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Is this absolutely wacky?

I thought of this idea this morning & I'm not sure if it's completely ridiculous. My fiance & I are very into games & challenging each other. Like, Scrabble; Checkers; Scatergories; etc. I was thinking it would be fun to have a couple game tables. Maybe we'd even set up our air hockey table since I absolutely LOVE to play. What do you think? Do you think people would actually play? We are already making little "Meg & Jim Trivia" cards for all the tables. You know, with questions about us that they'd have to ask another guest... like, "Where did they met? A, B, or C?" Another question I have for you ladies is, *mind you we are getting married dead center in the middle of a hayfeild on my father's property.. all you see are fields for acres & acres..* Would it be weird to set out tents for our guests? Assuming that a few people will probably drink too much & not want to drive, I thought this might be handy? but again, I'm not sure people would actually them. And I don't want to buy tents for people to not use them, you know? Thanks so much!

Re: Is this absolutely wacky?

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    I think the games might work if you're having a more casual and whimsical wedding. If you're doing something fairly formal then I think it'd seem a bit out of place. No matter what, though, I wouldn't make it so that people are sort of forced into playing (by the DJ announcing it, or organized games, know what I mean?). I don't think the trivia is an awful idea, but again, think of your crowd and the formality of your wedding. I know you won't be forcing people into it, but I'd hate to be the guest stuck at a table with annoying Aunt Mabel who wants to keep asking me questions all night, whereas I just want to be quiet and enjoy the party. That'd put a damper on the night for me real fast. As for the tents - again, for a casual whimsical wedding, I think it'd work. If it was the style of wedding where it's more like a family party and there was stuff like horseshoes and bonfires, it'd fit right in. If it's more formal and "traditional" and you're setting up tents on top of that, I think it'd seem odd. I would poll your nearest & dearest ahead of time and see what they think. Plus, I imagine you'd need advance notice anyway, to let people know to bring a change of clothes and sleeping bags and stuff. I love camping, but unless it was a really good friend's casual wedding, I don't think I'd want to do it at a wedding. I'd rather rent a hotel room if I wanted to stay the night. I would check out offbeatbride.com because a lot of people there have carnival-style weddings and more casual weddings. Maybe you can get some inspiration there and decide if this is best for your crowd.
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    As far as the games go, you know your guests better than we do.  Do you think they would play?  Do your friends and family play games?  If so, then sure go for it!  As far as the tents, I wouldn't do that on your own but what you can do is tell your friends who like to camp that they are more than welcome to bring their tents and supplies and stay the night if they want to. 
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    Danieliza has a good point - people who would enjoy camping out for the night probably have their own tents, so just invite them to bring them along. If people don't already own a tent, then I'd imagine that they probably wouldn't enjoy camping at all. Plus, good tents can get expensive when you're buying 5-10 of them at a time. That's a LOT of money on your part. If I was interested in camping out after your wedding I'd gladly bring the tent I already own.
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    Not to mention the fact that besides tents, people would also need clothes to sleep in and change into the next day, sleeping bags, pillows, and bug spray.  I love to camp but if I were dressed for a wedding and got there and found out you had a few tents set up, I wouldn't stay in one. 
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    ditto everything catwoman said.  She's spot on.
    "Trix, it's what they/our parents wanted. Why so judgemental? And why is your wedding date over a year and a half ago? And why do you not have a groom's name? And why have you posted over 12,000 posts? And why do you always say mean things to brides?" palegirl146
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    Lol.. well to answer a few "ifs"... it is certainly going to be a casual wedding. lol. laid back & fun. nothing too dramatic about it all. i thought that trivia cards would be the best thing there!! lol. i was really excited about that!! lol.. but okay, i see that it's not cool at all. it wasn't going to be a game either, just a fun conversation-starter for the guests.
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    lovespink: presumably your guests are adults who don't need games to be able to talk to each other.  That's why you got the response you did about the trivia games.  I would find it annoying, and to be honest, astonishingly  AW'ish on a day where you're already the center of attention.When I'm at a wedding reception, I want to use the time to chat, visit, catch up with f&f that I haven't seen in a long time.  I really don't want to have to play 20 questions about well....You.Treat your guests like the adults they are.  Give them good food, good drinks, and they'll take it from there.
    "Trix, it's what they/our parents wanted. Why so judgemental? And why is your wedding date over a year and a half ago? And why do you not have a groom's name? And why have you posted over 12,000 posts? And why do you always say mean things to brides?" palegirl146
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    lol. ok. i got the point!!
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    I don't think the trivia cards are an awful idea, but my concern would just be that people who don't want to quiz each other will be sort of forced into it by overzealous guests. I saw this idea in some other bios and thought it was cute: instead of asking each other trivia questions, the couple printed fun facts about themselves on bar napkins and coasters. So instead of quizzing each other about your high school band experience, guests could just read on a napkin, "Fun fact: LovesPinkk played the trombone in high school and was invited to participate in the State Invitational Band as a senior."
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