Fun Ideas To Entertain Your Wedding Guests

One important aspect of planning your big day is thinking about how you’re going to entertain your wedding guests. It can be a long day for your guests, so you want to be sure they’re having fun and that there is lots for them to do. Take a peek at our favourite ways to entertain your wedding guests…

Fun Ideas To Entertain Your Wedding Guests

DIY photo-booths are not only fun to take part in, they’re fun to make! They can be a creative task for you and your partner to make ahead of the big day, and there are lots of ways to make sure it reflects for your theme. If you’re having a vintage wedding day, use lots of antique-inspired frames. Planning a colourful Summer soiree? Then use lots of vibrant ribbons, frames and props. Your guests will have a great time using the DIY photo-booth and you’ll get some hilarious memories to treasure long after your wedding day.

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If you’re fortunate enough to have lots of outdoor space at your wedding venue, we recommend making the most of it! Garden games such as croquet are a great way to entertain your wedding guests and it’ll get guests of all ages involved.

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If you’re having an outdoor or festival style wedding, you could create a series of mini games for your guests to compete in. Whether it’s tug of war or a sack race, both the older and younger guests will want to take part. An afternoon of fun and games is guaranteed to get your wedding guests giggling.

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Planning a village fête inspired wedding day? Then why not have some carnival and fête inspired games to entertain your wedding guests. These can be fairly easy to put together and we can promise you that you’ll all have a wonderful time.

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Stuck for ways to keep your guests happy during your wedding reception? Beer pong is a fun and fabulous way to get the party started, and it can be a simple ice-breaker too. For a rustic celebration, why not use wooden pallets to create your beer pong table?

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A temporary tattoo station is a unique addition to your wedding day. You could create personalised tattoo stickers to use, such as your initials, wedding date or a wedding logo. Plus, the kids will absolutely adore applying temporary tattoos!

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One of our favourite ways of keeping your guests entertained is by holding a contest to guess the length of the speeches. People can place their bets on how long the groom’s speech will be, and whoever guesses right wins a prize. No pressure, groom!

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If your guests don’t all know each other, why not offer a jar of ice-breaker games on each wedding table. You could create mini dares and tasks for your guests to carry out during the reception. It’s a simple yet fun way to get everyone talking and enjoying themselves.

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A caricature artist is a lovely way of entertaining your wedding guests and it means they’ll be able to take home something special after your big day. You could even offer each guest a drawing as their wedding favour.

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If you’re having little ones at your wedding day, we suggest creating an ‘I Spy’ list for them to fill out during the wedding reception. Give them a small disposable camera and a list of photos that they need to capture. They’ll have great fun and it’ll give them something to do while the adult guests are busy chatting. (We have a free printable I Spy template you can download here)

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Entertainment ideas will add an element of fun and laughter to your wedding day and there are lots of ideas to suit your wedding day. If you’re stuck for ways to keep the kids happy at your big day, take a peek at our ideas for entertaining children at your wedding.

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Alternative Guest Book Ideas for Summer Weddings

Your wedding guest book is one of the biggest mementos of your wedding day that you’ll get and it’s something that you’ll treasure forever. We think that you can easily make your guest book a fun part of your reception for your guests to take part in and it can even add to your venue decor. From puzzles to pebbles, take a look at our favourite alternative guest book ideas for a wedding this Summer…

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Alternative Guest Book Ideas for Summer Weddings

Ask your guests to write their wedding wishes and advice on a wooden heart so that they can place it in the jar. It makes the perfect alternative guest book and you can even use the jar of hearts as part of your home decor after the big day. Display it on on a table surrounded by flowers, candle sticks and tea lights.

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If you want a fun and alternative guest book for your Summer wedding, look no further than our wooden jenga set. This is a fab choice if you want something a little more informal and you can even play with it after your wedding!

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This romantic wooden heart puzzle is a lovely idea for your wedding guest book. It would suit a rustic, country barn or woodland wedding day and it’s a fun activity for your guests to take part in during the reception.

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Our advice coasters are something fun for your wedding guests to fill out just before the wedding breakfast while they’re sat down, and they make a lovely alternative to a traditional guest book. You’ll have great fun reading all of the advice while on your honeymoon with your new husband or wife!

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If you both adore travelling or if you met while on holiday, a globe guest book is a must-have addition to a wanderlust wedding. Ask your guests to sign and write a message on the globe and you can display it at home after the big day.

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Another fun alternative guest book idea is to create a DIY frame using wooden pegs and twine ribbon. Your guests can take their picture using a small polaroid camera and they can write a message. Then instruct them to peg it to the frame. Simple yet so effective!

