Your big day is quickly approaching. You have the perfect venue, taste tested every flavor of cake known to man, and finally found the most perfect jaw dropping dress. Everything seems to be going according to plan until your fiancé reminds you how his dear Aunt is shy, your cousin is outgoing, and much of your incoming guests have never met. Nothing is more destined to ruin your reception than a group of awkwardly uncomfortable guests. While your wedding is about celebrating the love between you and your future spouse, there’s no reason your guests shouldn’t walk away with plenty of fun filled memories too. With a little creativity and planning, you can host a wedding that guests will enjoy and remember for a lifetime. Here are a few ice breaker ideas to make your wedding a lot more memorable.
Account for Down Time
Your wedding will be so exciting, it is important to take every moment in. For many brides and grooms a wedding day can seem to be over in a flash. But for your guests, there will be several moments of “down time.” Entertain your guests when you are having photos done, changing outfits, or making rounds thanking everyone , with engaging games. If your venue is outdoors lawn games such as giant checkers, cornhole, or giant jenga are always crowd favorites. Inside venues can set up table games such as wedding bingo or bride and groom trivia. Up the fun by offering small prizes / wedding favors to winning guests.
Capture the Moment with Photo Booth Fun
In addition to creating amazing memories for your guests, give them the opportunity to capture those memories with photos. Photo booths are the perfect way to bring everyone together for fun photos. For example, a wedding booth from Snappy Photobooth gives your wedding plenty of options from traditional booths with curtains to booths that allow guests to create a photo mosaic wall. For even more fun, provide your guests with photo props that coordinate with your theme. Guests will rave about capturing photos with new and old friends. You and your spouse will love all of the smiling guests from this easy idea.
Engage Your Tiny Guests
Let’s face it, most kids aren’t exactly thrilled about going to a wedding. Younger aged children may simply not understand why they have to be dressed up, watch their parents have fun, or even the concept of marriage. Keep the kids entertained and the parents happy by providing an outlet for their boredom with a kid’s dance off. Simply gather all of your younger guests to the dance floor and challenge them to show off their best moves. There will be plenty of laughs, cute pictures, and happy parents. Not to mention, this is a great way to tire out rambunctious little ones.
Keep it Simple and Fun
Hosting an unforgettable reception may feel overwhelming. However, with these ice breaker ideas you can have a beautiful wedding and a lively reception.