Post # 1
Having never really been involved in weddings AT ALL in my life. I lack some of the wedding common sense that some other wedding goer veterans may have.
So I bring forth this question and I welcome all responses.
What am I/we (fiance and I) suppose to do at this engagement party. It will be the first time our two families have ever met or talked to each other. The families are from two different spectrums mine being a little high sadidty and his being nice and country. I love them both, but I tend to be a little different around each. Of course Im more relaxed, uber talkative and voustrous around my family; and his I am alot quieter and more observant.
I dont know what we are suppose to do or say or how even to react. I know I should try my best to be myself (whoever that will be) but Im lost. I am also lost at how to entertain two age groups. Do I engage them together. I don’t want there to be a room of older folks and a room of younger folks(BM and GM).
Sigh, Im anxious Im really concerned and overall confused.
NOTE: I did post the same question in the AA Bees section
Post # 3
Ok I say keep it small and simple, who’s hosting? Are you having it somewhere? Just try to relax, it will be a little akward at first, but your families will gel and soon you’ll be sitting back with the FI looking at how awesome it is that everyone is getting along!!!
Post # 4
Ok maybe I should have been more specific. My Parents are hosting its not too big some aunts and uncles, his parents aunt and uncle and some of our bridal party. It will be at my parents house next weekend.
Thanks <span style=”font-size: x-small; color: #81a026;”>Br1tSh1n1ngStar
Post # 5
Maybe you could invite some of your and FI’s friends that could help mix with the group and the two families together. It’ll probably be a little awkward at first, but it’ll be okay. It’s nerve wracking, I know, but it’ll be fine!!!
Post # 6
We had ours and I noticed that my FI worked part of the group while I talked with the others. Then we’d hangout with each other and switch places. We didn’t talk prior about doing this it just naturally happened that way for us.
One thing we did at another party that was fun and helped break the ice and get people to mingle was a game. We had both families and different ages from 20s to 60s.
As we walked in the host stuck a name tag on our backs. We weren’t allowed to look at what the name tag said. We then had to find our matching name tag.
So for example, my name tag read Wilma Flintstone and someone else’s read Fred Flintstone. You couldn’t tell people their tag’s name right out. You could only give them clues. So people would say to me something like, “Yabadabado” or she “wears white pearls.”
After about 20-30 mintues someone finally found their match and they got a prize and then we could all find out who we were. It was fun and got you to go up and introduce yourself to other people.
Hope that helps give you some ideas