A wedding is one of the major life events that can occur in a person’s life. Because of this, it is understandable that both the bride and the groom want it to be memorable for all involved. Many traditional wedding ceremonies are very similar, and most people enjoy the formal traditions involved. This makes the reception the perfect place to express the true personality of the couple and turn a celebration into an event to be remembered. Here are a few unique wedding reception ideas to use as inspiration.
One of the most common complaints of wedding attendants is boredom. This can be combated with this fun idea. At each table, include an easy or travel style board game. Not only will it keep each table entertained, it will help prompt guests to get to know each other better. At the end of the night, the winner gets to take home the game.
Everyone wants memories of their special day, however professional photographers can only do so much. Get guests involved in the fun by placing a disposable camera at each table, or if budget allows, even each setting. The fun of seeing the candid shots taken by guests will provide unique memories for everyone, not just the bride and groom. With the ease at which digital photos can be shared, the guests can also be given a copy of the pictures, providing a fun and unique memento of the event.
Gaming Themed Reception
If the bride and groom are big fans of video games, this is the perfect source of inspiration for unique wedding reception ideas. A fun way to employ this is to theme each table on a favorite game with centerpiece, party favors, and decor to go along with it. In addition, a game system and projector will make a fun miniature arcade where guests can challenge each other in virtual battle. With the vast array of music and rhythm games available, it is even possible to have guests take a turn at providing the dance music. To add a little competition into the mix, consider offering a prize for the top scoring player of the night.
Outdoor Fire Pit
More and more people are skipping the traditional wedding and reception hall in favor of the great outdoors. This can make planning the reception tricky, as weather can play a key role. One great idea to help entertain guests as well as provide warmth is to provide a fire pit and the ingredients to make S’mores. Guests will be reminded of camping trips and picnics as they gather around the fire to socialize and enjoy a sweet treat. Of course, it is always important to make sure the fire pit is safe and has a protective shield, especially if children will be present.
Weddings are a fun and memorable affairs. Unfortunately, too many weddings follow the standard old formula, leading to bored guests and a forgettable event. By using the unique wedding reception ideas presented here, it is possible to pull off an event that is remembered by guests for years to come.