Wedding reception activities are the perfect icebreaker


Everyone can’t wait to see you walk down the aisle and say “I do,” but the fun doesn’t have to stop there.  Wedding reception activities are actually what most guests look forward to. It’s a special day for both the bride and the groom and what better way to celebrate it than with your family and friends.  It’s a time where everyone gets to meet each other, hit the dance floor, and even take advantage of the open bar. However, we’ve all been to that wedding reception where we were not familiar with most of the people there, only leaving you awkward and bored.  The bride and groom can break this initial uneasiness by coming up with the perfect wedding reception activities to entertain their guests.  It no longer has to be the standard routine of first dance, speeches, cake, and bouquet toss.  Couples are getting more and more creative with the activities, events, and shows they include in their celebration.

Wedding reception activities before dinner

Your guests are waiting for you and your new husband to arrive at the reception so you can all celebrate together.  Instead of just greeting them with appetizers and drinks give them something else to do.  Keep your guests entertained and awake by playing a game like wedding couple trivia. Before the meal is served or even in between music sets have questions about you and your new spouse written down on cards. For example, ask questions such as, where did the bride and groom meet and where was their first kiss? Have the DJ or your parents ask the first question in the microphone and call on a table to answer. Once someone has answered correctly they step up to the microphone to ask the next question and so on.  It gets people involved and mingling.   If you want to make these wedding reception activities a little more competitive have the table that answers the question correctly win a prize!


Everyone loves musical chairs for wedding reception activities

Reception games are a great way for your guests to get to know each other better within their tables. A great way to do this is by playing an old fashioned game of musical chairs by having the DJ or band play a song and then stop suddenly. Guests who don’t quickly find a seat around their table are out. Eventually, one person will be left at each table and the winner gets a prize. If these activities seem too active and complicated for you and your guests then simply have a raffle. Just give a card with a number on it to every guest and have a drawing.  The prizes you give away don’t have to be expensive gifts because everyone loves winning something. Your guests will remain entertained if you choose to include wedding reception activities on your wedding day and will make your day more memorable.


Wedding reception activities for the kids

Now this is something I feel is missing from wedding receptions and is such an easy fix.  Not only will having activities give the kids something to do but it will give the parents a chance to relax.  Even hire a few babysitters for the reception with a room filled with kid activities, games, coloring, or even a movie.  It will be well worth the money, keep the kids entertained and give your guests a break from the kids ;-)  You could even go all out and get a bouncy house!  Your reception is supposed to be beautiful experience but you also want to make sure everyone has a good time.