Interactive Wedding Ideas

By on September 8, 2015

Unless you have a major role to play, being a guest at weddings usually involves plenty of spectating and monotony of the known. But with the trend emerging for super hi-tech weddings, now is the time to make your wedding day as hands-on as possible. Creating ways to keep your guests entertained and involve them in your special day has never been easier.

Few tips to make your wedding experience as interactive and memorable for your guests to remember their whole life!

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Interactive Invites – Film your invitation and put it on YouTube, send a puzzle with pieces arriving on different days so that your guests get to build a picture of what your wedding day will involve. Ask your guests to provide you with song choices, funny stories about the groom or messages to read out from those that can’t be with you.

Tweet Live – Set up your own twitter account for the big day; ask your guests and those who are sharing your day virtually, to send you messages of congratulations and love. You could set up a projector in your reception room so that tweets are streamed live.

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Share The Love – Why not set up your own blog for people to follow as your special day approaches. You can not only use it for giving people little sneak peeks and insights into the crazy world of wedding-planning, you can also encourage guests to send you messages, photos and memories if you are looking at ways to involve them in your speeches. Use community sites like Facebook and Instagram to upload pictures during the day.

Interactive Food Stations
Everyone loves a great dessert bar. Cakes, candy, sweets – you name it, I’ll be there. There is also an incredibly beautiful aesthetic that comes alongside having one of these as part of your big day. But why not allow your guests to put together their own dessert and only provide them with the bits and pieces. Have an ice cream Sunday bar where guests can choose their flavour of ice cream, toppings, sauces etc. There can be make your own chats, pizzas and salad counters for your guests to experiment with their palettes.

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Photo booth/Video booth – Now a staple at many weddings, this is the new ‘disposable cameras on tables’ way of getting much more relaxed and fun memories of your wedding party. If budget is an issue, you can easily create your own by hanging a streamer curtain as your backdrop and filling a suitcase full of crazy props.

Interactive Guest Book
Give your guests an opportunity to leave you a message with well wishes for the future by having them write you crazy notes and love filled messages at the Wedding slam book instead of the traditional guest book. If you’re up for getting your hands dirty, create a finger painting tree by having all your guests dip their thumb in ink and signing where they’ve left their mark.

 

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Interactive table settings:
Add an interactive touch to the table settings by creating a crossword puzzle, or a quiz that your family and friends can answer according to how well they know you. Questions can include how the two of you met, where he proposed, what do they think your future children are going to be called, etc

Lawn games and funfairs – A bored guest is not a happy guest. Depending on the size of your venue and the duration of your wedding day, giving your guests ways to pass the time between ceremony and reception is a sure-fire way to keep the buzz going and the atmosphere fun and fulfilling. From simple table games to help with the inevitable introductions around the table, to challenges on the lawn, like chess, a coconut shy or an It’s A Knockout style tournament, if you don’t provide the entertainment, you can rest assured the party-people amongst your guests will find something to pass the time and it will inevitably include something they are not supposed to be doing

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Kids stuff – Keeping the little ones entertained is a sure-fire way to keep a smile on everyone’s faces. Happy child equals relaxed parents and more fun all round. A dedicated children’s entertainer or room with games consoles and a massive arts and crafts box will mean more room on the dance floor for dad dancing!

About Shibani Nelson

Shibani Nelson is a veteran celebrity stylist who has an unequalled experience of over 20 years in the beauty industry.