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Did anyone do nametags for the welcome dinner? Almost all of my family has now suggested buying those "My name is" stickers. I think they are so terribly tacky.

 

My brain is dead and I can't be creative enough to think of something that would work. Like "Hi my name is Lucy - aunt of bride" is the only tacky solution I cant think of.

 

Ideas? Suggestions? I'm all ears :)

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We aren't doing name tags.. our group is around 40.. I figure they have all weekend to mingle, hang out by the pool and find out about each other.

 

I wouldn't worry about it, unless it's something you really want to do.

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I have to agree with you - I think they are kinda tacky too!

For the welcome dinner - I don't think I am going to do an actual private event. but rather just say, meet us for drinks at this bar at this time. So I was thinking of how to differentiate between those who are apart of the wedding and those who aren't. The only thing that I came up with is giving each person a ribbon and they have to tie it on in some fashion. Then people can mingle amongst themselves - knowing who is in the party and who isn't.

Of course - if you are having a private event, this suggestion may not help you! But that's all I plan to do wink.gif I agree that people can mingle and remember names at their own rate!

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Okay this is cheesy so I take no offense if you don't like the idea, but when I was in a sorority in college and we had mixers we used to do themes. For example you could do "Famous Couples" one night. Instead of a name tag you make tags with famous couples. You hand them out beforehand (or when people arrive to a certain location at the resort) and then they have to find their counterpart. For example Aunt Jean's tag reads "Wilma". Now Aunt Jean has to go find "Fred". When she finds him they will introduce each other and start mingling, etc. You can do "Zack Morris"-"Kelly Kapowski", etc.

 

Or you can do drink names. Like someone will be "Buttery" and the other person will be "Nipple". You get the drift. Its just a way to mingle and get your guests talking to each other and it helps differentiate them from other resort guests.

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Also sort of cheesy, but you could do a sort of who's who scavenger hunt... you could come up with a cute/funny fact about each person and enclose a copy of the facts in your OOT bags. First person to figure out which fact relates to each guest wins a small prize?

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I have to agree with you - I think they are kinda tacky too!
For the welcome dinner - I don't think I am going to do an actual private event. but rather just say, meet us for drinks at this bar at this time. So I was thinking of how to differentiate between those who are apart of the wedding and those who aren't. The only thing that I came up with is giving each person a ribbon and they have to tie it on in some fashion. Then people can mingle amongst themselves - knowing who is in the party and who isn't.
Of course - if you are having a private event, this suggestion may not help you! But that's all I plan to do wink.gif I agree that people can mingle and remember names at their own rate!
I think I'm going to do the name sticker thing because I am a people pleaser haha I have 53 guests so quite a few from both sides of family (all guests are family except 3)

I like the ribbon idea for your wedding entourage. No as tacky as the name stickers!

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Okay this is cheesy so I take no offense if you don't like the idea, but when I was in a sorority in college and we had mixers we used to do themes. For example you could do "Famous Couples" one night. Instead of a name tag you make tags with famous couples. You hand them out beforehand (or when people arrive to a certain location at the resort) and then they have to find their counterpart. For example Aunt Jean's tag reads "Wilma". Now Aunt Jean has to go find "Fred". When she finds him they will introduce each other and start mingling, etc. You can do "Zack Morris"-"Kelly Kapowski", etc.

Or you can do drink names. Like someone will be "Buttery" and the other person will be "Nipple". You get the drift. Its just a way to mingle and get your guests talking to each other and it helps differentiate them from other resort guests.
Oh man this would be a hit! For 53 people I fear it would be alot of work and I'm lazy. Hmmm I need to think about this idea but I don't think it's cheesey Glenda :)

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Also sort of cheesy, but you could do a sort of who's who scavenger hunt... you could come up with a cute/funny fact about each person and enclose a copy of the facts in your OOT bags. First person to figure out which fact relates to each guest wins a small prize?
Not cheesey. i originally (back in jan) wanted to do a photo scavenger hunt but I don't know now *sigh* so much to do in so little time.

I'm thinking of that spanish flash card idea too, but I don't know how to incorporate names on the cards.

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I ordered the fiesta name tags from Oriental Trading but didn't end up using them because they honestly were cheesy.

 

My brother suggested lanyards w/ name cards saying that if I had to have name tags, they are a little more cool. It was like last on my list and never got done so everyone met the old fashioned way (plus I had a small group). This is something like what he was talking about although I bet you could fine some cheaper ones:

 

Neck Lanyards & Name Tags Promotional Products by 4imprint

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Okay this is cheesy so I take no offense if you don't like the idea, but when I was in a sorority in college and we had mixers we used to do themes. For example you could do "Famous Couples" one night. Instead of a name tag you make tags with famous couples. You hand them out beforehand (or when people arrive to a certain location at the resort) and then they have to find their counterpart. For example Aunt Jean's tag reads "Wilma". Now Aunt Jean has to go find "Fred". When she finds him they will introduce each other and start mingling, etc. You can do "Zack Morris"-"Kelly Kapowski", etc.

Or you can do drink names. Like someone will be "Buttery" and the other person will be "Nipple". You get the drift. Its just a way to mingle and get your guests talking to each other and it helps differentiate them from other resort guests.
You know, this is a great idea--- and if they wanted to get away from name tags, they could just do a drawing for their name when they first arrive.

Think I need to bookmark this thread....

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