As a wedding planner and for whom has attending many weddings myself, like most of you have gotten a little bored waiting on the wedding festivities to begin. So why not keep your guest occupied by incorporating some fun activities into your cocktail hour or reception in general to keep your guest entertained throughout the night.
Here are just a few suggestions and Ideas: Keep in mind if you have children at your wedding this will definitely keep them occupied!
Table Games I Spy:
Not only is this fun for kids and adults alike, but it's a wonderful way to get extra photos from your wedding. Ask your guests to use their digital cameras or smartphones to capture the moments even the best photographers sometimes miss. Add a line on your “I Spy” card with an address where guests can upload photos (try one of these apps!). Bonus: With digital cameras, you don't have to worry about wasting money developing less-than-stellar photos from disposables.
Table Games: Mad Libs
Who doesn't love Mad Libs? This dinner-table activity is also a great way for your guests to bond as they ask each other questions. Plus, you'll get a kick out of reading all of the responses after the wedding.
Table Games: Booklets
Come up with a question for each table, and put a mini booklet and pens for guests to add their ideas. Some suggestions:
What should we do on date nights?
What should we name our first child?
How should we celebrate our first anniversary?
What's the secret to a happy marriage?
Yard Games: Cornhole
This classic beanbag game can easily be personalized for your wedding; add your silhouettes or monograms, or get a set in your wedding colors.
Yard Games: Ring Toss
What could be more perfect for a wedding than a ring toss? Paint used bottles in your wedding colors, arrange in a wooden crate, and decorate embroidery hoops with pretty fabrics.
Yard Games: Jenga
An oversized Jenga game is a cinch to create — all you need to do is take a trip to the hardware store for some lumber and have each cut to the same length (a traditional Jenga set uses 54 blocks).
Yard Games: Oversized Board Games
Plus, you can get giant versions of some of your favorite games, like Connect Four.
Group Activities: Spin the Wheel
Bored guests can go spin the wheel to find an activity to do — or to convince someone else to do.
Group Games: Stand Up, Sit Down
This game literally gets your wedding guests on their feet. Ask everyone to stand up at their tables. Then, read out various statements, like “If the day of the month in which you were born is a prime number, sit down. If you had to ask what a prime number is, sit down” or "If you can roll your tongue, sit down." You can also bring people back into the game — "If you know how to make a pie crust from scratch, stand back up." The last person left standing wins a prize (in this wedding, it was a jar of the bride's father's famous homemade spaghetti sauce).