(Closed) Entertaining guests during photography?

posted 8 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We had a lot of board game things throughout our wedding, like Scrabble escort cards, so we made custom trivia cards with all kinds of fun facts about us for the guests to play with during cocktail hour.  We had one set of cards on every guest table.

Post # 4
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re having a photo-booth that will be used partly for our guest book so I figure this and the slew of cocktails and hor d’ourves will tide them over for less than an hour. Our DJ will also have a separate setup in the cocktail hour space. 

Post # 5
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Honestly, I think people can entertain themselves during cocktail hour. They’ll eat, they’ll drink, they’ll schmooze, and before they know it, it’ll be time for the reception! I wouldn’t stress over trying to think of activities for them to do…I think most people want to relax and catch up with people they haven’t seen in a while. 

Post # 6
439 posts
Helper bee

We’re getting married at his parents farm, so we’re doing lawn games in the between time.  Croquet, badminton, lawn darts (which could prove dangerous since his cousin loves to play “catch” with lawn darts), bocce, etc.  We’re also having a bounce house, but I imagine that will get more use later on in the night when everyone is drunk.

Post # 10
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

We had live music, food, drinks and a photobooth and had pictures displayed.

Most people kept themselves occupied with food and drinks.

We did a longer cocktail hour 1 1/2-ish hours and I asked a few people if they thought it was ‘too’ long and they said the time really went by quickly.

A lot of people commented they were happy about the food and drinks… I honestly think if there is stuff to eat and drink and perhaps something to look at (ie: pictures, slide show, etc) it will keep people entertained.

Post # 11
81 posts
Worker bee

what about music that is culturally significant to you but not what you’ll hear at the reception. for example, if you’re having a regular band or a dj at the reception what about a mariachi band, a country trio, dueling pianos or a zydeco band for cocktail hour?

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