(Closed) Poker table at reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

i think it sounds really fun

Post # 4
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think it would be fun, especially for people who might not dance anyway.

Post # 5
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I play poker, but I wouldn’t like it. There are a limited number of guests who would/could play (assuming you’d only have a table or two). I don’t think people really spend time at weddings watching others dance- you interact with others- poker limits you to one table even more.

Post # 6
46647 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sure way to make sure none of the guys would dance. Their SO’s would hate it.

Post # 8
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with the PPs, but to add another layer, it might be pretty illegal to have gambling in a venue that’s not licensed for that.  I’d double check your state’s laws before committing – assuming they’d be playing for money, not just bragging rights or something.

Post # 9
7673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@julies1949:  +1. Being immersed in a game which needs concentration (like a card game) is a sure way to get people to concentrate on their game instead of socialising.

I have heard of a wedding having quoits (or was it horseshoe tossing?) but that’s a lot more sociable because each game takes about 30 seconds.

Post # 11
7673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Like Jules said, think about the aunts and grandmas. If they don’t mind being unable to dance while their DHs’ play cards, perhaps it’s ok. I don’t care much for dancing, and (as a guest in my 40s) in a way it’d be good to be able to socialise by myself, knowing Darling Husband is safely occupied rather than sitting around bored 🙂

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