it. However, I don’t think it’s appropriate to charge or have a “highly suggested” donation to play. As a guest, I would find that highly offensive. When I attend weddings, I expect to celebrate a couple’s love for each other – not attend a fundraising event. I always bring a gift for me to be ask for a donation feels like begging to me.