(Closed) Need Wedding Reception Help – Name tags Yes or No.

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Name Tags to help Family & Friends Mix and Mingle
    Fun Idea : (6 votes)
    15 %
    Sounds okay : (5 votes)
    12 %
    No one likes to wear name tags, no matter what the situation : (30 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
    4193 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    At first I thought no way, but I like it the more that I think about it. If the goal is to get guests to mingle and meet each other, name tags help- I always forget someone’s name a minute after I’m introduced. I hate wearing them, but I’d do it anyway.

    Post # 5
    262 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Sounds cute!

    We had themed name-tags at our engagement party and that went over well. Granted, we had about 15 people, not 115, but I’m sure it will be fine! It can be really fun if you customize them like you were talking about so people will have something to talk about.

    Post # 7
    17 posts
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think this is fun. I know that not everyone loves a name tag, but I would be into it!

    I am keen to get people mingling too, and I love games, so we’re doing a trivia game. With our RSVPs we asked each guest for a random fact about themselves. During cocktail hour each person will get a little envelope with a fact in it and they have to find the guest it relates to.

    Post # 8
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I guess it sounds ok, I thnk your guest list is kind most people have, but your party is more laid back so people might not care. If I went to a big formal reception where I was dressed up I wouldn’t want a nametage slapped on me. But it’s seems to have a laidback vibe and might be fun for the guest.

    Post # 10
    4 posts

    I am a huge name tag advocate. It helps people who don’t know each other to break the ice rather than just stand around looking lost.  That way they can even just say “Hi Joe” I don’t think we’ve met – how do you know so and so…  I definitely plan on doing them for my daughters destination wedding.  Trying to come up with something unique, cute ideas so they don’t scream laser printed name tag.  Hope to tie in a Mexicanwith  them as the wdding will be in Riviera Maya so open to any and all suggestions!  People who are not comfortable socializing can certainly opt not to wear them but I know our guesst will have a blast mingling and getting to know each other!  Once I come up with something I will post it out here for others to get ideas from.  May tap into a couple of friends who are huge scrapbookers otherwise my oldest daughter is a graphic designer and very creative so I know she’ll come up with something fun! 

    Post # 11
    531 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I went to a party once (not a wedding reception) where they had name tags and at first I rolled my eyes and hated the idea, then once I put my name tag on I loved it!! It was soooo much fun and made mingling at lot easier.  

    Post # 12
    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I personally don’t need a name tag to mingle and find out how people know the Bride and Groom but I guess others might? Not sure if someone doesn;t like it they don’t have to wear it?

    Post # 13
    2981 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    How are you attaching these to guests? Not everyone may want a pin-hole in their dress or suit, or sticker gunk. Just a thought. I would NOT place a saftey pin thru a fancy dress, but I’d do a stick-on.

    Post # 14
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    i like the idea in some ways, but i think it would reduce some conversation in a way. one of my first questions at a wedding to an unknown guest is ..’so how do you know the Bride/groom?’ would mean a lot more thought on my part but hey haha ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    the only other thing i can think of as an issue is people will be categorised by how they link to you, imo this could go either way, for example ‘carla’ might consider herself a friend through thick and thin and only get a friend of..iykwim.

    anyway i’m not trying to be negitive just thinking of all angles here. i do like the idea as i said before, i’d wear one, but i wear one everyday so that doesn’t bother me. 

    maybe just ensure you are ultra senstive with your catergory choices and if your a little unsure bump them up. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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