(Closed) Wedding Lawn Games – Yay Or Nay?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which of these games do you think I should have during my cocktail hour?
    Giant Jenga : (20 votes)
    18 %
    "Lucky You" Horseshoes : (14 votes)
    13 %
    "Ladder Ball" & Chain : (16 votes)
    15 %
    Cornhole with monogrammed/decorated boads : (28 votes)
    25 %
    "Wedding" ring toss : (15 votes)
    14 %
    Heart darts : (11 votes)
    10 %
    None of the above! Lawn games are tacky. : (6 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014


    At first I was so anti lawn games because I didn’t want my cocktail hour to turn into a tailgate.  But, the more I thought about our setting (barn with huuuuuuge outside grounds), and how happy it would make my Fiance, I gave in and let him have cornhole.  My only request was that we get a nice monogrammed set or two and not use our typical football game tailgating set.

    Post # 4
    2808 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Ok, “cornhole” means something waaaaaaay different up here so I need someone to clarify before I feel comfortable voting for that lol.

    This sounds like so much fun! If you’re doing a rustic/outdoor wedding I think this will be a blast. I would lean toward games that anyone could win or play/games that people are familiar with.

    Post # 5
    3339 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I personally am not a fan of the idea.  Is the wedding all outdoors?  What’s the attire?  Heels and grass do not mix well.

    Post # 6
    5956 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @kateisstoned:  …I regfuse to vote…Croquet is not an option, and if you don’t supply people with a croquet set, how on Earth are they supposed to play Full Contact Croquet, as is tradition when you leave guests unsupervised with mallets and balls?

    Post # 7
    3552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My top choice would be bocce ball.

    Post # 8
    7977 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    Lawn games! Lawn games! Not everyone likes to dance. Some people like an alternative!

    But CROQUET should be an option, for sure.

    As far as anything else goes, just remember that games which require you to throw things (especially heavy things, like horseshoes) and alcohol do not mix, for health and safety reasons.

    If you are worried about heels and grass, you could provide a box of heel protectors by the bar, perhaps?

    Post # 11
    405 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    The only one I would avoid is darts b/c mixing darts and alcohol sounds like a terrible idea.

    Post # 12
    2638 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    @Eckle:  Ooooo bocce!

    Post # 13
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center

    I think those sound like fun!  I like the darts, cornhole, and horseshoes the best, maybe just because I like throwing things?  But I think everyone would enjoy having something to do other than small talk and drink.  

    Post # 15
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I’d love this idea and would have a blast:)

    Post # 16
    3339 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    @kateisstoned:  I originally wanted to have guests play a bunch of games at our wedding too ’cause none of our friends are big on dancing and I thought we’d have to come up with something else for them to do.  But honestly, once you get a timeline organized, there’s really not a lot of extra time!  Guests will want to eat, drink, and socialize.  So don’t add games just because you think guests need something else to do to keep them occupied.  They’ll be fine without it!

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