(Closed) Entertainment for Guests during cocktail hour

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Since your wedding is coming right up, I wouldn’t worry about it.  Food and drinks are enough to keep people happy.  As a guest, I would think the mad libs were cute, but I wouldn’t do it and just keep eating.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

How long is your cocktail hour?  I don’t think you need anything else besides food and drinks and music.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We decided to put I Spy’s on the cocktail hour tables and a disposable camera on each table. It was fairly inexpensive and will give guests something to do during cocktail hour if they get bored!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It’s essentially a sign I am putting in a picture frame on each table with a disposable camera. You can easily change what the subjects of the pictures are, and encourage those with digital cameras to participate as well. We actually have different subjects for each table. The sign says:

I Spy

Help us to complete the list,

Of the moments our photographers might miss.

Use the camera, Have Some Fun,

And leave it on the Guest Book table when you are done!

 

A Couple Sharing a Kiss

Group Shot of Your Table

Bouquet of Flowers

Someone Smoking a Cigar

The Photo Booth

Family Sharing a Hug

The Bride’s Earrings

Bride and Groom Holding Hands

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would just stick to music, apps and drinks. It definitely keeps people happy for an hour!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Simple and elegant, no games. Just adult conversation and cocktails. People like to talk to eachother!! We dont have to give them something to do every minute.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Your guests don’t need entertainment during cocktail hour; it’s supposed to be a time to mix and mingle, and the guests provide entertainment for each other. If you’ve got a widely mixed group of folks that don’t know each other then maybe some conversation cards/icebreaker cards scattered on the cocktail tables or chairs would give them something to start talking about. You could even use Trivial Pursuit cards. But most groups won’t need any help getting the mingling started.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wouldn’t worry about it! In all the weddings I’ve been to, people take the cocktail hour to mingle with people who may not be seated at the same tables as them. That’ll be more than enough to occupy them!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

we had a guitar and flute player for our ceremony music, during the cocktail hour we had them play fun jazz music!  after that hour the DJ started and we were announced 🙂

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