I think we have all been to a wedding where the bride and groom took a very LONG time to take their photographs after the ceremony! Even after eating plenty of hors d’ oeuvres you still felt bored waiting for the reception to begin.
Well, there is a solution to this problem that will allow your guests to have tons of fun even before the reception begins…games! Who wouldn’t want to attend a wedding that has games? I know I would and I think many of your guests would feel the same way. Games before or during the reception set the mood for the evening. Your guests know immediately that your reception will be a good time!
During the “cocktail” hour is a perfect time to introduce games, especially for an outside event like one at Glendalough Manor. Like I said before, guests have to wait for your family pictures and what better way than games to keep them occupied. Games like horseshoes, bean bag toss and badminton are some of the most popular to play outdoors. I love the idea offering a variety of games to play to keep guests interested!
Check out this ah-dorable idea to play mini golf and along the way find out cute tidbits about the newlyweds!
Or use silhouettes of your faces for a fun game of corn hole!
Another fun outside game is croquet. Check out the cute photographs of the bridal party trying out all the games!
If you choose a venue that is indoors there are also ways to incorporate games. Each table can have a different board game with a cute sign to “play while they wait”! Games like scrabble, tic-tac-toe, checkers or trivial pursuit are great board games to incorporate!
Some brides are leaving all the games to do during the reception between the bride and groom! One of my favorite games to play is to have the bride and groom take off one of their shoes to give to each other. They sit opposite each other and answer questions by raising the shoe of the one they think fits the question best. For example, “Who is the best driver?” , etc. Neither one can see what the other is holding up and it can be very entertaining for all of the guests!
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