I’m looking for any ideas to break the ice and get strangers chatting at my wedding. I know this may be a little naive, but…
I don’t want it ghettoised into foreigners and Taiwanese, work ‘friends’, school friends, university, family etc. Some of us foreigners do speak Chinese after all. And some of the Taiwanese are actually my friends, not my other half’s or defy classification.
Inevitably, some people will be on tables with some people they don’t know. I’ve heard tales of people barely getting a word out of each other before everyone leaves after the desserts. Honestly, I’d be kind of offended if they’re only in it for the food. Some who can’t make it have told us that we now owe them a meal because they’re missing out!
So, I’ve wondered about things like sing alongs, KTV, prize draw, dollar dance (despite no dance floor), speeches. One suggestion from a friend was disposable cameras at every table, dropped into a box at the end and then all uploaded to a website later. Anything to give people something to talk about.
I feel like I need to be an expert manipulator to get people to socialise.
Of course, booze helps. Or maybe a drop of liquid LSD or MDMA in everyone’s drinks.