Get everyone involved in a maypole dance #Reception Advice#fantasy wedding#medieval#outdoor#renaissance#steal-this-idea May 1 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by Kari Bellamy Maypole dances are popular in Europe to celebrate the first day of May, but Renaissance Faire attendees have probably had their Maypole dances, too. If you're looking for an activity to get everyone involved at your own fantasy/Renaissance wedding (or any kind of wedding, really), a maypole can be really good time. If you're having the wedding at the faire itself, there's often a pole available if you ask, otherwise you'll have to make your own. And of course: learn the dance itself! Here are Sheila and Jason doing the dance at their Medieval handfasting. Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride’s Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Keli & James' video games comedy and butterflies wedding NEXT A sweet city hall wedding with a dash of cultural context Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Maypole dancing is so much fun… Just divided the dancers into two equal groups, counting off every other person.. then remember the pattern" over, under, over" as you should constantly be alternating. Traditional ending? As dancers drop out and the ribbon wrapping nears just above head height, tie the bride to the pole and let the groom rescue her with a kiss – and helping her free. 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.