Wedding Games for All Ages
If you are planning a fun, relaxed wedding that may include children, games can be the perfect addition. Usually played during cocktail hour, they put smiles on faces and can keep kids of all ages feeling engaged until your reception.
Easy to set up, all you need are some burlap bags big enough for 2 people to fit into. Inexpensive, they run less than $4 apiece on Uline or Amazon, and you can use them later to grow food in. Be sure you have a large, non-slippery surface and let guests compete at sack races.
Bouncy Houses and Slides
Nothing can keep “kids” entertained quite like bouncing off the walls! From small enclosures for a handful of people to big castles and slides, you can tailor your choice to your guest list by renting one of these inflatable fun houses from large rental companies in your area.
Jump up, jump up and get down! With a handful of bouncy balls on hand, your bridal party and guests are bound to have a blast racing, bouncing, and letting their hair down.
With a definite advantage for kids, Limbo is always fun for the flexible, and amazing to watch for everyone else. Perfect for beach weddings and dance floors everywhere, this game can get your group excited and in a playful mood to party the night away.
With lots of colors, ball pits are a bright way to add fun to your weddings. Everyone loves to jump in, plus they provide a wonderful way for your photographer to get upbeat, playful portraits.
Who doesn’t love to play PacMan, Galaga, and Donkey Kong? Perfect for whimsical weddings with a retro feel, arcade games from the 70s to the 90s are usually non-violent and wonderfully addictive. Don’t be surprised if your MC has to call out twice to get guests to your reception.
When there are dancers in the crowd, they can’t wait to show off their moves. Get your guests to join a circle and watch while your friends and family members put on a show.
Giant Jenga sets invite guests to try their skills and calm their nerves. With blocks tumbling and friends sneaking up on participants, Jenga sets naturally attract guests and make for seriously fun pictures!
If you haven’t had a pillow fight in forever, there’s no better time to do it then when you’re getting ready. Give your bridal party a pillow each and get your party started!
Ideal for weekend weddings, you’ll make a splash by having a pool for your guests to dive into before or after your celebration. Photos of couples doing cannonballs and reveling in the water are smile-inducing additions to your wedding album and great to share with the world on social media.
Sword Fighting with Lasers
Ready for a fun-filled exit or a little sword play on the dance floor? Star Wars laser swords light up in an array of colors and can be given as favors. Get your guests to create a tunnel of them for your exit, or have your bridal party duke it out on the dance floor while your DJ plays the Star Wars theme song.
Collaborating with Your Wedding Photographer
Working with your photographer can be a lively, creative experience. Instead of posing for a formal group shot, get a great photo like the one below by collaborating with your photographer. Tell them you want photos that are out of the box using silhouettes and shadows, and enjoy every minute of your group shot session.
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