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alex lai
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Hi All,

My fiance and I are planning to get married in February 2012 and are trying to find some way to incorporate our interest in gaming into the evening.

We don't want to go as far as actually playing games, but maybe something along the lines of when guests initially arrive and instead of signing a traditional guest book or wishing tree maybe have something game-related for people to sign (i.e. i saw an example where people sign the side of jenga blocks etc). We are expecting around 250-300 people in attendance so trying to get ideas for something that would fit this many people.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Have giant inflatable meeples. Gotta have 'em.
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LOL. That would be awesome! any idea where I can find some, or get them made?

The reason why we thought of the guest signing book is that it's something we can eventually go back to and read everyone's comments and well wishes etc. Not sure if we can do that with inflatables unless everyone signs them, but then how do you preserve them? Signing a board and then framing it might be a possibility, or every time you play a game (i.e. jenga) you can read the comments etc.

but trying to find something suitable, or how to pull it off is the key question.
 
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Nah the meeples was just a spontaneous idea that popped into my head. For signatures or something i would definately go a different route.

Maybe have each of the guests pull a Dixit card out of the deck and have them write their thoughts on you two on the cards when they see the dixit picture. That'd be a very unique Dixit set in the end!
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Make big wooden meeples of yourselves as ringbearers and get people to sign those...
 
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How about during the wedding itself instead of simply saying 'I do' roll 2 d6 and check the Vows Response Table.
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Buy a deck (or many decks) of blank cards, a few non-erasable markers and request that every guest creates a card for you.

You get a deck of 60 blank cards here for example: Nix.

All the best for you two!
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How about a wedding cake with a gaming motive?
here is an examples I found:



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grubb wrote:
My fiance and I are planning to get married in February 2012 and are trying to find some way to incorporate our interest in gaming into the evening

When my good friend Daniele married the lovely Elena, tables at the dinner party were named after boardgames (if I recall correctly, I was at the Once Upon a Time: The Storytelling Card Game table), and the wedding favors were Cocktail Games (I got Loco Motive).
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Divide the wedding party into two groups and the bride and groom set them up like chess pieces. Qho ever wins, thats who decides whos last name will change. Oh and Jello-O wrestling. Trust me.
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ycyclop wrote:
How about a wedding cake with a gaming motive?


I would be content to have bride and groom meeple wedding cake toppers. How cute would that be? I'm sad I didn't think of it for my wedding, actually.
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Congratulations on the upcoming wedding! I made a geeklist a while ago with some neat examples of people incorporating gaming themes into their weddings, where you might get some ideas: Gaming Special Occasions (Weddings, Birthdays, and More!)

I do like the guest signing idea. It would give you a special memento of the occasion.
 
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When I first saw the title of this thread my immediate response was 'Are you f%*king mental!?'. However, after reading the post I see what you're looking for and realise that you aren't. I can't really offer you any advice but I am glad you're not mental. Have a good wedding day.
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grubb wrote:
Hi All,

My fiance and I are planning to get married in February 2012 and are trying to find some way to incorporate our interest in gaming into the evening.

We don't want to go as far as actually playing games, but maybe something along the lines of when guests initially arrive and instead of signing a traditional guest book or wishing tree maybe have something game-related for people to sign (i.e. i saw an example where people sign the side of jenga blocks etc). We are expecting around 250-300 people in attendance so trying to get ideas for something that would fit this many people.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

My idea will allow your wedding guests to eat their cake and even permit some of them to take it home with them, too. But it will require an investment that should hopefully pay you even happier returns weeks and months down the road.

My idea is for you to acquire a dozen or more copies of the "Piece o' Cake" card game (by Rio Grande Games), each one of which would be played at each of a select number of participating wedding guests' tables.





The winners at each table would then square off against together in the play-offs by playing a bigger-than-life-size version of the game (which you would have to make yourselves) that would allow all the seated wedding-reception guests to view the finals games in progress from a distance from where they're sitting. (You'd probably have to use an open section of floor upon which to play the larger-than-life cake-slice cards.)




(Special Note: The person who uploaded this image to BBG labeled it as "Wedding Cake".)


In either case, the winners of the "Piece o' Cake" games at each table would automatically win the copy of the game that they were playing at their table. I would suggest giving the eventual overall winner an appropriate gateway game that might later open doors to possibly getting them involved or more involved in strategy gaming on a regular basis.


Now, it's unlikely that all of your reception guests will be game to play "Piece o' Cake", so you need only select 60 participants (if you purchased a dozen copies of the game).

 
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Thanks everyone!
All great ideas. now to see if i can play with these.
 
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If you enjoy any games with characters, you could make a character card for each member of the wedding party.

If you like meeple games, you could have meeple centerpieces.
 
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I've seen people designing a trump game with artscow, and they handed out copies to their guests.
Every card had a guest on it, and the trump categories were things like "knows the couple since.." or "party factor".
 
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Looks like my idea has already been done.

Rather then table numbers, name each table after a boardgame - then enhance this further by using some theme of the game on the tables themselves. For example, on the Carcassonne table you could provide meeples for people to sign

I like the Jenga idea, but people wouldn't be able to write much on a little block....
 
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Hi Alex

Sound like fun! Can I come?

Kerrin
 
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