(Closed) Something for guests to do between the wedding and the reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

All people need is music, chairs, and alcohol to keep them happy.  Will her DJ or band be there for the beginning of the coctail hour?  If so, then she honestly doesn’t have anything to worry about.  People expect to wait around for an hour or so at weddings anyway.

Post # 5
1032 posts
Bumble bee

We are having a photo booth! 

Post # 6
1555 posts
Bumble bee

If you have tables and you want some little games to put there, you could maybe put tic-tac-toe, the dot game where you make boxes or trivia cards. I know I’m a sucker for trivia cards despite the fact that I usually don’t know the answers. All of those would be really simple to make and would definitely entertain the guests if they needed it – say the pictures ran a bit longer than expected.

Post # 7
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I went to a wedding where they had someone making silhouettes during the coctail hour that were also our favor. It was fun to see everyone’s silhouette, and my hubby and I still have ours hanging in the house. They also used this for the guestbook- the person made two silhouettes so the bride and groom could keep one and we wrote a message on it.

Post # 8
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are doing a photobooth with some props we will be buying at the dollar store. We are even thinking about getting some random props like halloween masks or other halloween props. I’ve been hearing from friends who went to a reception that had a photobooth and that was all that they could talk about b/c it was soo much fun for them. Plus you could double it up and use the pictures as favor gifts or even buy frames for their pics.

Post # 9
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh my gosh, if they only have an hour to fill, games and other activities will be completely unneccessary–tell her not to waste her time or money. An hour is not a lot of time compared to most ceremony/reception in-betwee times and if you are providing snacks, cocktails and a nice outdoor setting, people will be sufficiently entertained. A lot of times people mingle easily during that first hour because the ceremony JUST ended–there’s lot of small talk topics that will keep them occupied for that hour “didn’t she look beautiful? How do you know the bride and groom? Weren’t the vows nice?  etc etc”

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