Post # 1
So… I want my guests to actually enjoy the wedding, but it’s more of a formal affair in the evening. I don’t want to do something really… unformal, but I don’t want it to be stuffy or unfun. I wan’t it to be interesting and unique, but also somewhat formal.
I feel doing a more casual wedding would allow more wiggle room for more fun things, but we’re going to do a more formal route I think. He wants a black&white color pallette, and lots of candles since it’s a nightime reception and sit-down dinner.
We were considering doing a Groupon deal where 2 photographers come and set up an option with 2 backdrops and have props and people can have their pictures taken… but is there anything else? =
About the venue:
The venue overlooks the water, but there’s no beach. The reception is inside… it’s mainly a huge room with a wall of windows. There’s a cocktail area and bar right outside this room. There’s also a pretty large outside area on the left hand side.
It’ll at dusk and sunset pictures. There will be a cocktail hour, although I’m not sure if it’ll be inside and outside or just inside (where would we do pictures if outside was included?)
Anyway… what have you liked at weddings? ANY suggestions would be awesome ^_^
Post # 4
The photo idea sounds great, kind of like a photo booth, which I love at weddings. Will there be dancing? Even very formal weddings usually have dancing, and that’s always fun.
Post # 5
thank you for the input! Yes, there will be dancing. I hope it’s fun enough… I just don’t think either of our families are big dancer?
wow only one response =
If it helps, here are venue photos…. anyone have any ideas for something we can do?
Post # 6
Photobooths are always fun (and can double as favors). Another fun idea is a caricature artist. If people smoke, a cigar roller is also something fun and interesting. I’m trying to think of more but I’m having a mental block..I’ll update if I think of more!
Post # 7
I’m having a pretty formal wedding with no “activities” aside from a candy bar, but we hired a very well-known highly recommended band that are supposed to be wonderful. So we don’t really need anything else because they will take care of everything! The band was expensive, but a DJ + photo booth or something would have been the same price anyway.
Post # 8
First of all, fab venue!
I thought photobooths were way overdone . . . until my best friend had one at her wedding. It was a blast.
But since that’s already been mentioned, I definitely see space at your venue for at least one of the following:
Casino table (or 2)
I know what you mean about non-dancers . . . sometimes people who don’t dance eat dinner and then split, so it’s nice to have an alternative activity to keep them around!
Post # 9
We attended my friends wedding this weekend and the venue sounds the same as hers, it was beautiful. She had a groupon photobooth too everyone loved it. That with a dj is great, I like some of the other ideas cigar roller. Also the shoe game, that was so cute