Post # 1
So I’ve been trying to come up with a few simple touches to make my cocktail hour and reception a little more fun and interesting for guests. One thing I was considering was adding a lawn game or two like bocce or a bean bag toss, something that I’ve played often with FI’s family during the summer. I thought they would make for more interesting photos, and give people something to do instead of just mingling. For reference, I am getting married outside (fingers crossed) on a big sweeping lawn overlooking a river, and then the reception is in an old 17th century barn. Both my mother and Fiance think it’s “unnecessary” and don’t see the point. I was shocked, as my mother is a really creative person, and I thought she would like the idea. So what does the bee think?
Post # 3
- 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
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
Definitely depends on the context of your wedding but it sounds fun to me (and I’m a picky snob)! 🙂
Post # 6
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
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
- 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 # 9
I’m doing it! If you think it’s something your guests would enjoy, then why not? We’re doing Bags, Bocce, maybe croquet, and a Giant Jenga (DIY info: http://community.homedepot.com/t5/Fun-Games/Building-a-Giant-Jenga-Game/td-p/48259)
Post # 10
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 # 11
It’s nice to know I’m not cray cray! Thanks for the comments everyone!
Post # 12
I think this is a great idea. I would love it:)
Post # 13
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
We did this and it was a hit! One of the best decisions we made!