Post # 1
We are having a small wedding on an island. About 35-37 adults and 3 children. Venue is beautiful. Food will probably be good but… I don’t know. What is there to do really?
We are having a band but most of the guests are old( or older) and are not the dancing sort. There are maybe 10 young people who aren’t huge dancers either- I mean, they could probably dance but at a club, not just at some random place if that makes sense. While they are not big on dancing, everyone at our wedding prefer large boiterous weddings where there’s a lot of drinking and people shouting.
All in all, it just sounds kind off boring and I have visions of people just sitting around, waiting for the evening to end. Fiance and I are not ‘fun’ people- we’re homebodies and we’d rather go out for dinner than to a bar so I don’t think we can work the crowd.
Do I hire entertainers? Do I beg my friends to dance beforehand? Dinner starts at 7.30 and ideally would last til at least 11!
Post # 3
You could have a photobooth or something. Do you have an outdoor area where you could play cornhole or bocce or something? We had a smaller wedding and not many people danced, but a lot of people knew each other so they were visiting with each other for a good portion of the night.
Post # 4
I dont think this sounds boring! My Fiance and I also enjoy being at home or going to restaurants more, and arent the clubbing-type. Done feel obligated to give people cheesy entertainment. I’m planning on having a long dinner with an open bar. There will be music playing, so if people want to dance, they can, but my focus is on good food & conversation (which alcohol helps with!).
Post # 5
I’m pretty quiet and most of our guests are older too. We are planning to get a photobooth our DJ is pretty lively and get people on the floor and I’m sure people will dance to the band. I think the atmosphere will get people moving. Dont worry!
Post # 6
have you already done a food contract?
Mr. Meowerson and I wanted to do this, but we had limited time at our venue, so we opted to do dancing instead: Since we both really love food, and he’s into craft beer, we were thinking about doing a tasting menu with wine pairings. You could do about 5-6 smaller courses with a different beer/wine pairing for each!
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Post # 8
We’ve already negotiated the food with the resort and will have 3 courses (4 if you count the sorbet in between..). Guests are not foodies nor huge wine drinkers (they prefer cognacs, whiskeys and mixed drinks).
We had planned on having a photobooth during the cocktail hour but will probably opt to do this in the evening instead.
I guess I’m half wondering if .. I don’t know..I should set money aside (which I barely have anymore haha) for some kind of traditional dance troop or something:D This is SO cheesy:D It is pretty expensive as well (about $1600 for 45 minutes).