(Closed) alterative to no dancing

posted 7 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
Member
64 posts
Worker bee

My cousen was just married in our family church and they said ‘No dancing’ from early on. Now, Destiny (my cuz) really wanted to have her first dance with her dad and her new husband so we went to my great aunt’s who has a very nice house and huge grounds and had the reception there. I love the slideshow idea and get that not everyone wants a first dance but it’s just a thought.

Post # 4
Member
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

my religion does not believe in dancing.  however I do not see some dances as being bad, such as traditional dances like square dancing, ballroom dancing, etc.  Therefore, in order to not offend any church members that are coming to our wedding we aren’t having the traditional wedding reception type dancing, instead we are doing a group dance called Contra.  It’s from the 1800s.  Everyone can do it, and I don’t think anyone will be offended.  But yes ideas such as karaoke, photo booth are good.  Maybe also take some board games and people can play those. Just an idea.

Post # 5
Member
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Wow. Religions don’t believe in dancing. That’s sad. 

Post # 6
Member
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

@AngelS: wow, let’s respect others’ religious beliefs! i think being closedminded is “sad”.

I think karaoke would be a really good substitute! What about a newlywed type game?

Post # 7
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1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@AngelS: That’s unnecessary.  The OP is looking for alternatives to dancing, not an opinion on her religion.

What about a scavenger hunt, as a way for guests to get to know one another:
You provide a list of 10 questions, and for each of the questions, participants must find one guest to sign beside the criteria that is applicable to them.  Guests can only sign on the same sheet once.  Questions could be something like: Who’s been featured in a newspaper in the last 10 years?  Who has a bachelor’s degree in History?  Who has more than one middle name?  Who has the most pets?  Etc.  
The winner with the most questions answered gets a prize…  Or whoever finishes gets a prize.  Something like that….

 

Post # 9
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1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@sarahsunshine:  Thanks!

I was also thinking that something that @dragonfairyz could do is something similar to a pub quiz:  Teams are made up of each table, and there’s one ‘Quizmaster’ who reads out all the questions to the room.  The teams have to decide what the correct answers are and one person writes them down.   

Questions could be related to the bride and groom – their interest, hobbies, jobs, families.  But this might be harder because you have to keep the attention of a room full of people.  But it can be done and is really fun!

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