Having guests fall asleep at your wedding isn’t pretty at all, it is your duty to keep them entertained from the wedding ceremony to the reception. This can be quite difficult if you don’t know how. Don’t worry there’s no need to despair for here are some insanely creative ideas to engrave your wedding ceremony in the memory guests even years after your event.
Dramatize your bridal entrance
If descending from the roof isn’t your thing. You could find something you’re more comfortable with like walking down an aisle decorated with your pictures or love letters. Just make sure your bridal entrance leaves your guests astounded.
Have a walk down memory lane
Let your guests tell your love story and have a really fun time doing it. Have a few close friends or relatives give a recourse of the peaks and valleys you had to go through to get where you are. You could help set the mood by hiring a professional wedding DJ play appropriate background music.
This makes them feel like part of the occasion.
A picture says more than a thousand words. Having a slideshow of your first kiss or your first day in college could really help set the mood. It’s incredible how “old pictures” can cause a blend of romance and fun experiences for your guests. With the help of a projector, you could put up a series of pre-compiled photographs across the wall during your first dance (as a couple of course).
Your wedding DJ
Your wedding DJ plays a huge role in making your wedding reception enjoyable. If you don’t want to bore your guests to tears you should consider employing a professional because if he doesn’t play danceable music your guests wont dance. Your choice DJ should be someone who thinks out of the box.
In your attempt to entertain your guests, the kids should not be left out. Whether its bouncy castles or its video games, you should make provisions for them to have fun too. There are lots of fun games to keep the kids entertained; just make sure that there’s an adult to watch over them.
No one loves anything more than a portrait of themselves. You may decide to hire an artist to make caricature sketches of your guests (which they can take home of course), this will keep them talking till the rest of the evening. The portraits will also create a lovely memory of your wedding in their minds long after the ceremony.
Keep your guests entertained by employing the services of a favourite smusical act. If your budget doesn’t support John Legend you may go for a more suitable option like contestants from the X-Factor as they don’t charge as much
You may employ the services of a modern magician who can leave your guests astounded by perform close-up party tricks. This form of entertainment is ideal for your reception.
Keep the speeches brief
Important as they may be, if not carefully structured toasts can become quite a bore. You should direct anyone who is speaking in advance to keep the toasts as short as possible as speeches are more about quality than length.
Organize interactive games and puzzles
Interactive games like crosswords and puzzles are perfect for wedding receptions. They create an atmosphere of community and help guests intermingle and have a good time solving problems together.
Create an atmosphere of fun and break the ice by engaging guests in quiz competitions. You could divide your guests into different teams where they can compete with one another. Emerging winners may be awarded an extra bottle of champagne. Quiz topics may range from couple’s history to general knowledge.
Add a lounge to your reception
It may be quite difficult to entertain someone when they’re uptight, so what you should do is help them loosen up a bit. Your venue should create an atmosphere where guests can intermingle freely. Borrow an extra couch or better yet rent one. Just make sure your guests are interacting freely with one another
Photo booths or selfie-stations have become a trend that is not going away anytime soon but you could also make provisions for a tattoo booth where your guests can get attractive sketches on their skins. You should also lead by example by having dress-up tattoos for your reception.
Sparklers and candles
If you plan on having a reception dinner you may hand out sparklers or candles to guests. These have proven to be super effective in creating fabulous photos.
Drinks from the ceiling are sure to leave your guests astounded. If you love a customized bar you could look for vendors that offer such services.
So there you have it, a few tips on spicing up your wedding reception. You may decide to try other ideas not included here so long as you make guest entertainment a priority.