If I can go slightly off topic for a moment, I have been busy thinking about and planning a Halloween Party for our flat. I am so excited! We are going to do a special haunted surprise for our friends and hopefully spook some screams out of a few of them. What does this have to do with weddings you ask? Well, it got me thinking about entertaining my wedding guests while the bridal party are off having our photos done.
We will be leaving our guests for about an hour and a half, and they will have a cocktail hour out on the sun deck of our venue before moving into the main reception room. However, I was wondering if I should organise some games to keep them amused and break the ice a little bit for those that may not have met. So off to Google I went…
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We are having a garden ceremony and the cocktail hour for guests will be outdoors too (weather permitting). There are lots of outdoor games to choose from: pétanque, horseshoes and croquet which could be a lot of fun.
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Then I came across something called cornhole. I think I remember that this is a game popular in America. The cutest thing is that you can make these cornhole game sets yourself and personalise it for your wedding. Players take turns throwing bean bags at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. If you get the bean bag in the hole you score three points, if it lands on the platform you get one; it is the first team to reach 21 points that wins the game. Sounds like fun, and a DIY project which I love!
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Another suggestion I came across was to have quiz cards dotted around the place with questions about the bride and groom. Pop the answers on the back and guests can have a mini trivia session while they enjoy the sunshine.
I want to make sure my guests are comfortable and entertained, so what do you think?
Would you enjoy these games if you were a wedding guest? Do you have any ideas for your own wedding to keep your guests entertained?
by Abby Phillips