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13 brilliant ways to keep your wedding guests entertained during your wedding reception

13 brilliant ways to keep your wedding guests entertained during your wedding reception


Written by Katie Byrne


Avoid any quiet moments at your celebration with these fun ideas that your guests will adore!

 

Worried that your guests might feel a little bored restless during the down-time between your ceremony ending and your wedding breakfast beginning? Fret not!

These ideas will keep everyone entertained... From those who want to get the party started (hello, Prosecco bar) to the people who want to rest their feet - prepare to get seriously inspired. And entertained! 

#1 Outdoorsy summer celebration planned?

Think garden games! From noughts and crosses to Connect 4 and croquet - there are endless options. Just be sure to check with your venue that games on the grass are allowed before you splash out! 

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#2 Ice-breakers are a genius way to get guests mingling

We adore this idea! Fill a jar with topics of conversation or activities for your guests to try whilst you have your photos taken. This also works brilliantly for your reception tables, too. 

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#3 This is also a fun idea

It's kind of like 'I spy' - but for your wedding. Just make sure you have that prize ready! 

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#4 This is a fun way to get your guests in the party mood - because let's be honest: who doesn't love taking a selfie?

This can also make a sweet guestbook idea; simply ask guests to sign the back of their Polaroids! 

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#5 Buy second-hand boardgames and personalise them!

Wedding guest Guess Who = our favourite.

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#6 Wedding piñatas are cool but quick to disappear

Make sure you either have multiples or make it clear if you want to save it for a later part of the reception.

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#7 Encourage your guests to get busy with their phones and use your wedding hashtag.

Hello, instant online wedding photo album. 

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#8 Er - dancefloor games are the BEST way to get people pumped up for the actual real-life dancefloor.

Put your Best Man or Maid of Honour in charge of the leaderboard and see how quickly people get competitive. (Like - really competitive.)

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#9 Guest caricactures - though pricey - are a really fun way to keep people entertained in the in-between time.

Book them to stay all day to avoid any queuing! 

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#10 Maria and Jon asked their wedding guests to bring bottles of wine with them...

...To not only fuel the party but to also give people an instant ice-breaker.

Photographer: Linus Moran

  

#11 On the subject of bubbles...

This is a fabulous idea and also applies to cake! (Think a 'customise your cupcake' table or similar.)

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#12 Create a chill-out lounge for guests who want to rest their feet

Offer games and super-comfy seating (not too comfy though - otherwise people won't want to move). 

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#13 Finally: make sure everyone knows what's available!

It's all well and good having a fantastic selection of boardgames or entertainment options available for your guests - but if none of them know it's there, what's the point? Make things crystal-clear with clever sign-posting, or ask your guests to 


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