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A bucket list wedding guest book is a unique and fun idea for both you and your guests. Ask your guests to write out a suggestion for a date night or something to add to your newlyweds bucket list. They can simply write it on a post-it note and put it in a wooden crate, jar or bucket.

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Planning a vintage wedding? Then transport your guests to a bygone era with a vintage guest book typewriter.

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If you’re having a woodland wedding day, why not use a tree slice as an alternative guest book? Keep the same theme throughout your day by using tree slices as centrepieces, cake stands and venue decorations.

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For a seaside or destination wedding, pebbles make a wonderful option for a guest book. Ask your guests to write their words of marriage wisdom on a pebble so you can treasure it after the special day.

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If you’re both music-lovers, why not use a vinyl as a wedding guest book? They’d look incredible displayed in your home adorned with lovely messages from your guests.

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What style of wedding guest book will you be using for your Summer wedding?

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Natural Wooden Bark And Tree Slice Wedding Decoration Ideas ~ Rustic Woodland

Are you hoping to create a woodland or rustic feel at your wedding? Maybe you have chosen a venue that suits the woodland style (a barn or farm wedding venue) or perhaps as a couple, you love the outdoors, and a woodland wedding just feels right.

One way to create a woodland style is to use lots of natural materials, we have chosen our favourite natural wood, bark and tree slice wedding decorations as well as ideas that you could use to create this look yourselves.

Natural wood & bark table number holders & place settings

For your wedding table numbers you could choose to have a table number holder made from an actual tree branch, use narrow branches so they don’t take up too much space on the table and slot your table number card into them. Or alternatively use a small tree slice and engrave the table number or name into it. This looks best propped up against your centrepiece so it is visible for guests.

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Natural bark vases, tea light holders and tree slice wedding centrepieces

You want to create a relaxed centrepiece for a woodland styled wedding, nothing too perfect and uniformed, not all tables have to be the same. There are a number of different wooden bark vases and vessels that could be used to hold your flowers. Wild flowers look best with lots of texture. Around the bark vases add in a couple of bark tea light holders to complete the look.

The majority of venues provide a white linen table cloth for your tables, this is not very rustic! You will be surprised, adding a hessian table runner over the cloth works wonders. Or for an even more rustic touch use a wooden tree slice as the base of your centrepiece, positioning your bottles, jars and vessels on top. tree slice stree wedding centrepiece decoration ideas rustic woodland

Extra wedding decorations and ideas using tree stumps

Wooden tree slices or tree stumps could be used as a base for more than just your centrepieces. Large tree slices can be used for your wedding cake or lots of smaller ones for cup cakes or a dessert table.

For an outdoor woodland wedding ceremony, position larger tree stumps down either side of the aisle and place jam jars with flowers and candles on top. A simple but effective look. We also really love the idea of gathering lots of large tree stumps and piling them up to create shelves. Add candles in jam jars and vases to create a wow factor display. rustic woodland tree slice wedding cake stree stump wedding ceremony decoration ideas

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15 Wooden Pallet Wedding Ideas

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Wooden pallets are a fab decoration idea if you’re planning a rustic or country barn wedding theme. They can be a fun DIY task for you and your bridal party to carry out, and there are lots of wonderful ways to use them throughout your big day. Take a peek at our favourite wooden pallet wedding ideas…

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15 Wooden Pallet Wedding Ideas

Wooden pallets can be used in lots of lovely ways, including as signage for your wedding venue. We love the thought of writing your favourite quotes on the wooden pallets and displaying them at your wedding ceremony. This will look just beautiful if you’re having an outdoor celebration.

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Instead of traditional signposts, use wooden pallets at your wedding to direct your guests around your venue.

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If you don’t fancy a traditional order of service, why not use wooden pallets to display your wedding day timings? A fab alternative to wedding stationery, this will help to give your wedding day a rustic feel.

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Fuse industrial vibes with a rustic touch by using wooden pallets throughout a warehouse wedding venue. They can be used alone for a simple yet stylish backdrop. You could use them as a backdrop for the top table at your wedding breakfast or to hide any areas of your venue that you may not be too keen on.
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Why not create your very own DIY wedding photo-booth by using a wooden pallet as a backdrop? This is a purse-friendly way of keeping your guests entertained throughout your reception, you’ll capture lots of special memories and it will add to your venue décor.

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If your wedding venue is fairly simple and you want to add the WOW factor, look no further than wooden pallets for your inspiration. You could hang shelves, wooden crates or wild greenery from the wooden pallets and it will make even the humblest of venues look incredible.

