Post # 1
Hello brides!! Any good ideas for entertainment for guests during the cocktail hour. We will have nice background music and some drinks, as well as passed hors d’oeuvres.
I realize that perhaps nothing more is necessary, but just in case some guests get tired of mingling, I might want to provide something . . . . Have any of you had this same thought??
My DOC suggested I have my guestbook attendant pass out mad libs about Fiance and myself as entertainment, and as kind of a fun “alternative” guestbook.
Any other suggestions??
Post # 3
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
How long is your cocktail hour? I don’t think you need anything else besides food and drinks and music.
Post # 5
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 # 6
@BooRadley: hahaha thanks for your honesty 😉 I kinda worried that the mad libs would (1) be one more thing to worry about getting done on my part and (2) perhaps be a tad tackyish?
@Beckster329: thanks, Beckster. I’m probs thinking too hard about the situation.
@candykiss: Fabulous idea about the disposables. That will help people interact .. . . What are “I Spys” though? I know the game “I spy with my little eye” etc., but is there some “I Spy” product as well?
Post # 7
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:
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 # 8
That’s fantastic! Thanks!!!
Post # 9
I would just stick to music, apps and drinks. It definitely keeps people happy for an hour!
Post # 10
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
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
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 # 13
thanks babes!! really helpful thoughts . . . perhaps I’m just worrying too much about all of this!!
Post # 14
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 🙂