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    • SydnieH
      CommentAuthorSydnieH
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2014
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    We have decided that we really really don't want karaoke for the evening even though it helps bring people together. We do however want to have some stupid games to get people up and mingling. Suggestions please, we've thought up so far, possibly a how well do you know quiz, my H2B wants to do something with bungee ropes (not a clue what this one is really, something about a nut and bungee rope and a bottle) Any help would be appreciated
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2014
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    Old school games sometimes go down quite well with adults, such as musical chairs and musical statues. You could have pin the tail on the donkey but make it put the veil on the bride. Scavenger hunts are good ways of getting people talking, especially if they're done in teams.

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2014
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    At our graduation ball last year, we had a mini casino, everyone was given false money to start with and it got everyone mingling to be honest.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2014
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    I like the idea of having a casino. I also like the idea of having giant life sized games such as snakes and ladders, chess, etc..

    It's not a 'game' but we are making our own photo booth, which is still entertainment and you can get some really cheesy fun photos x

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
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    We were going to have the giant games like snakes and ladders, but would only do it if I knew the weather could be outside for them. I never got them but the weather was lovely, but the time was taken up so quickly anyway.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 11th 2014
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    Yeah we would like them outside for people to use during the drinks reception and the photographs, but obviously you can't guarantee the weather and would be a big waste of money if it poured down with rain! Like the idea though. Would be good if you had a spare room in your venue big enough for things like that. We have use of lots of rooms but they are all quite compact xx

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
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    The casinos ok... I'm not sure how many ppl would play games on an evening though. Most ppl are happy having a drink, eat,chit chat and dance to the dj. The garden games sound good for the day but again if you go for evening with these you'll only get an hour or so before it starts getting dark outside x

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    That's true.. I would put on games for the day guests but not evening. People will be able to make their own entertainment in the evening.. drinking, eating, boogying, chatting with family and friends! Games/extra entertainment is good for the day guests to save them getting bored while photos are being taken etc. x

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    • Sammi_with_camera
      CommentAuthorSammi_with_camera
      Got married 6 years ago
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    I'm getting a giant jenga, giant connect four, quoits and giant pick up sticks for day entertainment. I might get giant dominos too.
    Im also making a diy photo booth for the evening. We are also going to print wed libs to have on the tables with glittery pencils, one side people name a person/ place/ verb, noun etc and then they fill in the story on the back with the words they have chosen! Should be quite fun and a bit of entertainment!
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    • SydnieH
      CommentAuthorSydnieH
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      Posted: Nov 12th 2014
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    I just want people to get to know people they've never met and think this sort of thing would help. We've been offered a photo booth for £300 or 3 hours but not sure its a good idea until we have paid everything else off first.
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    • CommentAuthorPunkpixi3
      Posted: Nov 12th 2014
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    Type "Games to play at your wedding reception" into Pinterest...there is so many different things that you might like :d xxx
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    • AmyN135
      CommentAuthorAmyN135
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    Sydnie I am having my own DIY photobooth. I bought props off bay of e for £20, borrowing my aunts polaroid camera, buying lots of film and a friend of mine is kindly going to take the photos :-)
    Its not entertainment as such but just something fun if the guests want to try it. But yes there are so many things out there to 'entertain' guests when guests are usually happy to relax and enjoy the day chatting to one another and mingling.
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    • SydnieH
      CommentAuthorSydnieH
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    Oooo, didn't think of Pintrest, I love Pintrest :) Thank you
    No one I could really ask o take the photo's at a DIY photo booth but like the idea. Our dj/wedding singer is pretty good at pleasing a crowd so hopefully he will get people mingling, we've already mentioned this to him
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Instead of using a polaroid camera for our DIY photobooth we are just going to use a digital camera, or even just ask guests to use their phones and then upload their snaps to FB/[email protected]@m using a particular hashtag so that we can easily view them and get hold of them to print them off and put in a photo book. You don't need a particular person taking the photos.. they can take selfies or I'm sure someone would be willing to take a quick pic xx

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    • SydnieH
      CommentAuthorSydnieH
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    Well we do plan on having cameras laid on the tables throughout the day and night so don't see why people couldn't do this. Think I'm going to look more into getting some stuff for it then. Thank you :)
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    It's a good idea as wouldn't cost much money at all doing it that way and your guests can have a good giggle making themselves look silly - we originally looked at buying a polaroid camera which wasn't too expensive, but the film is extortionate! If you have a look at [email protected] there are loads of mega cheap props xx

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    Also, we thought about just using a white bed sheet as the backdrop for the pics, but then we realised we had a spare room in our venue that we could use. There are bookcases with old books from floor to ceiling so we thought this would make a lovely backdrop in itself. Though you don't need a backdrop at all really xx

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    • SydnieH
      CommentAuthorSydnieH
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    Thanks Flossie, going to look now.
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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    You're welcome :)

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    • *KelBel*
      CommentAuthor*KelBel*
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    Photobooth are great. We hadn't planned to have one until we saw how much ppl used them at a wedding we went to after a few drinks, we ended up with 120 photos in our photobooth book they gave us x

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 13th 2014
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    I know people say photo booths are too common nowadays but they are still fab, such a simple way to provide entertainment and doesn't have to be expensive if opting for DIY either x

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    • EmmaG
      CommentAuthorEmmaG
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      Posted: Nov 13th 2014
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    they are great fun, we making our own photo booth, also top tip , buy a remote control shutter to go with your digital camera, about £15 on ebay, most cameras you can buy one for. put the camera on a ipod and whoever in photo can then pick up the remote shutter and click it when everyone ready. Noone needs to take the pic then or a selfie and no need for polaroid and you get all the photos saved on your camera :)

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    • JEm1905
      CommentAuthorJEm1905
      Got married 26 months ago
      Posted: Nov 14th 2014
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    We are having full casino! Roulette, poker, craps the whole shebang. We are even going to buy a slot machine or 2 that takes real money and use it for honeymoon spending money :) plus we can then use it at home as a piggy bank but hey at least it will be fun.

    Will also have disco and performances through the night so everyone can enjoy something :)

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    • CoralLeigh2016
      CommentAuthorCoralLeigh2016
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Nov 14th 2014
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    Photo booths are cool but at my friends wedding I noticed that a lot of people spent more time doing that then actually dancing or mingling! Just be aware that it will distract people away from the dance floor! xxx
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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Nov 14th 2014
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    Can anyone tell me how much does the photo booth usually costs? I have no idea.
    Coral, I agree with you. But I think what matters is that everyone have fun, doesn't really matters how...
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    • MrsEmmaP
      CommentAuthorMrsEmmaP
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      Posted: Nov 14th 2014
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    I was going to have a photobooth but we were getting prices of £200+ and we just can't justify spending that. Like said above though you could also have a DIY photobooth which would work out much cheaper. I have seen a few photographers out there that include a photobooth in their photography packages, these are usually more reasonable.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
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      Posted: Nov 14th 2014
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    People hiring professional photo booths usually pay around the £300 mark. That wouldn't be for all day either.. maybe 2/3 hours.

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    • CamilaL
      CommentAuthorCamilaL
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    Wow, that's expensive! :o
 
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