Weddings can be exhausting. This is regardless to whether you took a long time to plan it out, or even if you handed over all the planning to a professional wedding planner. The months of endless planning, choosing and shopping can definitely wear you out; making you want to have everything done and over with by the time you reach the big day. It’s always a good idea to catch your breath a little between the big “I do” moment and the reception (if you plan on having it the same day); but most people opt not to take this little break, as they are afraid of boring and irritating their guests.
But what if we tell you that there are ways to keep your guests entertained and amused until your arrival? What if we tell you that you can take your time to change clothes, even catch a little alone time? Interested? Read ahead to find methods on keeping reception guests entertained.
• Play games – if you have a theme for your wedding decorations in Perth, then you can make the games a part of it. Seat your guests according to the game, and ask each table to participate (collectively) in the games you play. Even silly things like Lego can give your guests something to do. The use of a wedding MC is very much urged, if you plan on using this suggestion.
• The photos – since you’re going to be hiring a wedding photographer anyway, you might as well make more use of him than only for the album. Organize a photo booth for the venue, and have fun and interesting props in it. Don’t worry if you are not planning on hiring a professional photographer. Most people now-a-days are quite good at selfies and smartphone pictures; you just need to provide them with props. You can even have it as part of your wedding reception decoration ideas.
• Music – usually, music is used mostly for the walk down the aisle and the dancing. But the right music can keep your guests entertained and even awestruck. Find an upcoming band that not most people have heard about, or a group that sings or plays in unexpected genres. Acapella is becoming famous worldwide now-a-days (largely in thanks to one famous film…!), and we are sure your guests will get a kick out of it, if you can find an acapella group.
• Food – Even though the “serious” food part of the day usually starts after the bride and groom arrive, it’s normal that you provide your guests with a little snack until then; especially if you’re going to take a little time to arrive. Make the nibble food and drinks interesting. Give them interesting names and unusual colors. Trust us, your guests will be amused…