Your guests are likely going to be busy getting their groove on on the dance floor, but when they’re taking a break from all the fun and music, you’ll want to make sure they continue having a blast.  Many brides are using their reception to include little ways to surprise their guests and promote interaction with all of their loved ones, whether it’s a big or small affair. Here are a few ideas to spark some inspiration for your own wedding:

Photo booth
While this idea is far from new, it sure is a fun one! Guests have the opportunity to hop in this photo booth while dressing up in fun accessories like hats and wigs. Then the goofy pictures that print out are given to the guests, while a copy is kept for the bride and groom to laugh at later. They can take as many pictures as their heart desires and you and your groom can even try out the booth! These are a great way to look back on the big day and preserve all of those fond memories.

Mad Libs
Give your guests a bit of fun at their tables by leaving Mad Libs at each place setting for them to fill out. It’s a fun activity that can promote interaction with the whole table, even if guests don’t necessarily know one another too well. Your personalized Mad Libs could even allow your guests to predict what your future kids names will be or maybe a general Mad Lib describing the relationship between the two of you.

Lawn games
If you’re opting for outdoor nuptials, get your guests to get up and have some fun with lawn games! It could be as extravagant as a life size chess board or as simple as setting up a few games of bags. Guests will love the chance to challenge each other in a few games in between songs on the dance floor.

Flip book stations
Marcy Blum, an event planner in New York City, told Bridal Guide to consider unexpected forms of entertainment like flip book stations. At these booths, your guests can create quick movies and make mini books. Blum also suggested hiring square dance or line dance instructors to teach wedding guests how to do a line dance! This will be especially helpful for your less-than-coordinated guests.

How will you be promoting interaction among your guests? Share your thoughts with us!

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