Planning a wedding can be a stressful situation. Even if you get help from a wedding planner, you still need to keep up with what you need to get done for your wedding. One of the main things is ensuring that your guests are taken care of between the wedding ceremony and reception.
If you’re wondering what can your wedding guests do while you and your husband are off to take pictures, then this post is for you. Here are three things you should always have worked out for a smooth, fun, and memorable wedding day.
3 Things to Do Between the Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Don’t let your guests get bored
Bored guests will not be fun when the reception starts. Nor will they have a happy memory of your wedding day. If you want them to feel at ease and not notice the length of time it took you to get your pictures taken, then you need to leave something entertaining for them to do.
Here are two awesome wedding ideas on how to keep your guests entertained while you’re off taking those beautiful pictures to memorialize your wedding day.
1. Have them sign a fun guest book/memento
Use the time to have your guests write their well-wishes in a guest book. To make the process even more fun, you can have them take miniature pictures to place in the book beside their well-wishes. This will certainly keep them occupied for a while.
If you don’t want to go for the book option, then enlarge a picture of you and your husband (perhaps one from your engagement shoot) and have guests write their comments on that. You can later frame this memorable keepsake for your home. (Pro tip: Just make sure that you mark off the areas around the edge where persons shouldn’t write so you can frame it properly).
2. Guest Photo Booth
A guest photo booth is another fun activity to keep them entertained while you’re away. Leave your guests to take fun and wacky photos to keep as mementos from your special day. (You can also come back and snap a few pics yourself).
Make sure your wedding guests aren’t hungry
One of the worse things is to have bored and hungry guests waiting on you to get back from taking your pictures. And if it’s a summer wedding, that is even worse as they may be hot also.
So, make sure you plan a little cocktail hour for the guests to get a bit of a snack and something to drink between your wedding ceremony and reception.
Add a tasty and memorable treat (A gelato cart)
This suggestion ties in with making sure that your guests aren’t hungry. You can go with the ever-popular crackers and cheese and dried fruits only for your cocktail hour. Or, you can jazz it up a bit with a tasty treat that they wouldn’t likely forget anytime soon. Whenever they think about it in the future, they will always have “cool” memories of your wedding day.
I’m talking about a gelato cart for your wedding.
The ice cream cart is the new candy bar for your wedding. A delicious treat that your guests can indulge in guilt-free.
And because it’s different and a novelty idea, you’re basically a trendsetter for your friends and family. And if they’ve done it before you, you can easily personalize it to your wedding to make it seamlessly a part of your special day.
Let your guests enjoy this tasty treat which keeps them cool and it’s healthy too. It works for summer when the time is hot and they need something cool. Plus, it also works for winter when they need a delicious treat by the by the fire.
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Make your wedding day memorable. Enjoy these three things to do between your wedding ceremony and reception.
Include these fun ideas when you go to take your wedding photos and keep your guests happy and entertained.
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