Secrets to a Fun Wedding Reception: Games and More

Wedding receptions are meant to be full of joy and laughter for everyone. In between all the food, dancing and cocktails there is plenty of downtime. Finding ways to keep your guests happy throughout your special day doesn’t have to be hard! You don’t want to spend any time worrying about entertaining your guests, so here are some ideas to ensure everyone is having a great time at your wedding. These activities work great because they keep your guests entertained and some even provide you with advice for the future. It’s the best of both worlds!

Wedding I Spy – This is an easy way to get your guests involved, as well as gather additional candid photos from your wedding. Tailor the list of pictures based on which moments you want captured. Ask your guests to take pictures with their phones and provide disposable cameras for the younger guests. One of your favorite wedding memories may come from a photo captured in I Spy!
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Giant Jenga – What a fun and competitive way to get your guests on their feet! This is the perfect game for young and old. By following this link you can even learn how to make your own Jenga set. http://community.homedepot.com/howto/ArticleDetail/Building-a-Giant-Jenga-Game-ka450000000TQG1

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RSVP Song Request Cards – Ensure that your guests will dance the night away to some of their favorite songs by allowing them to request a song. It’s also a creative way to encourage everyone to show off their best dance moves when their song comes on.

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Table Game Booklets – Leave a book and pen at each table for guests to write down a few words of advice for you and your loved one. You can come up with whatever questions you want answers to. Some other ideas include: what is your favorite vacation spot?, what should we name our first child?, what’s the secret to a happy marriage?.

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Mad Libs – Create your own Mad Libs cards for your guests to fill out. These cards are good conversation starters for your guests to get to know each other, as well as something funny for you to read afterwards. You could even bind the cards together and make a book out of them!

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Photo booth – You can’t go wrong with a photo booth! If you’ve already been to a wedding or even with a photo booth you know just how much fun they are! They encourage your guests to loosen up and have fun, and the photos make wonderful wedding favors. Say cheese!

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Photography credit:

http://briansnyderentertainment.com/blog/2014/04/14/hey-mr-dj-play-my-request/

http://thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk/blog/2012/04/lucy-and-jons-rural-peak-district-wedding-handcrafted-by-family-and-friends/

https://shine.yahoo.com/photos/15-ways-wedding-reception-less-slideshow/booklets-photo-2688192-175600422.html

http://www.lovevsdesign.com/printables/all/rustic-mad-libs

http://gallery.weddingbee.com/photo/my-i-spy-cards/#axzz37yBGaabD

http://www.inspiredwives.com/2013/02/creative-photo-booth-wedding-ideas.html

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