Guest Meet and Greet Alternatives
Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:55 PM
We wanted to make sure that everyone meets each other so that there isn't anyone left out and make everyone feel like part of the group. so we are doing 2 different get to know each other events...
1. we all fly in friday afternoon so i'm going to send an invite for all our guests (about 50) to come Party at the Disco! with the invitation each person is going to get something, like beads or neon sticks or lais or something so we all stand out, but not too tacky. then everyone will be at the disco and having a few drinks and they'll see someone on the dance floor next to them or at the bar by them with the matching necklace and it'll be a good lead to start up a convo to those who don't know eachother. with a few drinks it's always easier to talk to a "stranger"! and who doesn't want to hang out and party your first night on holidays! hehehe
2. the next day around 2pm, after the hangovers are cleared, we are going to have an Amazing Race challenge! we are still working out the details, but basically we are going to team everyone up in about 7 groups of 6. each group will have 3 couples/friends who don't know eachother. eg, my bro/wife, FI's cousin/friend, our two of our good friends. so they all can meet different "groups" of people, so the trip doesn't feel clicky. each team is going to have Tie Dyed shirts that we'll make all of them, to make them stand out...and cause a bit of a show and make it a little more fun! lol we'll all meet at the beach and we'll tell them the rules etc. at each of the 6 Pit Stops, which will be a bar, will be one person from our wedding party! at the pit stop they will get to meet the person from our wedding party and have a drink and have a little timer so they can chat for a few mins and get to know each person of our wedding party. Then that way aren't just another face on the day of the wedding. then after a few mins of visiting they'll get their next clue, which will be like, take your picture doing a team pyramid on the beach with 2 strangers or go meet a house keeping lady and take a group photo with her...all clues have to be photographed. at the end will be the final pit stop where Blair and I will be...in the swim up bar! all teams will end up here and we'll have some great laughs over all the things they did and mingle in the pool! then we'll take underwater team photos which we'll send to them when we send our thank yous after the trip. it will be a great way to break the ice without any pressure and will give people stuff to talk about!
So we'll just have these 2 events and then the day of the wedding hopefully people will all know each other better and make the wedding day/night that much more fun! I'm so excited for this trip, we are going to make sure everyone has a blast!
Anyone else have any other fun ideas for the guests? Something different than the usual excursions, etc?
Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:31 PM
Since our wedding is in December we are having a Crazy Christmas Sweater happy hour one night. I bought a tree skirt to wear as a wrap and FI got a ladies sweater vest. All of our friends and family keep talking about what they are going to wear. Hopefully it will give everyone a common ground to start from!
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