Your wedding day will be loads of fun no matter what you do. But wouldn't it be nice to include some fun wedding activities to make the overall celebration a bit more relaxed for everyone, including you? Weddings today are less about traditions and formal ceremonies and more about laid-back gatherings with friends and family, partying together in the name of love.
Wedding planning might seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. You can very easily incorporate cute and fun activities into your wedding that everyone will go nuts for. You won't need to spend a lot of extra money to incorporate said activities, and in fact, most of them will probably cost you nothing.
The key to these activities is allowing all of your guests to participate, making them feel like a special and integral part of your special day, even if they aren't in the wedding party. You might feel the need to remain in control of the day, and letting every guest have the chance to be directly involved might seem terrifying. But the good thing is that these are all fun events, and the worst case scenario is someone getting too drunk and falling into remaining slices of cake. And honestly? That's just hilarious. So enlist your bridesmaids, your MOH, and all your BFFs, and toss in any or all of the following adorable wedding activities.
1. Establish a wedding hashtag
This allows everyone to play photographer, and share all kinds of cool snapshots from the day on social media. And you'll have them all in one place.
2. Have a unique guest book
My husband and I used a Jenga board, with guests sharing advice and well wishes on each block. They built it up as they signed. But you could do a tree of wisdom, a box with keys and slips of paper tied to them for guests to write down their "key to happiness" — things like that.
3. Give out wedding mad libs to guests
This is awesome, creative, and the results will be spectacular. You'll cherish these forever.
4. Play lawn games
Make' em life-size (Jenga, Connect Four), or make 'em more like a backyard BBQ (ring toss, cornhole).
5. Play drinking games
Who says drinking games are just for college kids? Brides and grooms love flip cup and beer pong just as much as any frat kid.
6. Offer an ice cream bar for dessert
Four words: Build. Your. Own. Sundae.
7. Allow song requests for the DJ
Make sure the DJ is cool with it ahead of time, and if needed, put some restrictions on songs you ABSOLUTELY do not want played, and then let your guests turn it into a '90s radio station or school dance.
8. Have a day-after breakfast and mimosa bar
No guest will be able to resist this. Especially if there are waffles.
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