While you pose, smile and look into the sunset for the umpteenth time, the reality is, your guests may get a little bored while they wait for the newlyweds to return to the reception. Great drinks and snacks are sure to please, however, if you plan on leaving for an hour or longer, we’ve put together five fun ideas to entertain guests at your wedding:
Create a Cozy Setting
While most guests expect to wait while the bride and groom take photos, waiting only becomes a drag when there aren't any comfy places to sit, chat, and relax. Creating lounge-like areas will provide a cozy space for guests to catch up and enjoy the surroundings while waiting for the wedding party to return.
Games, Glorious Games!
Setting up a few games such as giant Jenga, lawn bowls, or croquet is a great way to pass the time while your friends and family sip on some cocktails. Renting or buying these games is fairly inexpensive and a fun option to consider for a venue that is outdoors or has an outside area.
Set Up a Mixologist Bar
Encourage your guests not only to order a drink but actually to make one themselves. Create a mixologist station and stock it with all the necessary tools, equipment, ingredients, and garnishes to get your guests pouring, stirring, and shaking their way right up until your return.
Opt For Some Photo Booth Fun
Another fun and interactive way to entertain your wedding guests is to hire a photo booth for the day. Maybe rent or buy some fun props too? Think feather boas, oversized sunglasses, and quirky hats to pose in. Not only will this preoccupy guests, but it will also provide them with a take-home keepsake.
Tarot Card or Palm Reading
For a bit of mystical and magical fun, why not offer your guests a tarot card reading or palm reading on your big day? The queue will be lining up as your friends and family enjoy a little fun while they eagerly await for their fortunes to be told.
So there you have it, a few fun and simple wedding ideas for guests while they wait for the bride and groom to return. Remember, these don’t necessarily have to be a big extra expense! A little imagination can go a long way.
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