Post # 1
FI & I decided that we weren’t going to have any dancing at our reception. We’re not dancers. We’re also in our 40s (my first, his second), so we think our friends are a bit old for the toss thing. And most of our guests are older (ie, seriously thinking about retirement if not already retired!). But, we’re worried our guests will be bored at our reception.
The reception will be in a high rise that has a clear view of the western skyline. It’ll begin at 6 or 6:30 with cocktail hour. The sun will set at 7:08. It’ll be a plated dinner and we’ll have ipod music. Many guests will be from out of town too.
So, here’s my idea: we have some old photos of our families–my dad’s family when they were kids, his grandparents’ family. Any way, I was thinking about mounting them to foam core and using my Circut to cut out puzzles to put on the different tables to the guests could put them together. Does that sound hokey?
Be honest! Thanks!
Post # 3
I think puzzles may go over well with some people but maybe not all. What about having a comedian come to perform or hiring a celebrity impersonator?
Post # 4
Do you necessarily NEED entertainment? It sounds like you are having a lovely dinner to celebrate in a beautiful location. I’ve been to functions where all that was going on was dinner and some background music and everyone had a lovely time celebrating and visiting with one another. Add in a few toasts and thank you for coming speeches and I think you will have a lovely reception.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
I think it sounds like a good idea. Is there a way you could put different pieces on different tables so guests would have to mingle with all the other tables in order to complete it? Or would that be too comfusing..hmm.
Post # 6
I like the puzzles, but maybe supplement them with something designed to ecourage conversation or as a back-up in case they don’t catch on?
Trivia relating to you and/or your wedding city printed on pretty cardstock in your colors might be a nice alternative.
Post # 7
what about a slide show with photos on a projector. You can have it set to music.
Post # 8
I was thinking a slideshow as well, you could have it running continuously or have it play after dinner–set it to some of your favorite songs. The reception sounds lovely enough–I’m not into dancing either and would love nothing more than a relaxing evening with friends and family over food. 🙂