An app for the wedding guests that came for the party!
How it works
2.(Optional):Include the prize in the invitation
1.Create an event in the VowTimer app.
4.Designate an official timekeeper. Recommended: Someone who attended the rehearsal, but who will not actually be at the altar during the ceremony.
3.Use the QR code to invite players.No one who attended the rehearsal is eligible to play. (They have insider information!)
6.Time ends when the officiant introduces the married couple.
5.Time starts when the Mother of the Bride is seated.
7.Recommended: Announce the winner at the reception.(Make a big presentation of it!)
Do you cry at weddings? We don’t either.
So we came up with a game to keep us awake during the mushy stuff
You’re probably not the only one counting the seconds until the party starts. So why not have a little fun with it? Vow Timer provides a platform for Wedding guests to connect pre-ceremony and make guesses on what everyone’s thinking: how long is this thing gonna take? The timer starts ticking when the Mother of the Bride’s rear hits the chair and time’s up with the presentation of the brand-new newlyweds. Guesses are locked in once the timer begins and whoever is the closest to the official timestamp at the end is the winnerI
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The only wedding game you play during the ceremony. Connect with other guests, and count the seconds until the real party starts. Available on the App Store and Google Play.
Why Choose Vow Timer?
You’re probably not the only one counting the seconds until the party starts, so why not have a little fun with it? VowTimer provides a platform for wedding guests to connect pre-ceremony and make guesses on what everyone’s thinking: How long is this thing gonna take?
The timer starts ticking when the Mother of the Bride’s rear hits the chair and time’s up with the presentation of the brand new newlyweds. Guesses are locked in once the timer begins and whoever is closest to the official timestamp at the end is the winner!
Anyone who did not attend the wedding rehearsal. If they attend the rehearsal dinner, but not the actual run through of the service, they can still play, but anyone who went to the practice for the wedding has too much insider information.
The ideal Time Keeper is the Father or Mother of the Groom. Both of these people probably attended the rehearsal, so they are not eligible, but they are not actually up at the altar and busy during the service. Other examples might be: the wedding planner, or an usher who is not seating the Mother of the Bride.
Time starts when the Mother of the Bride is seated. She is supposed to be the last person formally seated before the processional starts. In the event that there is not a Mother of the Bride, time would start at the seating of the last person formally seated before the procession starts. This is usually a well-defined moment.
Time stops when the officiant announces the married couple, as in, “I now present to you Mr. and Mrs. Whoever.” We recognize that there can be many variations on this wording, but there is almost always a presentation of the newly married couple at the end of the service, immediately before the recessional.
The winner is the person who guesses the time closest to the actual time of the ceremony. It doesn’t matter whether the time guessed is over or under the actual time, just the closest guess. If there were ever 2 guesses equally distant from the actual time, both guesses win, and the winners can split the prize.
Yes, guesses will not be accepted until the participant “Checks In” at the ceremony.
No, the guessing is closed when the Time Keeper starts the event clock.
That is completely up to the event organizer. Ideas might be a bottle of wine or champagne, a dance with the bride or groom, or some other wedding themed prize.
In our opinion, it is preferable to announce the winner at the reception, possibly during one of the speeches, such as the Best Man’s toast. This makes the anticipation of the result of the game an icebreaker at the reception. Since most weddings receptions have many people who don’t know each other, the game gives them something to talk about immediately. It is possible to use the app to announce the winner. This method can be used if the game is not being played by the majority of the wedding participants and an announcement during the reception would not be appropriate.