- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
So I’m not having dancing at my wedding. My fiance and I are not dancers, in fact we’re terrified of dancing, it’s just not our thing. So, we are dead set on not having “organized dancing.” Of course, there will be music playing, so if people want to dance, great! I want people to have a good time, though, so I’m trying to organize a few things to take place during the reception time to prevent boredom.
Okay, first, let me set the stage: my wedding is taking place in a historic mansion (with eclectic decor.. more of a quirky place than a stuffy place) that guests are able to wander around and mingle in all the rooms. Our wedding will take place on a Saturday, reception in the early evening, over by 9pm.. bar includes beer & wine, buffet dinner of fried chicken & ribs. Music will be piped over the whole mansion the whole time via sound system.
We are having some “traditional events” like cake cutting and toasts, and we’re going to play the “shoe game” in place of the first dance. Our venue does not allow photo/fauxtobooths, so that’s out.
I teach craft/scrapbooking classes and am well known for this amongst family and friends. My wedding has tons of DIY touches, and while thinking about a project I could prep for my young cousins, I began to wonder if it would interest (female?) guests of all ages:
I am considering setting up a table with pre-cut out wedding dresses made of paper are available to decorate.. just for fun. They will be small.. like 6 inches tall, and different shapes. Guests could decorate them with rhinestones, sequins, mini pearls, remnants of lace, glitter gel pens, etc. When finished, they could sign them and put them in an album to show off to others. It could be kind of fun to see what guests come up with, and look through the album for years to come.
What do you think? If this was at a wedding you went to, would you think it was lame, or would you participate?