Want Photos with all of Your Wedding Guests? Make it Fun with "The Table Dash" Game
You and your partner spent a lot of time meticulously planning the perfect guest list: the perfect blend of your closest friends and family to come together and celebrate your big day. And you may want photos of each of these guests to capture all of the memories. Traditionally, getting a photo with every guest at a wedding comes with its challenges. You would go table to table, hoping everyone was there. If they were, you may get stuck talking. If they weren't, you'd have to circle back. By the time you were done you may forget which tables you got to, didn't get to, and you may go back to find another guest missing in their place. Overall: it wasn't the best system and many of my clients would give up on their efforts before completing table photos as to not miss too much of their reception.
If getting a photo with each guest is a priority for you: I have good news! A trending game called the "The Table Dash" solves a lot of these logistical issues and it turns guest photo time into something efficient and fun.
So how do you play?
Speak to your DJ and photographer first: They will be the ones facilitating the game! At a point in the evening when guests are in their seats (ex: after speeches) your DJ will make an announcement that the game is starting.
The goal of the game? Get a photo with each table before the song ends.
Select an upbeat and long song, preferably close to 5 minutes in length. If your DJ has done this before, they may have some suggestions for you. Some I've personally seen are Thunderstruck by AC/DC and Happy by Pharrell. If you have a guest list of 150+ two songs may need to be selected, or instruct your DJ to loop the same song twice. I wouldn't exceed 10 minutes for the game though, the goal is for it to be efficient!
When the song starts, the wedding couple runs to each table with their photographer close behind. You will want to select some sort of order like table number, left to right, front of the room to back, so the tables ahead have an idea you're coming and can get prepared.
Strike a pose! Pose with each table of guests as your photographer snaps away.
And that's it! The quickest and most fun way to capture photos with your guests ever. I will never do traditional table photos the old way again.