5 Ways To Keep Your Guests Entertained At A Long Wedding

Weddings don’t necessarily have to go on all day long, but most do. As a bride, it is only natural to want to make a full day of it. Keeping your guests entertained throughout the entire day, however, can be a challenge. But fortunately, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. There are already plenty of tried-and-tested options out there that work a treat. 

Make Sure That Food Is Always Available
The best way to keep guests entertained during the various interludes of your wedding is to ensure that food is always available. Nobody wants to stand around with their stomach rumbling. It takes a lot of fun out of the occasion and ensures that people keep looking at their watches. Smart couples, therefore, keep the food and wine flowing all day long. Ideally, you should have a snack buffet with plenty of goodies for all your guests, no matter what their taste in food. Include things like dried fruits, nuts, sliders, mini pastries, and even bread if they’re desperate. Make sure that it is all finger food so that they can pick it up and eat it while carrying on their conversations with other guests. 

Hire A Photobooth
While you probably already have a photographer, it can also pay to hire a photo booth too. Booths By Lux recommend that you hire facilities yourself and get professionals to bring it to your venue the evening before the ceremony. Once installed, guests can pile inside and take a bunch of photos - both sensible and silly. It is a great way to keep people entertained on a long afternoon before the wedding breakfast, especially kids. 

Insert Table Ambassadors
If you’ve never heard of a table ambassador before, don’t worry. They’re quite a new idea at weddings. This representative is just somebody who introduces people to each other around the table. The goal is to get conversations flowing to build new relationships. The more you can get people talking to each other, the more they will enjoy the day and get involved in activities. 

Use Drink Tickets
Drink tickets are another relatively new innovation to get people talking to each other. Essentially, you give everyone at the reception a piece of paper with a specific task on it that will result in social interaction. The ticket, for instance, could say something like “fire up a conversation with somebody drinking white wine.” The holder of the ticket can then use it as their excuse to get chatting with someone. It’s a great way to break the ice and prevent people from feeling awkward. 

Create A Games Station
Games stations allow you to provide your guests with actual games that they can place to pass the time. Which you choose depends very much on your hobbies and the interests of your guests. There are loads of options out there, from mini checkers to cube mazes. Try to pick something that people can do safely, even if they have had a lot to drink. Make sure that both kids and adults want to get involved too.

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