Post # 1
So, my FI and I have decided to have a small, intimate wedding in the Bahamas…6 weeks from now! We will be having immediate family only – my parents, grandfather & younger brother, and his parents, grandparents & 6 brothers and sisters. All his family speaks only spanish, and all my family speaks only english.
What on earth should I do for a reception?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
A fun dinner — maybe outside on a beach?
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2009 - Westwind YWCA camp
Are you the only ones who speak both spanish and english?
My MOH is getting married in 2 weeks, and her extended family speaks only spanish, while all of his family speaks only english. There are several people who speak both (her immediate family, some friends, and me), so we’re going to act as liaisons for the non-english speakers.
as for mingling, she is putting simple games & board games on the tables – games that don’t require too much verbal interaction. You can do a lot without saying anything!
Post # 5
If both your families are dancers, you dont need to talk to dance. I’m sure everyone would have fun.
Post # 6
Even though its a little lame, I do like the idea of some kind of board game…
My FI is the only one who speaks both languages, although he said his next younger brother speaks fairly decent english, but is no where near fluent. I hope a bit of dancing, some wine and a LOT of translating from my FI makes for a fun night. What do you think we could do during the dinner to keep conversation up?
I really need to get rosetta stone and start learning.
Post # 7
If you want to have your reception in the Bahamas, then you could go to a restaurant…they may let you book a private room, or the patio, or some such (though that’ll probably be expensive).
If you want to have a reception at home, then I vote for a backyard BBQ/picnic at the local park.
Post # 8
In terms of the language barrier…dancing. And you and your groom must be prepared to translate.
Post # 9
I agree with good music! Also as favors you can get them all a spanish/english dictionary or even translate the ceremony for the english/spanish speakers. Good luck!!