The wedding ceremony is usually a very solemn, serious event where people may even shed a few tears. That is why it makes perfect sense to turn your wedding reception into a fun celebration of love. Here 7 entertaining activities perfect for your upcoming wedding reception!
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1. Custom cocktail bar
A modern wedding reception can hardly be imagined without a fair amount of alcohol. But instead of serving hard liquor or have a bartender work the bar all night, you can give your guests an opportunity to mix their own drinks. Just get enough different alcohol, soft drinks, toppings, and syrups, and everyone is guaranteed to have a great time at the bar.
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2. Board games
If you are having a small, intimate wedding reception rather than a huge celebration for over a hundred guests, you can entertain everyone with board games. The classics like Jenga, Monopoly, Connect 4, and others are great for when your guests and you want to take a break from all the dancing and physical activities and just want to relax.
3. Photo booth
There will be plenty of photos from the wedding, but you will need to wait for weeks to get your hands on them. Your wedding guests, however, will probably want something they can take home with them. This is where a photo booth comes in handy. You can rent out a photo booth, supply it with a fun backdrop and props, and give your guests something to remember.
4. Trivia games
Ideally, all the guests at your wedding reception are the people who know you closely. You can put their knowledge to a test with one or more trivia games. Simply prepare a list of questions about you as a couple or individually and let the guests compete to show how well they know you. The questions can include anything from your childhood to the way you met to the milestones you had as a couple.
5. Cookie decoration
Painting can be a very relaxing activity that also has a competitive edge, but instead of painting with watercolours on paper, you can paint on cookies. You will need a big number of cookies with a white glaze on them or with no decorations at all. Then every guest can take some icing and let his or her fantasy run wild when drawing on a cookie they will then take home.
6. Palm or tarot reading
If you’re a couple who loves all things esoteric and you are sure that your guests will love the idea as well, you can hire a fortune teller for your reception. He or she can go around the wedding and read people’s palms, or sit in a booth and do some tarot reading. Your guests have definitely not seen anything like that at a wedding, so it’s a nice way to surprise them.
7. Live music
Perhaps, the most popular way to ensure good music at your wedding is to hire a DJ, but sometimes it lacks a personal touch. If you or your spouse love live music, there are lots of options to choose from. From live solo singers and bands to a string quartet or a harpist, there are dozens of types of live music you can get for your reception, while the DJ can take care of the dancing part of the event.
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