October 1, 2012
For the bride and groom who want to take their wedding reception beyond “dinner and dancing to follow,” add a dash of fun and games to spice up the party! Guests feel involved, entertained, and are left with a unique and memorable experience of your wedding.
The key is to gauge your guest dynamic and then choose amusements that fit their personalities. For example, if your guests are on the mellower side, a belly dancing lesson may leave the dance floor empty. But if your sorority sisters are known for getting jiggy with it, bring on the veils and coined skirts!
We’ve put together our favorite fabulous reception games, making sure to include a little fun for almost every type of crowd. And by no means should you limit yourself to just one; carry the playful feeling throughout your whole reception for an unforgettable night!
Out on the Lawn:
Thanks to Pinterest, we’ve all seen how lawn games add a nostalgic and playful ambiance to any outdoor reception, whether it be casual or soiree. From the ever-popular cornhole or a rustic milk bottle ring toss, to the classic Italian game of bocce, these simple lawn games make for fabulous photo opps and give guests even more to cheer about!
**Helpful hint: If you’re having a summer wedding, try to keep the games in the shade if possible. We’ve seen many adorable games go unplayed since guests don’t want to work up too much of a sweat!
At the Table:
When working on your seating chart, it’s inevitable that you’ll need to mix guests from different areas of your life. By getting creative and incorporating a little game at each table, any new acquaintances will feel like old friends by the end of the night!
All about the Happy Couple:
These diversions focus on the bride and groom so guests get to observe for the most part. They’ll probably need a break from all the other fun you’ve planned for them during the reception!