Post # 1
I expect that most people will be up on our dance floor, but realize that that might not be everyone’s thing. Does anyone have any ideas that might get people that don’t want to dance out of their seats and socializing?
Post # 3
Do they need something extra to do? I’d expect those who aren’t dancing to hang out and chat with the others at their table and people they know. I think as long as you aren’t the only one they know at the wedding, they’ll be fine. I’ve never been to a wedding with a dance that had busy work for the other guests.
Post # 4
We bought “ice breaker” cards and set a small stack out on each table for dinner as well as the cocktail tables and other places where people usually congregate. There are a couple of brands, here is one: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tabletopics-family-gathering-conversation-starters/3142060?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=tabletopics_'family_gathering'_conversation_starters:332856&cm_pla=toys/games:games&cm_ven=Google_Product_Ads&mr:referralID=42844982-ace9-11e2-9dea-001b2166becc
But we bought ours from amazon and not from nordstrom. Anyway most of our guests came from 3 distinct social circles and we did have some dinner tables where guests from two or more circles were mixed, so basically strangers to each other, and we did get feedback that they really liked having the conversation cards. The questions are stuff like “what is your favorite cheesy/bad movie” and stuff, and fortunately the questions don’t touch on religion or politics 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I wouldn’t worry about it. Not everyone dances…they should make an effort to socialize with other family and friends that aren’t dancing either. Adults make do with what they have. If you decide to offer other things for them to do, great, but I don’t think it’s necessary. We will have a DJ and lots of dancing, and a photo booth as a favor. That’s really it.
Post # 6
Dancing is not really my or my FI’s thing, nor do our families really dance at weddings. We’re planning on having card games and dominoes availible at our reception in addition to lawn games.
Post # 7
Perhaps I’m just over worrying, but I went to my cousin’s wedding this weekend. Mom and I only knew our table and when there was no dancing, we just kind of sat at our table awkwardly, as did everyone else. And we are SUPER friendly people… so now I’m worried.
Post # 8
@orangeroses29: I think the idea that @fishbone: gave is a good one. I’m actually going to look into those when I get home. I also saw an idea on pinterest from a bride who had a table of board games. I think it’s a good idea to have these options because I’ve definitely been to weddings where I only know a few people and I don’t want to leave right after dinner. A wedding I went to a few years ago actually had a board game at each table. I barely knew anyone but had a great time meeting new people while playing these games!
Post # 9
We’re setting up a few cafe tables and chairs near our cake table, so people can hang out there and chat if they don’t want to dance. It’s close enough to the dance floor that people will want to make their way in that direction rather than sitting at their dinner table.
In our case though, our venue is a museum, so if guests don’t want to dance then they can wander around and see the exhibits…