Post # 1
How do you keep your guests “ entertained” at the wedding? I seriously think out of 200 guests, only 10% would dance…I just can’t think of anything else to entertain my guests and I hate to see my guests to just sit there and be bored…my plan of attack is to go around each table and be able to spend some time with each one and maybe do a picture slide show to show pictures of us and incorporate all the guests as part of the picture if it’s possible.
But what else?? If most of your guests won’t/ don’t like to dance, what do you have in mind for “ entertainment”?"
any advice is truly appreciated!!
Post # 3
We have the same issue. We are planning a slideshow and a (homemade) photobooth, along with personal visiting. When I posted a question similar to this a while back, I also received suggestions to have ice breakers and games (indoor and/or outdoor- whatever works for your venue/event) available. HTH; Good luck!
Post # 4
Yes! I am pondering the same question. I’m going to tag along on your post.
The only thing I thought of was a wedding raffle. Raffle things off like a dance with the bride/groom… but my mom said that would be really lame. Like something from a BBQ. Maybe so, but I don’t wantpeople to be bored and leave after dinner
Post # 5
humm…im not sure about " raffle " or " games", it reminds me of company xmas party or kid’s birthday party…oh boy this is driving me CRAZY! i need to talk to more ppl.
Post # 6
I Would suggest some sort of photobooth album. Also, maybe you could incorporate some sort of conversation starters on each table so people begin to mix and mingle. For example, fun facts about you as a couple like "The Newlyweds met at college and this how… To find out where they went on their first vacation visit table 4" and then table 4 says something like "The Newlyweds went to Aruba, Jamacia ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo… To find out what the first meal Bride cooked for Groom is visit table 8" etc…
Also, if you want to encourage dancing I would say THIS would be an appropriate setting for a "married couple dance" … ya know, to see who has danced the longest. Sometimes this is the only time my parents get out on the dance floor now a days.
Post # 7
This may seen kinda nerdy, but we are going to play Rock Band (the game) for an hour during the reception. We’ve arranged it with the DJ already. He suggests no more than an hour or hour and a half so the people not playing don’t get bored. If you’ve never played, try it–it’s really fun and super addicting! We are even going to put it in our invitations! (…dinner, dancing, and rock band to follow…) I think many people will enjoy this dancing alternative, and it’s still interactive–you play with other people–like in a real band!
Post # 8
goldenbear- omg that’s my FI’s dream to have Rock Band at the reception. I’m sure the ‘old folks’ who have never had the opportunity to see this game would get a kick out of it too.