(Closed) Guests Who Don’t Know Anyone Else

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would spread them out and put them with someone you know will not be shy and carry the conversation.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes!  Def put them with people who have no problems making new friends.  We all know people like that.  The fun table.  I’d seat them with the fun peeps at the fun table!

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

if they’d get along i think that’s fine. i would just put them with people their same age, if they have similar interests, etc. if you can. seating is hard!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it depends on the group of “outsiders” personalities. If most of them are fairly outgoing, I’d say one table for all of them is fine. I’d worry about sticking one of them with, say, a group of co-workers who will talk about nothing but work and gossip all night, or college friends catching up, etc. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with lilyfaith. Spread them out but don’t put them on tables that all have a common interest that will exclude them anyways.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t know, I would actually be tempted to put them all at a table together! If other people at other tables know each other, they will likely end up feeling awkward and out of the loop, even if they are outgoing.

I read a suggestion on here once of putting little games on the tables to assist guests in getting to know each other. I am not sure how formal your wedding is, but this could be a great way for the “guestless” table to get to know each other. They will proabably be chatting away by the end of the night!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I prefer the idea of puting them all together, unless you can chose what I think is the best option:

Seat them next to someone who is outgoing, and actually ask the outgoing person to befriend them. I personally enjoy talking to new people, and if bride X asked me to make friend Y feel welcome, I would be glad to/feel honored.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Seating is hard!

I’m pretty lucky.  about 90% of everybody will know everybody at our wedding.  And each table there is the fun table (they’re all kinda like me..will talk your ear off if given the chance, but are friendly)!

Plus, imho, if there is a good signature drink or cocktail, that also relaxes people and lets them ease into the evening. 

How about a game they could all play?  I’ve seen a few at weddings.  

Anybody have suggestions for ice breaking games?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Are you having some type of meet and greet for out-of-town guests prior to the wedding? That would be  a great opportunity for them to get comfortable with each other. I think they will be fine at a single table if they get the opportunity to meet prior. Not saying you should do that for ALL your guests…but this table worth of people seem to be a special case.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

As an adult, it’s my responsibility to be able to go outside my comfort zone and socialize with others I don’t know. It’s not my place at all to ask the couple if I can bring a guest to occupy myself with. Other people I know have done the same thing in situations where they don’t know anyone either. They have to bite the bullet and socialize or else mark on the rsvp that they will be staying home and thus completely miss out on having any fun. Unless they are they are the type that is prone to panic attacks and meltdowns around strangers, it really shouldn’t be that big a deal for the majority of folks because you can’t spend your entire life inside your comfort bubble and expect that others cater to that.

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