10 Ways to Make Your Wedding Fun!

Wedding Fun

We’ve all been to “that wedding”. You know, the one where you literally watched the seconds tick by until it was socially acceptable to leave, secretly playing Angry Birds under the table. Hosting “that wedding” is every bride’s worst nightmare. Fortunately, we have 10 secrets to share to make sure this doesn’t happen at your big day.

1). Play Games

Games come in all shapes and sizes, from outdoor lawn games like bocci ball, corn hole – even a pinata, to personalized crossword puzzles. Keeping your guests busy is a huge part of making your wedding fun and memorable.

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2). Feed the Masses (Creatively!)

Wedding food is notoriously dicey and can be a little dull. Spice up your menu with food that fits your theme, or whimsical snacks that will make your guests smile. Personally, we would LOVE to attend a wedding that served any of these tasty treats. You can even make some of them yourself, like these DIY candy apples.

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3). Plan Live Music

Live music is a great way to keep guests engaged and dancing, and can add distinct flavor to your reception. Love to swing dance? Hiring a swing band is sure to be a crowd pleaser. If you’re particularly musically inclined, you could even surprise your guests with a song of your own (see our advice on performing on your wedding day here).

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4). Plan a Surprise

Surprising your guests with a little extra entertainment is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Bringing in a poet, caricaturist, magician or even dance company is sure to surprise and delight.

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5). Get your guests involved

Not only are your guests dying to celebrate your love, chances are they are also dying to document it. Challenge your guests with a list of photos to capture, or just provide a hashtag for guests to use to ensure you get copies of all the moments you missed while spinning around the dance floor.

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6). Plan a Weekend

Wedding weekends are a great option, particularly for brides with family traveling extensively to attend. Consider planning activities that celebrate your location, or serving family recipes at brunch or dinner.

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7). Treat Guests to a Bonfire

At the end of a glorious wedding reception, nothing says “relax” quite like a toasty bonfire and gooey s’mores. A s’mores bar is the perfect late night snack for your dance-weary guests, and is sure to be a hit. You may give guests a heads up, so they can wear or bring something smoke and marshmallow friendly.

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8). Don’t Forget the Kids

If you are opting to have munchkins attend your big day, make sure you have a contingency plan for their entertainment. Not that sitting at a table and NOT touching your gorgeous wedding cake won’t be fun, but providing an activity for the kids might give their parents a bit of a break. Coloring books, activities baskets or even a designated kid area are all great options.

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9). Say Cheese

Setting up a photobooth is sure to keep guests entertained… and to provide you with hysterical photos to cherish after your big day.

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10). Creative Wedding Favors

Give your guests a little piece of your day by handing out favors that reflect your style or theme. If you love travel, why not give guests a compass to make sure they don’t lose their way. You could even set up a little treasure hunt for guests to do, if you have an appreciation of orienteering.

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  1. Posted by Amanda on April 26th, 2013 at 4:04pm

    These are such great ideas to make a wedding fun! I love each and everyone especially the ideas for the kids!
  2. Posted by Ken Tan on April 26th, 2013 at 10:54pm

    Fantastic ideas to spice up the wedding to make it more fun for everyone :)
  3. Posted by Amy Mac on April 27th, 2013 at 4:28pm

    Creative ideas! The coloring book is very thoughtful for the kids and adults would enjoy it too. The bonfire is unique and as you said, a great way for guests to relax.
  4. Posted by Lexi on April 28th, 2013 at 11:39pm

    My vote is on the crossword puzzle invitation and the coloring books for the kids, these are all fantastic ideas though :) Would love to add a few to my big day :)
  5. Posted by Deborah on April 30th, 2013 at 7:41pm

    Great ideas....love the DIY candy apples!
  6. Posted by Leann on February 12th, 2014 at 12:08am

    Fantastic article! Thank you for sharing!
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