Post # 1
My fiance and I live on the west coast and both of our families are (in different states) from the east coast. Our friends and families do not know each other at all and are travelling from all over the country, so we were thinking that at our Welcome Party (rehearsal dinner is more intimate and a different night), that we would ask guests to put on a name tag and their relation to the bride or groom. Our thought is that people who have not met, especially those who are not very outgoing will have an instant conversation starter and those who have met once or heard of each other will be reminded. But in the same thought, I think they’re tacky and don’t like the idea of nametags showing up in photos. Any other ideas?
Post # 3
I think that’s a cute idea! I’m always wondering who exactly people are at those type of things, and that would make it easier for me to know.
Post # 4
What if you had them printed up ahead of time and set out on a table at the entrance?
Post # 5
Great idea… try to avoid the sticky ones because people will be wearing clothes that they like enough to be photographed in.
I’ve seen rehearsal dinners where this was done and it went over well (I used to work at a nice restaurant).
Post # 6
@JoJo Bananas:Agreed– they should be preprinted.
Post # 7
Instead of how they know the bride or groom, maybe you can include a fun fact or phrase about each person under their name. That way it’s an easy and more interesting conversation starter than the expected “so, you know the bride… how’d you meet?” Probably quite a bit more effort but I think it would be really fun!