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6 Super Creative Ideas to Get Your Guests Talking About THE BEST WEDDING RECEPTION EVER ... Yours!

You've planned every little detail of your wedding ceremony, down to the exact shade of the rose petals your flower girl will have. You have your dream dress and you know exactly who will stand where, who will speak when, and where the flowers will be placed. But have you given equal attention to your wedding reception?


Most wedding ceremonies last about thirty minutes, but receptions can go on for several hours. Your guests will probably enjoy dancing for a while, but what happens when they get tired of dancing?

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Here are some fun, easy, and cost-effective ways to keep your guests entertained at your reception!


1. Send Your Guests On A Photo Scavenger Hunt
When all else fails, a good photo scavenger hunt can be a great way to keep guests entertained. Photos - (especially funny ones) - have a way of breaking the ice for almost anyone. Put together a list of moments, funny and sweet, you want guests to capture. Then put out a few disposable cameras, and let your guests snap away! Using "retro" disposable wedding cameras ensures YOU get the all photos ... have them developed on a CD and load to your wedding site after the event for your guests to enjoy.


2. Let Your Guests Get Creative With Wedding Mad Libs
If you're looking for something fun for your guests to do that doesn't require a whole lot of preparation on your part, Mad Libs could be the perfect solution! These cards give guests a creative outlet to describe everything from how they met you and your fiance, to the timeless wisdom they wish to pass on to you. Not only are Mad Libs are a great way to keep guests entertained, reading your guests' hilarious responses will give you and your fiance something fun to do the next day! 


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3. Set Up A Photo Booth
As much as your guests love seeing pictures of you and your fiance, most of your guests will enjoy the chance to get in on the photo fun, too. A photo booth can be a great way to keep your guests (and you) entertained. In addition to the individual photo strips instantly printed for your guests, some photo booth companies will make sure you get digital copies of all the pictures taken at your event. Photo booth rental companies will usually supply props, but it never hurts to add in a few of your own, too. What a fun way to make a memory!


4. Beat The Boredom With Board Games
Who doesn't love a good game of Scrabble or cards? Board games can give guests an excuse to sit down and visit with old friends, or they can help break the ice between new family members. A game table usually doesn't cost anything extra to set up, either - simply ask your parents or friends to donate some of their favorite games for the evening!


Frisbee is another way to get people outside
and keep them entertained!
5. Don't Forget The Power Of The Great Outdoors
It's easy for some people to feel cooped up after being inside for an extended amount of time, especially with lots of other people around. 

Giving your guests an excuse to go outside can be a great way to add variety to their evening and keep them in good spirits. Badminton, bocce, cornhole, and even hula hoops are always a big hit with guests! 


6. Give Your Guests An Excuse To Be Goofy
Don't stress about the reception. Above all else, your reception is a party, and it's up to you and your fiance to decide the look and feel you want your party to have. While many couples today are choosing to give their weddings a more casual feel, weddings still have a reputation for being rather formal affairs. Unless otherwise directed, some guests may be hesitant to really open up at your reception. Your guests will follow your lead, though, and they will probably welcome the chance to cut loose a little bit! 

Sit down with your fiance and brainstorm some ideas for encouraging your guests to loosen up and have fun. Even if you don't have an actual photo booth, fun props for pictures are always a great idea. Wedding bubbles and even silly string can also help your guests embrace their goofy side. 

If your guests are having fun, you and your fiance will be able to relax and enjoy your special day to the fullest!


These six suggestions are great, but they barely scratch the surface of all the fun things you can do! What other ideas do you have for sprucing up your wedding reception? We'd love to hear your thoughts!


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