(Closed) Lawn games during cocktail hour?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would the addition of lawn games for an informal outdoor wedding be fun or not?
    Yes, people will love having an activity other than eating and drinking! : (36 votes)
    90 %
    No, too informal and silly for a wedding! : (4 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Depends on whether your wedding is super fancy, and if so, if you can make the lawn games also look super fancy.  For us, playing lawn games is a huge part of how we recreate with our friends, and our wedding will be a semi-casual festive affair, so we are definitely incorporating these!  I’ve been to other weddings with lawn games and it makes for a very fun, interactive affair.  

    If you decide you want to, it’s really not up to your parents.  Whether or not they think it’s unnecessary, it’s your wedding and if you two want them, do them.

    Post # 4
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    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We will have lawn games at our ceremony and reception.  I’m not really into dancing, so I like the idea of having alternative activities.  I think it’ll be a lot of fun!

    Post # 5
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    2226 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Definitely depends on the context of your wedding but it sounds fun to me (and I’m a picky snob)! 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’re having lawn games! But we’re having a more casual backyard wedding so I think it will fit right in. But it sounds like yours is outdoors and casual as well, so I say go it! And it’s not like it’s a lot of extra work to set them out. If people play, great, if not, oh well!!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Lawn games and table games are going to be the entertainment at our wedding, we’re not having a dance. Of course we’re having a brunch wedding which is inherently less formal, so I guess it depends on your wedding. If you’re having a black tie affair then lawn games are a bit silly.

    Post # 8
    Bee
    1835 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    I think you should do it!! We had an outdoor wedding, and we set up beanbag toss, croquet, badminton, and a couple other lawn games for cocktail hour. Our guests loved it! 

    Post # 10
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    Busy Beekeeper

    I love it.. .could you provide flip flops for your female guests who don’t want to ruin their shoes in the grass but want to play?!  I’d be all over it! 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I think this is a great idea. I would love it:) 

    Post # 13
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    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My Fiance was on board and excited about it as soon as I suggested it (especially since we were considering not having dancing). I do think my Mother-In-Law was surprised when we mentioned that we were having lawn games, and I’m sure my mom will be surprised when she finds out as well lol. 

    Post # 14
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    869 posts
    Busy bee

    We did this and it was a hit!  One of the best decisions we made!

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