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Well, that's it, the hard part is done! The vows have been exchanged, and it's now time to enjoy yourself. But when it comes to that bit of time between the ceremony and the reception, there can be a bit of a lull. Once everybody has congratulated you, there can be a feeling of the guests just standing around waiting for the bar to open, or twiddling their thumbs. And while the bride and groom are out having photos done, this gives the guests the perfect opportunity to socialize. But what is the best way to keep your guests entertained between the ceremony and the wedding reception?
Make A List Of Time Fillers On Your Wedding Website
If your wedding reception is in a different venue, you may want to provide a quirky way to get to the ceremony, via a few locations, or even include a few activities for guests to do while en route. Something like a treasure hunt, if it suits your personality, is a fun little way to get to the reception. It also buys your organizers a bit more time to get everything else set up.
Get Them Involved In Welcoming The Bride And Groom
Preparing a welcome for the bride and groom at the reception and maybe a fun little way to get everybody involved, and there are sites like sparklersonline.com that provide plenty of wedding sendoff ideas, but a lot of these can be used to welcome the bride and groom at the reception, from bubbles to confetti. Use your imagination!
Food And Drink
The great benefit if you have the wedding and the reception in the same place is that you can have your guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a glass of chilled prosecco. And if this is something you've left too late to arrange, there are plenty of ways for you to make your own tasty little treats, foodandwine.com is full to the brim with ideas. Try and keep the drink in keeping with the season, so, for example, if you're having a winter wedding, a glass of nice mulled cider will keep the cockles warm.
Let The Games Begin!
There's a reason why many weddings have lawn croquet and similar sports, because it's a very handy way to stop your guests getting bored. So, think about games that suit your style. You may want to instigate hula hoop competitions, or you may want to be a bit more retro and have old fashioned games consoles set up, where you can start some tournaments. It's a great way to keep kids occupied too!
Make A Relaxed Event
Keeping people entertained is quite a difficult thing between the ceremony and the reception because there can be a few hours in between. So, a little bit of entertainment won't go amiss, maybe something like an acoustic guitarist is simple enough to keep the guests entertained and comfortable.
You want to keep the energy up, so it's vital that you have suitable entertainment to keep your guests occupied before the reception starts. They may be hungry, they may be thirsty, and they may get bored! So you need to think about exactly what you can prepare to keep your guests happy, and ready to enjoy themselves properly later on.
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