The most important thing on your wedding day, besides actually getting married, is enjoying it. All the planning is there to lay the ground work, so that you can relax, smile, laugh and take it all in. You deserve to have a fantastic wedding; one that will be packed full of happy moments, which will later become blissful memories. Now, it’s not just the reception that can be fun, the ceremony can be amazing too and as a celebrant, I’d love to help you with that part. Here are 15 ways to make your whole wedding more fun!
- Choose a funny MC, great bridal party and fun vendors, such as your photographer and celebrant (hello!)
Bling and pop
- 2. The bride/groom can wear a cool jacket or shoes
Adding a cool jacket or shoes can take the super formal edge off your wedding. It can make you feel more comfortable, not only physically, but also emotionally. You can feel a little more you, express your personality and let people know it’s okay to relax a bit.
- 3. Wear some fun cufflinks or earrings
My husband bought Marvel Avenger cufflinks from eBay for himself and his groomsmen.
- 4. Add a splash of colour
I included pink and yellow in our wedding colour scheme. Bright colours just make me feel happy! 😊
- 5. Consider an energetic or surprising entrance to your ceremony
You don’t need to walk slowly down the aisle or have your father give you away. Traditions can be broken, if they don’t feel right for you. You can dance your way in to an upbeat song or incorporate your hobbies.
They say to never work with animals and kids but come on …
- 6. Include your pet during the ceremony and/or photos
Including your pet(s) can add to the love and joy you feel on your special day. It can also make for some gorgeous photos. There are plenty of professionals that can help you with the logistics.
- 7. Have a cute ring bearer and/or flower girl
They could be dressed in a costume or hold an amusing sign, such as “ring security”.
Wonder Woman could do a wonderful job, leading the way with flowers and Superman could come to the rescue with the rings!
8. Guests can throw rose petals or blow bubbles
It’s lovely to end the ceremony with a literal shower of love from your family and friends. It also looks great in photos, really capturing all those good feelings and is a bit of fun for your wedding guests.
Great music is a must
- 9. Have great music
Music can create the right vibe and get everyone in the mood to celebrate. There will be several different moments on your wedding day, such as the aisle walk, signing of the marriage documents, the celebration of your marriage at the end of the ceremony, mingling and dancing. It’s important that the music matches the moment.
People that love dancing might want to bring a pair of flat shoes, so they can boogie all night long.
Something for the little and big kids
10. Lawn games
This will keep the young ones (and those young at heart) entertained. There are so many games out there, such as giant connect four, croquet and bocce. It creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere, as long as everyone follows the rules, stays safe and plays nice.
11. Put crayons and paper at the kids table
This will give them something to do during the speeches. They might colour in or create their own original masterpiece.
Something savoury and something sweet
12. Good food
We decided to have our reception as a relaxed cocktail style. People had lots of choice with the food and we made sure that our vegetarian and gluten-free friends were catered for. We also swapped out the sweet bites for another savoury option to make sure that everyone had plenty to eat. We figured that our wedding cake would do the trick for dessert.
13. Consider a candy bar
Guests could mix their own lolly bags. You might want to have this option instead of wedding favours/bonbonniere. This could save you a bit of time and stress before your wedding. Alternatively, if you’re crafty, the wedding favour could be an opportunity for you to make something unique and special for your guests.
Photo booths are good fun
14. Include a photo booth & guest book at the reception
I’m so glad that we had a photo booth corner at our wedding. It provided a great source of wedding entertainment and fun. At the last wedding I went to, the photo booth was in a kombi van! You could also have a guest book nearby, for people to stick in a copy of their photo print and write a message. You might want to ask your MC to encourage people to get involved.
15. Finish with a bang
End on a distinct high note, such as fireworks, sparklers or a love tunnel exit. When the party eventually has to end, it’s great to bring all your loved ones together and say one big final congratulations and thank you.
Hope you have a fun wedding day! One that you’ll thoroughly enjoy and remember fondly. If you’re looking for a celebrant, feel free to contact me. Happy planning!