4 Unique Ways To Entertain Guests At Your Wedding
Planning your wedding is so much fun, especially once you realize that you can schedule anything you want. You get to decide what your wedding is like, and that’s a liberating thought. If you aren’t one for a black tie wedding, you may want to add a little personality to your reception. If you have a lot of people on the guest list, consider providing amazing entertainment options so they have something to do while you’re meeting and greeting. Your guests will stay longer and walk away thinking they just left the best wedding ever.
Provide Yard Games
One way to entertain guests is by literally bringing in games for them to play. However, you can make it more fun and formal than putting board games out on each table. Create oversized, over-the-top yard games like life-size Jenga, Connect 4, and Bocce Ball. This is a great idea if your wedding venue is small and you want guests to enjoy the beautiful outdoor area at the reception.
Set Aside a Kids’ Area
Another idea that will put you in the Reception Hall of Fame in your friends’ opinions is a kids’ area. When your wedding is laid-back and family friendly, there are bound to be small children running around. Your best friend may want to stay the entire night, but her 5-year-old will get bored within the hour. But not with a kids’ area! Set aside a corner with a plush rug, a little basket of books and toys, and kid-friendly snacks. Kids will enjoy themselves, and parents will thank you.
Bring in a Caricature Artist
If you want your guests to really enjoy themselves, bring in specialty entertainment like a caricature artist. They can set up an area near the photo booth and offer free caricature drawings for couples or even groups. You’ll bring in a state fair vibe (fun!), and guests will have a memento to take home at the end of the night. Who doesn’t love a personalized party favor?
Show Off a Fun First Dance
If you’re a natural dancer (or have always wanted to take wedding dance lessons), why not entertain guests yourself? Show off your moves with a truly entertaining first dance. Go for traditional ballroom, or spice it up with a spoof on a modern dance like the Nae Nae.
Whatever you decide to provide for entertainment, your guests will enjoy a personalized look at how you party. Make it your own and you can’t go wrong.