15 Ways to Make Your Wedding More Fun

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!

Tips

  1. Choose a funny MC, great bridal party and fun vendors, such as your photographer and celebrant (hello!)
Fun wedding photo with groom and bridesmaids
A bit of silliness is always a good thing! Photo by Murray Redpath

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.

Bride wearing fun flat wedding shoes next to groom
Add a pop of colour and personality!
  • 3. Wear some fun cufflinks or earrings

My husband bought Marvel Avenger cufflinks from eBay for himself and his groomsmen.

Fun wedding cufflinks
A bit of boy bling can inject some playfulness. Photo by Murray
  • 4. Add a splash of colour

I included pink and yellow in our wedding colour scheme. Bright colours just make me feel happy! 😊

Fun and bright wedding purse and flowers in wedding bouquet
Not very subtle but they made me feel bright and sparkly. Photo by Murray
  • 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.

Bride wearing wedding dress and playing ukulele
You could surprise your partner with a romantic gesture!

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

A rose petal toss is a fun way to end the wedding ceremony

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.

Great music can make your wedding fun and get people dancing

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. 

Giant lawn games are fun for a wedding
Image via The Party Cart

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.

children Coloring Art With Crayons at wedding
Let them unleash their inner Picasso

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.

 Some cocktail food for the wedding reception at Brisbane Powerhouse
Some cocktail food for the wedding reception at Brisbane Powerhouse. Photo by Murray Redpath

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.

A wedding lolly ferris wheel is fun
Lolly Ferris Wheel – The Party Cart

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.

Bride and groom standing before kombi van photo booth at their fun wedding
Image via Insta Kombi

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.

Sparkler wedding aisle exit

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!

Published by juliacelebrant

Marriage celebrant conducting meaningful and amazing ceremonies for weddings, vow renewals and baby namings in Brisbane and beyond.

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