Reception Tips 2.0: Realtime Reception Scrapbook

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Reception Tips 2.0: Realtime Reception Scrapbook

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Friends and family know that your wedding day is one of the best memories you will ever make. However, don’t forget about all of the memories you’ve created with them leading up to your big day. A unique and fun way to keep your guests engaged at the reception is to incorporate a Realtime Reception Scrapbook. This way, they are encouraged to help compile your precious memories.

Provide your guests all the supplies needed, such as pens, paper and, of course, the scrap book. Be sure to let your guests know before hand to bring something that they may want to include. Guests can bring items such as pictures or ticket stubs. This way, doing this may evoke feelings of a shared past. One by one, everyone will begin to assemble their memories. Slowly you will be able to see all the great times you’ve had leading up to your wedding day.

In addition to pictures, tickets, and other scrap book material, encourage your guests to write down stories they may have of you and your spouse. Furthermore, they can include drawings, art, and even notes of inspiration for your new marriage. Looking back on these messages and drawings months and even years after your big day will remind you of your best friendships, your family members, and how your relationship started.

We are currently in a time when all pictures and other memories are online, or digital. There is never anything like physically holding your memories in your hand. Whether it’s that photo of your high school dance, or ticket from the time you went to your favorite concert, your newly compiled scrapbook will include all your memories to hold in your hands. This is a perfect way to reminisce and share joy when first looking through what everyone included. Simply including the Realtime Reception Scrapbook at your wedding will not only engage the audience but allow lifelong stories to be told.

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Reception Ideas 2.0: Yard Games At Weddings

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Reception Ideas 2.0: Yard Games at Weddings

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Do you fear that people will lose interest at your wedding reception once the dancing begins? Do you want a creative, and entertaining way to keep your guests active at your outdoor reception? A simple yet fun way that you can entertain your guests is by having Yard Games available. Games such as: Cornhole, Jenga, Connect Four, Bocce Ball and Chess just to name a few, are a good way of not only keeping people involved at your reception that don’t want to dance, socialize or overeat! Finding ways to keep people engaged at your reception will not only keep them happy but will leave a last impression for all to say it was a successful event.

Yard Games are a simple and amusing element to accent any event. When worrying about what games to select, think about some that will appeal to an audience of all ages! Most of these games are typically inexpensive, so it will not greatly impact your final budget for your reception. However, before purchasing any Yard Games, be sure to check with your venue, to see if they already have any available for use.

Incorporating Yard Games at your reception will ensure to keep your guests engaged while creating fun and laughter during. Possibly taking competition to the next level or just tossing some bean bags back-and-forth will always prove to be a great addition. By considering our suggestions, of Yard Games at your wedding reception, you will have a fun environment for all to share but also control traffic by encouraging people to take the fun outside.

Date Night Jar

Reception Ideas 2.0: The Date Night Jar

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Reception Ideas 2.0: The Date Night Jar

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Looking for a cute idea for your reception? Your guests can have some fun and leave a lasting impact on your new marriage by trying out the Date Night Jar idea! Set a specific location, possibly near the entrance of the venue or by the dessert table, to set up your Date Night Jar. Then put out a big jar, decorated to your wedding’s theme, some pens, and a bunch of large popsicle sticks! Your guests can then take a popsicle stick, or maybe even two, and leave suggestions for your upcoming date nights as a newly wedded couple!

Your guests can suggest places to go, restaurants to eat at, and sights to see, and they can even include specific price points to stay within! For example, a guest could possibly suggest their favorite restaurant for you to visit while keeping it under $40, a new movie for you to see, or even to visit a place they would love to have you see. Then, whenever you and your partner decide you want to go on a date, but aren’t sure what to do or where to go, just pick a popsicle stick out of the jar and get going on your next adventure!

Including this Date Night Jar idea into your wedding reception is something simple and easy to do! Having small, easy to do activities for your reception can help take it to the next level by keeping your attendees entertained! Not only will your guests feel more involved in your activities beyond the reception, but you as a new couple will have some great new ideas for how you can spend your time together!

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Reception Tips 2.0: The “Wedding Shoe” Game

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Are you looking for inspiration for your Wedding Reception to ensure it doesn’t become too stale? The goal is to ensure you and your guests have a memorable time. There are many different ways you can put a modern twist on the traditional Wedding Reception. One such idea is Bride & Groom Trivia aka The Wedding Shoe Game.

The goal is to see who knows their partner the best and get a few good laughs in the process.

Have the Bride and Groom swap one of their shoes for their partner’s shoes. This will be used to determine who the question/answer, applies to best, while playing.

Come up with a set a questions prior to the reception, that you could ask, during the game.

Example: Who is the better cook? Who takes all the blankets at night? Who is a bigger baby when he/she is sick?

Have the Bride and Groom sit back-to-back so they are unable to see what option their spouse selects. This is where it can get interesting. The goal is to be in alignment, however, where is the fun in that? When the answers are different, sit back, laughs are sure to ensue.

This can take as long as you want. So if you aren’t looking to play for more than 5-10 minutes that’s fine too. You don’t want to keep people off the dance floor too long.

Food for thought, as you start planning, your Big Day!

Reception Ideas 2.0: The Kids Table, One Step Further

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The Kids Table, One Step Further

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Have you ever heard of an activities coordinator? If you have children and are bringing them to a reception party, consider hiring one to lookout for your children!

All month long we will be discussing tips on reception ideas and to help coordinate the perfect wedding.

This week we will be talking about the kids table and taking it one step further.

Are you wondering what to do with the children that were invited to a reception party? To also organize it accordingly so that they are not distracting their parents.  You want them to be able to have a good time but make sure that someone is always watching them.

Why not consider hiring someone?  Hire someone you believe will be good with your children and be able to keep them occupied for a couple of hours during the reception party.  That person will be the activities director where they can take the children to a different room away from everyone else and spend time with them.  Whether it is coloring or playing with bubbles, it lets them have fun and be the center of the attention.  The last thing you want to worry about is where your child is or ruining your night babysitting them while everyone else is enjoying their time.

If the children are having fun than they will want to stay longer and won’t even think about the time.  The parents are able to go off and be with friends having a good time without stressing over what their kids are doing.

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