Chris
Devoted September 2010

Casino games at a wedding?

Chris, on July 14, 2010 at 1:55 PM Posted in Planning 0 15
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Hi Ladies! Has anyone been to a wedding where they had casino games (blackjack, roulette, etc) as entertainment? Did anyone play them? I thought they might be a good idea for people who don't want to dance, but my FS says that he doesn't think anyone we are inviting knows how to play any of these games. Would be be a waste then or would it be something new and interesting that people would like? Help!

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  • ~Bride 8/28/10~
    Master August 2010
    ~Bride 8/28/10~ ·
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    I think you really have to decide on it is what your guests would want to do...I know none of my friends would even know how to play and my family is all about dancing at receptions so for me it wouldn't make sense. But if you feel that you guests would use them then do it but if not I would say save the money and use it for something else! Smiley smile

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  • Chris
    Devoted September 2010
    Chris ·
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    @ Future Mrs. - do you have any other suggestions for fun, non-traditional reception ideas? I like the casino games because they would be unexpected. What else would be fun and unexpected?

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  • Erika Oldham
    Erika Oldham ·
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    I have actually been a guest at a wedding that had this. i thought it was the greatest idea ever. It was not far from the dance floor so you still felt like you were in the mix. The dealers were actually very helpful - for the guests who didn't know how to play. It was a great alternative for the guests who didn't necessarily want to dance - in this particularly the older people. But I had the best time at that wedding!

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  • M
    Devoted October 2012
    MariainAZ ·
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    I'm having Blackjack, Texas Hold 'em, and craps. I found a great price. I just wanted something different to do. Something so they would not be continuously looking at their watches bored to tears. Something they would not expect. Hopefully this will do it.

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  • Chris
    Devoted September 2010
    Chris ·
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    @gweninaz: are you friends gamblers or will they need to learn how to play at the wedding?

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  • Joyce
    Super April 2011
    Joyce ·
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    At my previous wedding... We got a characturist (artist that makes those funny pictures of people) EVERYONE loved it... We had a Halloween/ rennisance wedding and everyone had a blast!

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  • J
    Dedicated September 2010
    joy ·
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    I do not like to play casino or other gambling related games in wedding. If people will start play then they will ignore your wedding.

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  • J
    Dedicated September 2010
    joy ·
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    I do not like to play casino or other gambling related games in wedding. If people will start play then they will ignore your wedding.

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  • Kaila  Williams
    Kaila Williams ·
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    I think it is a great idea. Obviously, you will have to get all the dances and traditional fare and what not out of the way first. One of my brides is planning this (she is having her wedding New Years Eve and needs something to keep everyone awake--and obviously, dancing would tire everyone out.) I say go for it if you have a younger crowd. If it's a lot of older people (grandparents and the like) you might shy away. However, MY grandma would LOVE it. Especially if you had prizes or something silly to give out. She loves going to the boats.

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  • Meghan
    Master August 2011
    Meghan ·
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    But what would they be betting? I wouldn't want to bet my own money and what if I didn't bring any cash with me? I think it would be really different, but you have to think of your guests, your venue layout and your budget.

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  • Erika Oldham
    Erika Oldham ·
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    At the wedding I went to the gave you funny money to bet with and at the end they even had prizes. It was just something different!

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  • K
    Just Said Yes August 2013
    Kathryn ·
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    @Chris V. How did it turn out? I have a fairly large venue for a smaller wedding and thought casino games would be a great way to use up the space. Our wedding's going to have few older guest and mostly people in their late 20s. I was thinking about doing the fake money for prizes thing, but am curious as to how you found dealers/games and the pricing.

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    Just Said Yes November 2012
    Daniel ·
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    Does anyone have the websites of these casino game companies? It doesn't matter in what state they are located. I just need it as a reference, since my wedding will be in Brazil and I want to do something similar down here.

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  • M
    Just Said Yes June 2013
    Michelle ·
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    How did it turn out? Did you give out chips and prizes?

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  • K
    Karen ·
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    They are so much fun at a wedding. I've seen them at two weddings now and guests had a great time. Not everyone is into the dancing and for them, a wedding can sometimes almost be painful, even worse if they come as a come and one person loves to dance and the other not at all. This is like the perfect solution, but the dealers do have to be able to teach people how to play. I saw a lot of the kids at one wedding playing too and I thought what a great way to keep them involved and not running around. They two I saw used funny money with pictures of the couple in $1,000 bills. One gave everyone money when they walked in the other just had money at the tables and both worked out fine. I think almost everyone played at some point, of course, once the dancing kicked in they thinned out, but still, a lot of people were really having fun both times - like one of the previous posters Erica said, they were the most fun weddings I've been too. At the end there were prizes of some sort, I didn't really pay attention to what happened.

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