(Closed) Advice for teenaged guests?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
Hostess
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

How about some sort of game? Maybe board games? 

Post # 4
Member
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Well, what do they like?  

The teenagers who will be at my wedding are all cousins, and know each other well, so they’ll entertain themselves.

Post # 6
Member
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think teenagers are old enough that they’re actually entertained by wedding activities.Especially of they’re girls. 

Post # 7
Member
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Thirteen is old enough to actually take part in what’s going on. I would have been mortified at that age if I was given a special activity that assumed that I had to be entertained like a little kid.

Post # 9
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1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Honestly if you did that with mine it would make them feel like the little kids. It’s sweet that you want them to be entertained but the best would be to maybe put an xbox in a separate room. Anything else would draw attention and they HATE that lol!

Post # 10
Member
158 posts
Blushing bee

I think they’re old enough to entertain themselves, and they’ll probably have their phone or ipod if they’re that bored and entertain themselves on that.

Post # 11
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1796 posts
Buzzing bee

If I was 17 and you put me at a table with board games I would be UTTERLY INSULTED. When I was a teenager I had a job and my own bank account….pretty sure I could keep myself entertained.

Post # 12
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3639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I completely understand your thought process but I agree with the other bees, they will entertain themselves. You have books for the little ones because they need to be entertained by someone else. 

The teens will find something to do, be it read a book (that would have been me), actually dance, look after the little ones, meet each other and hang out, text their friends, take photos…etc. 

Perhaps if you are doing bathroom baskets you could put a couple of packets of cards in there? That way they will ‘find’ them and use them if they want to but it doesn’t feel like there were placed there for them specifically. 

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