Post # 1
Hi everyone. I am having my wedding ceremony and reception at the same place (same room actually) and I am taking my pics before the wedding starts but will need to take about 15-30 mins taking pics after the ceremony with family and bridal party for the traditional photos. There will be no cocktail hr because I do not have enough money since it’ll be about 250 guests.
While I am taking photos I am trying to find fun entertainement ideas for the guests because I do not want anyone wandering around the place. The venue only has this one big room and the hallway so there won’t be anywhere for people to wander off to. I am thinking about putting in the program that there will be like a thirty minute break and just have a few people sing til we get back in the building.
Pls only give serious suggestions. Thanks in advance for the advice!
Post # 4
depending if your wedding is formal or casual, maybe put a bunch of games/cards out or create a crossword puzzle with clues related to you and Fiance that people can do. If you have kids, print off some coloring pages and buy small packs of crayons…Or i’ve seen a cute thing on pinterest for the kids where you have blank cards with crayons and a tag that says “create a card for the bride and groom”
Post # 5
Could you supply enough champagne for everyone? I’d be cool with no cocktail hour but just some champagne and mingling. I wouldn’t worry about thinking too hard about games, etv. I don’t think it will be utilized.
Post # 6
thanks everyone these are some great ideas. i was thinking about maybe having some games to do at the table like trivia questions.
Post # 7
I think if it’s only 15-30 mins that people can easily just mingle. What about offering non alcoholic drinks? Like a punch?
We have an hour gap between ceremony and the cocktail hour. were on a farm so we are offering a farm tour and if it rains, were putting our some board games. If people want to, they can always drive nearby for a coffee….Ive done this at quite a few weddings before.
Post # 8
Seems like such a short amount of time… maybe you could have a video and project it on the wall for people to watch, even if its just a background to mingling (just some additional passive form of entertainment)? You could film something with your FH, giving a tour of your town, or in some way related to what you do (DH and I are musicians, so I guess that makes more sense than, say, a lawyer). Or if you’re both into the same comedian or something, you could put together a compliation of his greatest bits. Those are the only ideas I have…
Post # 9
You could do a fun guest book that takes people a little time like this one –
Post # 10
We are going to have a poker table, and maybe blackjack tables for social hour to pass the time.
Post # 11
I think your guests should be able to handle themselves for 30 minutes of pictures… But maybe some punch would be nice?