Your wedding day is all about making special memories with your friends and family that you can cherish for years to come. You want your guests to mingle and have fun, and there are a few little activities and techniques you can try on the day to get the ball rolling on guest involvement. Try these suggestions we’ve seen for weddings at Vogue Ballroom to make your wedding day as entertaining as possible for you and your guests.
Place a few disposable cameras on each table for guests to take their own happy snaps. You’ll be sure to have a laugh at the funny photos, or marvel at the beautiful moments that your guest will capture when you’re sorting through them later. Otherwise, you can let your guests take the cameras home to develop themselves.
Put a guest questionnaire at every table setting, including questions about the guest themselves, their memories of the day and thoughts about the wedding in general. Guests can read out their answers to each other during meals.
HASHTAGS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA
Create a hashtag for the occasion, and put it on the wedding programme or slideshow so after the wedding you can look through all the Twitter insights or Instagram moments that your guests shared throughout the day.
Place a jar of colourful cards with questions for guests to ask each other in between band sets. This is a great ice breaker and a way to get guests to mingle.
ASK FOR SONG REQUESTS WITH THEIR RSVP
When you send out your invitations, include on the ESVP card an opportunity for guests to request a special song for the DJ or band that they want heard on the day.
AN INTERACTIVE AND PERSONALISED GUESTBOOK
Scrapbook a personalised guestbook with photos of your guests, and get them to bring their own photos or print out some images of memories they have of the happy couple.
LAWN GAMES OR KARAOKE
If you’re having a garden wedding, incorporate some lawn games like boules or croquet for some outdoor fun. Alternatively, if you’ve opted for an indoor wedding, set up some karaoke for guests to sing their favourite tune.
PHOTO BOOTH FUN
Everyone loves a photo booth! This is a great way for guests to get involved and also provides a keepsake from the day for guest to take home and put on their fridge.