Post # 1
My FI said it would be awesome to have, and a good way to keep the older men/men in general entertained all night instead of listening to the music and watching people dance. Do you think it makes it oo much like a party and less like a wedding reception? What would you think if you went to a reception with one?
Post # 3
i think it sounds really fun
Post # 4
I think it would be fun, especially for people who might not dance anyway.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I play poker, but I wouldn’t like it. There are a limited number of guests who would/could play (assuming you’d only have a table or two). I don’t think people really spend time at weddings watching others dance- you interact with others- poker limits you to one table even more.
Post # 6
Sure way to make sure none of the guys would dance. Their SO’s would hate it.
Post # 7
@julies1949: Haha I didn’t think of that. I know my FI would probably spend all night their too! Hmmm….
Post # 8
I agree with the PPs, but to add another layer, it might be pretty illegal to have gambling in a venue that’s not licensed for that. I’d double check your state’s laws before committing – assuming they’d be playing for money, not just bragging rights or something.
Post # 9
@julies1949: +1. Being immersed in a game which needs concentration (like a card game) is a sure way to get people to concentrate on their game instead of socialising.
I have heard of a wedding having quoits (or was it horseshoe tossing?) but that’s a lot more sociable because each game takes about 30 seconds.
Post # 10
@paula1248: That’s true, but I was just thinking more of the older uncles and grandpas who I know hate socializing and love cards. I could name 15 family members invited who are always the ones taking naps during holiday get-togethers because they hate socializing so much, until the cards come out…
It doesn’t have to be poker. Maybe some other game that could entertain but be more sociable than poker…
Post # 11
Like Jules said, think about the aunts and grandmas. If they don’t mind being unable to dance while their DHs’ play cards, perhaps it’s ok. I don’t care much for dancing, and (as a guest in my 40s) in a way it’d be good to be able to socialise by myself, knowing DH is safely occupied rather than sitting around bored 🙂