Wedding Activities That Will Make Everyone Happy
By Roxana Oliver
Every wedding host wants to see their guests smile as they leave, knowing that they had a great time. After all, even though the stars of every wedding are the bride and groom, it’s important to make sure that the guests are enjoying themselves as well. However, it’s not always easy to cater to everybody’s needs, so if you could use a bit of inspiration, here are some ideas you should consider.
Think of a different question for each table at your wedding and place a small booklet where the guests can add their answers, suggestions, ideas, or just a few simple words of wisdom. The questions can be anything from “what should we name our dog?” to “what’s the secret to a long and happy marriage?” Your guests will love it, and you might actually get some great ideas you can use later.
Nothing tastes better than delicious chocolate, so make sure to include it in your wedding. A gorgeous chocolate fountain can serve both as a decorative piece and as a delicious treat in which you can dip donuts or fresh fruit. If you want to spice things up a bit, you can offer different types of chocolate, or even mix them together so you’d get a fountain of dark, white, and milk chocolate. As a finishing touch, add some marshmallows – the kids will love it.
Instead of focusing on one type of drink, set up an open bar with different cocktails that can cater to all of your guests’ wishes. Just make sure to add a couple of non-alcoholic options as well (for the designated drivers). It is simple, the guests will love you for it, and you can even add a touch of your personality by coming up with your own signature cocktail.
Everybody loves ice cream, especially during the warmer months, so why not rent an ice cream truck for your wedding? It will definitely be appreciated by both kids and adults, and it can even serve as a nice background for some fun wedding photos. In terms of flavors, make sure to include the classic ones, like vanilla and chocolate, but also the more exotic ones, like mango, pineapple, etc.
In order to keep the kids entertained throughout the reception and give their parents a chance to dance a bit (or rest), designate a special area just for them. Hire a couple of supervisors and let the kids play with toys, watch cartoons, or dance to the type of music they prefer. Also, you can set up some tables just for them and give them nice coloring books, crayons, board games, or smaller toys.
Photo booths are as popular as ever, so rent a couple of them for your wedding and let your guests have fun taking photos in them. The photos can serve as a great memorabilia for your guests to take home with them, or they can leave the photos to you and you can create a special photo book just for the pictures taken in the booth. You can also get some props for those who want to take pictures, and make the photos even more interesting.
Another great idea that everybody can enjoy is an oversized Jenga game. It’s not hard to create since all you need is some same-sized lumber and very steady hands. You can make a line, and each person gets to take one block out and place it on the top while trying not to make the Jenga tower fall over. Just don’t forget to come up with a prize for the winner, and perhaps some funny punishments for the losers.
The wedding is surely one of the most special events in every couple’s life. However, this doesn’t mean that the guests should be neglected – they should have fun and enjoy the wedding just as much as the happy couple. So, keep them satisfied and entertained, and they will surely be talking about your wedding for years to come.
Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on twitter and facebook. She is also one of the editors at Higstylife Magazine.