Every bride a beautiful, memorable wedding that reflects her own creative vision. While the ceremony is all about the bride and groom, the reception is about the people who share in your commitment as husband and wife. It’s important as a bride to make sure your guests have a good time, so we poked around a bit to find some legit ways to add that dash of “fun” to your reception.
Foolproof Reception Fun
Guest Book Game
Of course you want to know who attended your wedding. These days, guest books have seriously evolved. Say goodbye to the boring little white book that (most of us) never really look at again. Imagine busting out a board game covered with notes and signatures from your wedding guests?
You can reminisce with friends and family every time you play the game. Pick a game that you’ll definitely play in the future and use this as your wedding guest book. Monopoly, Jenga, Settlers of Catan…the possibilities are endless.
Social Media Fun
In a culture that is obsessed with social media, it’s not uncommon to have guests use hashtags and Snapchat filters to share wedding photos. We shared a while back about the importance of creating your own wedding hashtag, but it’s also a great idea to get a geofilter for guests to share on Snapchat. You can create one yourself, or have a professional design one for you. Lots of reception fun is waiting for you on Snapchat!
We typically think of wedding receptions taking place in ballrooms, resort lawns, or sometimes even barns. However, there are a few other out-of-the-box ideas that can make for a super fun reception. You can give your guests the privilege to see you tie the knot, as well as provide them with an amazing experience by attending your wedding.
Have a love for the marine life? Seal the deal (pun intended) by having your wedding at an aquarium. Don’t be surprised if you get photobombed by some underwater guests!
Another unique venue that provides hours of fun is a bowling alley. Not only is this sure to be a memorable wedding, but it’s actually a fairly economical choice for a venue.
Any baseball fans in the house? You can actually have your wedding on a field or in a stadium. How fun is that? It doesn’t have to be a major league field to impress your guests, and a field might provide the perfect way to have kids attend your wedding.
One sure-fire way to guarantee a good time for your guests is to outsource a little entertainment. You don’t have to have an Elvis impersonator show up–though that would be awesome–to get folks excited. Simply find an activity or entertainer that will help keep the party flow going.
For example, consider having a photo booth. Photo booths are great because they provide entertainment AND a favor to take home. Get started by reading everything you need to know about photo booths.
Have you ever been at a wedding where no one wanted to dance? Yes, it’s not a fun a place to be. You can bypass that whole awkward episode by hiring an experienced DJ, and/or a professional dancer to join and mingle with your crowd.
We might add that it doesn’t hurt to throw some confetti in there for a truly spectacular dance floor!
In closing, every wedding has it’s own unique style and vision. You can have every bit as much fun in a ballroom as on a baseball field. What matters is that you stay true to your creative vision and think about what YOU enjoy most. If you’re having a good time your guests will too.
I never realized that you could hire a professional dancer to join in your wedding reception to help other people feel like dancing. One of my friends recently got engaged, so she’s been wondering what she should do for her reception. These ideas will really help her out, so thanks for sharing them.