Weddings can be a lot of fun for both the couple getting married and the guests that they invite, but it all hinges on the activities that you schedule. Everyone enjoys mingling, dancing, and endlessly clinking on glasses to get the happy couple to kiss, but to make your wedding truly memorable you’ll need to take things up a notch or two. The good news is that there are plenty of fun wedding activities you can do that will make everyone’s experience much better than just sticking to the traditional reception and wedding formats. Here are a few ideas to ramp up the fun on your big day with activities that everyone will love.
Everyone loves games, so why not include a few at your wedding? There are many different wedding games that you can find on the internet and most of them require little to no additional purchases in order to do them. At most, you’ll need a few decks of cards, pairs of dice, or just some slips of paper with writing on them. The most important thing to consider when choosing games for your wedding reception is that you want them to be very simple to understand. You don’t want to spend a bunch of time explaining how the game is supposed to work, so choose something that is as easy to understand as possible.
People love to act goofy at weddings, especially when there’s a photographer nearby. However, your wedding photographer can only be in one place at a time, so many of the best moments at a wedding are lost to time; unless you rent a photo booth! Just like the ones that you used to use at carnivals or your local mall, you can rent a photo booth so your guests can take turns taking silly pictures at their own pace. Most photo booth rentals come with an attendant to keep things moving along with a plethora of props, costumes, and other fun items to make the pictures even sillier. The booth will print a copy of your guests’ photos for them to take home as a keepsake as well as keep a digital copy for the bride and groom so they can look back at every single photo as the years tick by
Send-off lines have been around for many years, but the way they are done has changed significantly in recent years. Couples traditionally would release doves or have their guests toss birdseed or rice, but now there are new items that make the experience even better. The most popular item to enhance your send-off line now is sparklers, and they make your photos look amazing. All you do is hand out wedding sparklers to each of your guests and have them line up to form an aisle like you’ve always done. The difference is that the guests will be holding lit wedding sparklers in the air to create a sort of “sparkling tunnel” that the newlyweds walk through. You can still use a traditional item like rice if you want, but it’s much easier for sparklers to show up in photos; especially if you’re reception is getting over at night.
These are just three fun ideas to help you decide what fun activities you want at your wedding. If you take the time to talk with your married friends and research on the internet for different ideas, you can find all sorts of fun activities from which to choose that will make your wedding a much more memorable experience for everyone who attends.