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You may have spotted our post showcasing 15 Creative Wedding Cake Table Backdrops, and we think wooden pallets are the perfect way of adding a country barn feel to your special day. You could adorn the wooden pallets with foliage and blooms or decorate them with handwritten calligraphy.

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While we’re on the subject of food, we couldn’t resist including a donut wall made out of wooden pallets. Donut walls are a scrumptious choice for any wedding day and they can be used as wedding favours for your guests. Simply hang donuts onto the wooden pallet using hooks or shelving. You can make it as small or as large as you want using a variety of wooden pallets, it can easily suit any size wedding venue.

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You could also create a unique bar area using wooden pallets. This is a fab idea if your wedding venue doesn’t have a designated bar or if you’re dreaming of an outdoor celebration. Serve beer, cider or Summery cocktails!

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Add a sentimental touch to your special day by creating a family tree display using wooden pallets. You could hang your favourite photographs to a wooden pallet using twine ribbon and wooden pegs. Alternatively, you could pin mismatched frames to a wooden pallet of your families over the generations. This is a romantic idea that all of your wedding guests will love looking at.

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If you’re lucky enough to have lots of outside space at your wedding venue, we love the thought of using wooden pallets to create lawn games! A simple game of noughts and crossed will entertain guests of all ages, and it’s perfect if you’re spending the day outdoors celebrating in the sunshine.

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For a rustic or woodland celebration, a wooden pallet wedding seating plan is a wonderful option! Simply peg your seating arrangements to twine ribbon and tie them to the wooden pallet. Simple, effective and fun to put together!

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Speaking of seating plans, did you know that you can use wooden pallets as low tables? This is wonderful if you adore the thought of an informal and relaxed wedding day. Surround the table with rugs and blankets for a bohemian vibe.

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You can even use wooden pallets as alternative chairs for your wedding breakfast. Offer your guests some mismatched cushions to make sure that they’re comfortable. This would look incredible in a barn or warehouse wedding venue.

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There are hundreds of fabulous wooden pallet wedding ideas but these are just a few of our favourites! If you’re planning a rustic or country barn affair, will you be using wooden pallet wedding decorations at your big day?

 

How To Style An Industrial Whimsical Wedding

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Industrial venues are still a hot trend for the year ahead. Put together by Bethany of Mode20 Style, this industrial whimsical wedding shoot embraces modern, edgy wedding decorations and a soft blush and grey colour scheme. The result is an on-trend wedding theme that has a dash of romance. Find out how you can pull off this seriously stylish theme on your special day…

How To Style An Industrial Whimsical Wedding

Set the scene with an industrial wedding venue. We’re talking a warehouse with exposed brick walls or a chic urban wedding venue. We recommend using a grey and soft pink colour scheme with metallic accents.

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Our antique grey table runner looks stunning along round tables or long wooden trestle tables with benches. The uneven edges and soft texture add to the industrial whimsical wedding theme. Opt for wild greenery and foliage centrepieces or fill our metallic terrariums with tea-lights.

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If you’re looking for ways to style an industrial whimsical wedding ceremony, line the aisle with blush petals, pillar candles and our copper candle sticks. Cool copper details are a fab addition to an industrial celebration, and they’ll help to give your venue a warm glow.

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Our terrariums can also be filled with wild greenery, such as trailing Ivy and Eucalyptus. You can use them to decorate the ceremony area, the venue entrance or your gift table.

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Add a whimsical touch to your wedding chairs by swapping traditional covers with foliage. Greenery is one of the biggest trends for the upcoming year and it’ll help to add a wild, rustic feel to your wedding day. You could also add a sprig of greenery to your place settings to tie your theme in together. Industrial whimsical wedding styling from the wedding of my dreams terrariums grey table cloths copper candle sticks (6)

This styled shoot just shows how romantic an industrial whimsical wedding theme can be, while still remaining modern and on-trend. The use of copper details, greenery and a subtle colour palette creates an envy-inducing wedding theme. It’s the perfect choice for a warehouse wedding venue and it will suit any season.

Supplier Credits
Styling — Mode20 Style
Venue — New Craven Hall
Flowers — Rebecca May Mundell
Cake —Yolk
Crockery — Whitehouse Event Crockery
Decor — The Wedding of my Dreams
Stationery — LoveLi – Design for Love & Life
Dresses — Dana Dallal Bridal
Lingerie — Pompadour Couture Lingerie
Accessories — Mimosa Couture Bridal Accessories
Hair — Craig Parkinson
Makeup — Teri Rochelle Beauty & Make-up
Models — Melissa Jenkinson, Zara Bridle, Honorata Bzowska
Assistant Stylist – Louisa Robinson

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