Though you and your soon-to-be spouse are the focal points of your big day, your guests need to be catered to as well. To keep energy high and lighthearted, entertaining your guests is critical. Here are some ways you can delight your guests during the reception.
While this may sound inherently childish, table art is a surefire way to keep your attendees busy. Moreover, scribbling on the table can be a fun distraction for those who aren’t conversation wizards. After all, most of your guests are likely strangers. This is also a great way to bridge the gap between the cocktail hour and dinner. Your wedding will no doubt fly by for you, but it’s not always as quick for those in attendance. Consider keeping your guests’ best pieces of artwork as wedding souvenirs.
Photo booth rentals are a hit at receptions. Whether they need a break from dancing or want to snap a sassy photo, your guests will thoroughly enjoy this option. For added flair, add some props. Hats, boas, and custom backdrops will jazz up any photo op. Best of all, this is an excellent way to memorialize the special occasion.
Your DJ will only be able to amuse guests for so long. When the party starts to die down, revive it with some performers. From musicians and dancers to magicians and fire breathers, the options are endless. The bigger you want the wow factor to be, the more outrageous your choice should be. Regardless of what you choose, your guests will be taken by surprise. While the performers are putting on a show, it’ll allow your attendees to rest and recharge.
Games are growing increasingly popular at receptions. These activities are great time-fillers and always elicit some laughter. They’re also great for getting guests to interact with one another, even if they don’t know anyone at the reception. You and your spouse can kick-start the games by playing one against each other. Some people can get very competitive, so it’s important to keep things light. If you have an outdoor wedding, lawn games are particularly enjoyable. Don’t forget about the kiddos either. Board games are suitable options for young ones.
There’s certainly more to your big day than charming your guests, but keeping attendees on their toes will make the gathering all the more enjoyable and memorable.