What’s more romantic than choosing to spend the rest of your life with your special someone? Your wedding is a momentous occasion marking the beginning of your future. Not only does it signify the joining of two unique individuals, but it also brings two families together!
When you consider how meaningful and life-changing a wedding is for all in attendance, it comes as no surprise that engaged couples spend a tremendous amount of energy, time, and resources to ensure that everything goes smoothly when they say their “I do’s.”
Yet, planning a wedding is no easy feat. From booking a beautiful venue and planning décor and floral design to selecting an officiant and finalizing the menu, the list goes on!
While your wedding is a way to celebrate the love you share with your partner, remember that it’s also the perfect opportunity to create wonderful memories that your family and friends will hold onto and remember for years to come.
Adding interactive elements to your big day is a great way to cultivate an engaging and welcoming atmosphere, providing your favorite people with a grand time at your wedding. Read on for our favorite ideas to elevate your guests’ experience!
Who doesn’t love stepping into a photo booth and striking a pose? Whether enclosed or open-air, they’re a great way to break the ice and encourage guests to engage and have fun with one another.
In addition to the fun experience, guests will go home with fun keepsakes that keep the memories alive. Digital photos sent directly to their phones mean they can share it to social media right away!
Plus, you’ll also get copies of all the snaps from your photo booth to look through after the wedding. You’ll enjoy seeing the goofy poses and smiles on your guests’ faces, and you’ll have more wedding photos that you can fondly leaf through in the years to come!
Amp up the fun with lawn games
Outdoor wedding venues have the unique benefit of having a beautiful space for guests to flow into the open-air lawn and enjoy the weather. What better way to show your loved ones a good time than with lawn games!
There’s nothing like a game of beanbag toss or life-size Jenga to get people excited. The best part? These games can be enjoyed by guests of all ages! Plus, many games are easily customizable so you can add your special touch to the experience. Think Jenga blocks in your wedding colors or beanbags with your monogram on them!
Lawn games are a great way to help your guests warm up and start mingling at the wedding reception, especially for those who don’t know many other people. Get the competition going and enjoy watching your guests have a great time!
Impress your guests with food stations
Creative food stations that complement your traditional catering menu are sure to delight your guests! These carefully curated stations may be manned, allowing guests to enjoy made-to-order items like tacos or cocktails.
Or, if you prefer the DIY route, consider setting out ingredients and get people involved by having them design their own masterpiece, like an overflowing ice cream sundae or a gourmet pretzel with all the fixings.
Interactive food stations give your guests a fun way to customize their food and beverages to suit their tastes and preferences, without having to offer too many meal options. They also encourage your guests to get up and socialize with one another!
Hop on a boat ride
How does a trip around the lake sound for a way to entertain guests while you’re off taking photos during cocktail hour? Not only does it serve as a way to fill in the time, but it also makes for a fun photo opp for guests!
At Los Willows, you can have it all! Our boat gives you and your guests full access to the lake: from making your grand entrance on the water to champagne cruises for your wedding party and guests.
Remember: Your big day is an important occasion, not only for you and your partner but for your loved ones as well! Your guests are taking time out from their busy schedules to celebrate the start of your next chapter. It’s only right to thank them for their love and support by ensuring they have the time of their lives!