Five Ways to Bring Fun and Laughter to your Wedding Day
When you look back on your wedding day, you’ll want to remember the joy and laughter you share with your loved ones.
Here are five ideas to help you bring that unique sparkle to your special day.
1 – Enjoy bubbles before the ceremony
Of course, it’s traditional to toast the bride and groom during the speeches. But why wait that long before you crack open the bubbly?
Offering your guests a glass of something fizzy before the ceremony will help to put them at ease. Or you could provide a selection of cocktails, which is guaranteed to get people talking to each other.
2 – Choose your favourite treat as a wedding cake
Traditionalists may still prefer the romance of a white-tiered wedding cake. But many couples are now opting for alternatives such as tiers of cupcakes, towers of macaroons or dazzling displays of doughnuts.
Cupcakes stacked on tiered stands look fresh and fun. They’re also compact, making them easy for guests to eat on the move. Cupcakes also make lovely gifts to present to your guests as they leave.
For a really different approach, how about a cheese wedding cake? Several different types of cheeses are arranged above each other in tiers similar to that of a traditional wedding cake. You can hold the cake cutting ceremony using a cheese knife. A colourful selection of fruits will complement your tower of cheeses.
3 – Bring on the fun and games
Entertaining your guests with outdoor activities offers a lively alternative to being stuck inside for hours.
How about a funfair theme with a bouncy castle or an inflatable slide? Wedding guests could also try wielding a mallet to see who’s the strongest on the fairground high striker.
Or for something more civilised, there’s always croquet or lawn games such as giant Jenga or a ring toss. Plus, you could organise a race on space hoppers for the more athletic of your family and friends.
4 – Hire an ice cream van or burger van
Instead of a formal sit-down meal, you can let your guests graze on their favourite foods throughout the day.
You can now hire vans to serve burgers, fish and chips or pizzas. And for dessert, you could provide trikes offering ice creams, crepes or homemade brownies.
A sweetie cart will go down a treat if you’re expecting there to be lots of children amongst your guests.
5 – Play your preferred type of music
Your selection of music is down to personal taste and the type of wedding you have planned.
If you want your guests to be up and dancing, you could hire a DJ to play 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s themed music. Or how about a tribute act of your favourite artist? If your wedding is primarily taking place outside, why not have something fun like a Mexican mariachi band?
While the formal events of the day are taking place, you may prefer to have a classical quartet or a harpist playing.