Post # 1
So my FH is an Indian catholic and I’m hindu. We’re having an outdoor ceremony (white dress, tux etc), and cake cutting couple’s dance, bouquet toss.
After dinner at about 9 pm, we’d like to kick off the Indian traditional component and dress in Indian clothes (lehenga, sherwani). I’m assuming that will take at least 20-25 minutes. Will guests get bored during this time? How can we keep them busy?
Post # 3
If you have cocktails or “signature” type non-alcoholic beverages to offer the guests, and music, they should be just fine for 25 minutes. If you’re worried about them not being able to fill the time, you can buy some “icebreaker” type cards and leave them in strategic locations on tables or wherever guests are likely to congregate. These cards will have a different question on the back of each one, and the guests will pick them up (because bored people will read anything you put in front of them) and start reading the questions to eachother which really helps start the conversation.
Post # 4
totally- have some drinks and games, maybe even someone to do card tricks or something.. I went to a wedding where they took 2 hours to get changed and there weren’t even any soft drinks, and I have to say that was a bit much… but so long as you hae something it will be great! I so want to do this too 😉
Post # 5
If you are doing speeches during dinner, I would recommend that the bride and groom be served their food first, and eat quickly while everyone else is getting their food. Then have the speeches immediately as people get seated. Then, leave to go change while the guests are finishing their dinner and socializing.
I changed into a reception dress, using the exact method above, because I wanted to be in my white dress during the speeches.
Post # 6
@BookGirrl: Thank you BookGirrl! We landed up doing exactly that 🙂