(Closed) Opinion, please: Craft table at reception

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am normally a pretty crafty girl- so I can appreciate where you are coming from.  But – I don’t know that I would be up for glitter and gel pens etc. when I am all dressed up.  Its not that I wouldn’t be interested, but I would be hesitant for fear of getting messy.  I just don’t think I would participate.  Sorry!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

It would be fun for the kids, but I cannot really imagine myself or other adults participating.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Sounds fun, and I LOVE craft, but I would be hesitant to use glue while I’m all dressed up. I think kids would love it though, they don’t care about glue on their clothes lol.

How about doing the craft at a a bridal shower? and then you could collect all the different dresses and string them together to decorate something at the wedding? I know I’s love to see a mini piece of my art work at a friends wedding. 🙂

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

I’m a scrapbooker as well, and I think it’s a really cute idea, HOWEVER, it sounds more like an activity for a wedding shower. Smile

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i think it’s a fabulous idea!  i wouldn’t be one bit concerned about getting glue on myself! 

we’re not having dancing or alcohol at our wedding and i’ve got a few things going on around the venue – as activities.  temporary tattoo parlor anyone?  honestly, our guests are our friends and family – our closest friends and family – they wouldn’t expect our wedding to be anything but us.

if this is an idea that you think your guests would be happy to take part in, go for it!  i’m always amazed at crafting parties how it brings unlikely people closer together anyway. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think that sounds like more of a shower thing – or something for kids. HOWEVER I think I might have a better idea…

Instead of doing wedding dresses perhaps you could put pre-printed cards with different instructions like “Three things the Jack & Jane should do once they’re married.” or “Draw a picture of Jack & Jane” on the tables. Then have supplies there for guests to complete the cards.

When you get the cards back then you’ll have all kinds of creative things to pick from and add to a wedding scrapbook. Plus people would be more inclined to participate if it was something at their individual place instead of a separate table.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Guests would prefer to mingle, especially if there is anyone in attendance they have not seen in awhile and want to catch up with. Many people don’t have a crafty bone in their body and alot of crafts are messy which does not work well with dressy clothes.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I would definitely not participate.  First off, I’m not confident about my crafting skills, and would be sure that whatever I did would just be embarrassing for me to have associated with my name.  Second, I’m not really “girly,” so an assumption that I should be interested because I’m female would feel icky.  And third, it seems more like a kiddie thing than an adult one.

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Oh man I would be all over that!! I think it sounds like a super cute idea, especially if scrapbooking and craftiness is what you’re “known” for among your fam and friends.

 

Then again, I’m the super girly girl who wants to ride away from the reception on a unicorn… still trying to find where I can rent one…

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Also, being girly vs a tomboy is moot. There are lots of women who classify themselves as being very girly who are not into that type of activity at all, so be prepared for most of your supplies to go untouched.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think the craft table is a good direction to go in, but maybe not with what you have in mind.  I just don’t see a purpose to decorating a dress and think it sounds better suited for kids.  However, a craft table where the guests decorate something that relates to a favor, where it serves a better purpose and could be taken home, might be a better idea.

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

i would not participate…and I think im pretty girly…I just wouldnt expect to go to a wedding to make crafts i guess…

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

I LOVE @Camrie’s idea….hmmm I might just have to steal it!

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