Fun Wedding Ideas for Your Perfect Day
Does the thought of a drab, stuffy wedding send you into despair? Are you longing to find something to add a touch of fun and enjoyment to your big day?
For years traditional white weddings have been custom with the same rituals, speeches and toasts the only thing changing each season the faces of the bride and groom! Do you crave a wedding that is individual and unique from the rest? Something with a bit of extra magic and colour to make every guest smile from young to old?
Here at My One Wedding HQ we’ve completed some top tips to make your wedding an exciting and unforgettable one, sometimes that extra touch can go a long way.
This trend has been around for many an anniversary or birthday but is now making waves in the wedding world. Displaying pictures of the bride and groom as a cute babies, a young couple with the funny outdated hair do’s and the cringe worthy teenage years make the guests laugh and can help strike up conversations with other guests they do not know, helping to create a relaxed, calm environment.
Many couples; whilst still wanting a sit down meal for the reception now want a refreshing, relaxed feel for the guests at the same time. Table arrangement is imperative for every reception venue, with the correct use of colour and décor, guests feel extra special and excited about where they are sitting. Having fun items encourage guests to interact with one another. Chocolate fountains with marshmallows, fun cupcakes, sprinkles, little bags of sweets, confetti and unique name places can help lighten up the stuffiness of a sit down meal. Special centre pieces are also popular how about a lollypop tree, or a real mini tree with fairy lights! Special wedding colouring in books for the kids supplied with crayons can take away some of the boredom which can often strike the little ones. How about a little gift for each guest too?
If the UK weather holds up then why not indulge in an outside wedding? There are many beautiful marquees now available online from very reasonable prices. There are arrays of food stalls to fill each marquee from sweet stalls, to cake stands; to chocolate tables the list is endless. Give your outside reception a vintage, carnivalesque feel with colourful bunting, confetti and balloons in all shapes and sizes. You could even rent an ice cream van or a local food truck providing hot food like good old fashioned British fish and chips for all your guests. Why not spoil yourself with a DIY Drink stand? Endless unlimited coke for the kids…whilst perhaps something stronger for the adults?
Fairy and solar lights and lanterns in the bushes, trees and ground or candles in old jam jars would help created a magical feel as dusk approaches.
Guests get to take off their heels, undo that top button, whilst children run and play. Why not hire a kids entertainer or magician to keep them mesmerised for hours whilst colourful picnic blankets are laid down for guests to relax. Play outside games such as bobbing apples or musical chairs. Tissue paper and ribbon bows draped around the marquees will give it a mystical feel like no other as the sun sets on your enjoyable day.
There are many extra touches a bride and groom can use that can really make a wedding unforgettable that will leave guests talking for a very long time. No matter how big or small attention to detail can make all the difference when planning your big day. Is there something you or your partner like that could be incorporate into your big day? For example if you both were obsessed with your pets then perhaps a place that would allow animals on your special day to be included.
As well as entertainment for the children how about a bit of entertainment for the adults? Magicians, circus acts, comedians or even something as mystical as a tarot card reader could give your guests something to talk and laugh about!
Instead of releasing the traditional white dove you could release balloons or lanterns. Many companies now provide video messaging boxes instead of the more traditional guest book, or how about a Polaroid booth for all you guests to have fun and pout their best poses in. These photos can later be added into a keep sake book for you and your partner to look back on.
Instead of the traditional toast with champagne how about something that is more in keeping with your own individual taste buds? You could choose colourful jelly shots or perhaps tequila! Something that breaks from traditional. How about a desert bar with a selection of delicious desserts, puddings or cakes so that everyone can indulge in their sweet tooth be it chocolate or lemon! Instead of an all night DJ there are countless new music acts trying to make a name for themselves who want to sing to the wider audience. Scouting your local paper or approaching local singing groups or choirs could help give a fresh dynamic to your evening entertainment.
At the end of the evening you could give guests little sweets or biscuits with you and your partner’s initials on them a little keep sake for the evening!
There are many diverse, pleasurable things that can be can used to coincide with your special day, however traditional you want it to be. With just a few of these tips whether big or small, you are sure to add a bit of fun and sparkle to your magical day.
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