Here are 7 Ways to Make your Wedding Reception more Fun courtesy of Bridal Guide! You can find the original post here courtesy of Bridal File.
1. Table Games: I Spy
Not only is this fun for kids and adults alike, but it’s a wonderful way to get extra photos from your wedding. Ask your guests to use their digital cameras or smartphones to capture the moments even the best photographers sometimes miss. Add a line on your “I Spy” card with an address where guests can upload photos (try one of these apps!). Bonus: With digital cameras, you don’t have to worry about wasting money developing less-than- stellar photos from disposables.
2. Table Games: Mad Libs
Who doesn’t love Mad Libs? This dinner-table activity is also a great way for your guests to bond as they ask each other questions. Plus, you’ll get a kick out of reading all of the responses after the wedding.
3. Table Games: Booklets
Come up with a question for each table, and put a mini booklet and pens for guests to add their ideas. Some suggestions: What should we do on date nights? What should we name our first child? How should we celebrate our first anniversary? What’s the secret to a happy marriage?
Or, place a booklet on each table that corresponds to the table number, and ask guests to write a message for you to read on that anniversary. No peeking until you hit each milestone!
4. Table Games: Guess Who?
Create personalized boards featuring your wedding guests! You can build a mini set for each table, featuring the guests at that table, or create “bride’s side” and “groom’s side” versions, giving the bride’s side to the groom’s side and vice versa. This will help your guests learn each other’s names and faces. Bonus: Since you’re talking about real people, you can ask more personalized questions than just “does this person have a mustache?”
5. Group Games: Rock Band
This gamer couple incorporated Rock Band in their first dance; they grabbed guitars and rocked out to a rendition of a song by their favorite band. Later, they moved the gaming system over to a special area where guests could try their hand throughout the night.
6. Group Games: The Shoe Game
This hilarious game is a great way for guests to get to know you better as you learn how much you really know about each other. Place two chairs back-to-back on the dance floor. Remove both of your shoes, then trade a shoe with your new spouse so that you’re holding one of each. Then, have a designated person ask a series of questions about the two of you and your relationship (get sample questions here). After each question, hold up the shoe of the person you think has the best answer to the question.
7. Group Games: The Kissing Game
There’s always that one guest who expects the newlyweds to kiss every time he or she clink a glass. And while we know you love smooching your new spouse, kissing on command gets old — fast. Why not make it more challenging? In a fishbowl, add tasks a guest can perform to get you to kiss, from easy to wacky. Some suggestions: Kiss your significant other. Show off your best moves on the dance floor. Tell us a joke that’ll make us laugh. Get your table to play duck-duck-goose with you. The guest can either choose to perform the task or take a seat and try again later.
These are just a selection of ideas which I hope may inspire you for your wedding. I provide a Wedding DJ service covering the South East of England. Please get in touch with me today to discuss making your reception truly unique.