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Hey All, I just wanted to share a fun idea that my friend and I as well as my FI came up with for our DW in Jamaica!
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?
It was great to see your note. We are planning what we hope will be some fun things that are more unique and not expected by the guests. On the first night we will have a coctail hour at the lobby bar of the resort. During the cocktail hour we are planning to have a - who knows the bride & groom. The bride and groom will have shots to give to the first person who answers the questions correctly. During the afternoon on two of the days, there are two events planned - flip cup at the swim up bar and then water ballooon volleyball.
We also wanted to incorporate a reception line whereby the guests all get to meet the wedding party but without the formality and not the day of the wedding. So we will probably do some activities that incorporate your idea. We are thinking of having a trivia/challenge game. I really liked the part about having different clues and having the guests meet the wedding party at different locations.
Let me know what activities you are planning for your Amazing Race. We have a couple of ideas but it is always good to hear from others.

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It was great to see your note. We are planning what we hope will be some fun things that are more unique and not expected by the guests. On the first night we will have a coctail hour at the lobby bar of the resort. During the cocktail hour we are planning to have a - who knows the bride & groom. The bride and groom will have shots to give to the first person who answers the questions correctly. During the afternoon on two of the days, there are two events planned - flip cup at the swim up bar and then water ballooon volleyball.
We also wanted to incorporate a reception line whereby the guests all get to meet the wedding party but without the formality and not the day of the wedding. So we will probably do some activities that incorporate your idea. We are thinking of having a trivia/challenge game. I really liked the part about having different clues and having the guests meet the wedding party at different locations.
Let me know what activities you are planning for your Amazing Race. We have a couple of ideas but it is always good to hear from others.
Oh more fun Ideas! love it!
I really like the trivia/challenge game idea. I think i'll incorporate that into each Pit Stop. where we'll have some questions about that wedding party person or about the bride/groom and the people have to answer it. sweet!
and i looove flip cup! great ideas!

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Hehehehe we have one of those blow beer pong tables for our pool. Everyone loves it and keeps asking if we are going to bring it to Mexico. It's kinda heavy so probably not, but there will definitely be flip cup and quarters played sometime during the trip :)

 

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I want to get one of these blow up beer pong tables for the pool Poolside Pong | Inflatable Floating Beer Pong Table

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