Singaporebrides | Essentials

October 2016

10 Fun and Meaningful Activities To Entertain Your Wedding Guests

Looking for ways to keep your guests occupied during your wedding? Take your pick from our list of fun and engaging activities to get your guests excited.

We know it is your wedding day but don’t forget to include your guests, both young and old, in your celebration by planning activities that they can enjoy during and throughout the wedding. Keep them entertained and engaged with these 10 brilliant activities throughout the night, from your reception all the way until the end of the celebration. Psst, some of these even double up as wedding favours or décor!

1. Photobooth

Tansey and Phil's Elegant Chic Wedding in Malaysia 98Tansey and Phil’s Elegant-Chic Wedding in Malaysia by Samimage Photography

Ever since its introduction, photobooths have become a staple at weddings islandwide and it’s easy to see why. It’s a great and fun way to keep guests of all ages busy and gift them a lovely momento of the wedding.

2. Motion Photobooth

Ubersnap; animated photobooth; wedding entertainment idea

But you know what’s even better than still images? Moving photos! Ubersnap takes photobooths to a whole new level by introducing the world’s first GIF printing service for some merry motion photobooth action. Not only are these instant Harry-Potter style prints a unique gift for your guests to take home, they can also download the app for a copy of their animated print to share on their social media.

3. DIY Tea Station

Kaleidoscope Flower Field Hall Wedding At Gardens By The Bay 70Constance and Jason’s Kaleidoscope Flower Field Hall Wedding At Gardens By The Bay by Samuel Goh Photography

A DIY bag-your-own-tea station is a cute way to give your guests something to do and talk about during your reception. Lay out a variety of tea leaves and pretty organza bags for them and leave them to pick their favourite or create their very own unique blend. Your guests can even get acquainted with each other as they pick out their tea. Plus, this doubles up as a wedding favour too. Talk about killing two (or more!) birds with one stone!

4. Food/Drink Truck

Vintage Carnival Wedding at UNA, One Rochester 18Maureen and Chuankai’s Vintage Carnival Wedding at UNA, One Rochester by Multifolds Photography

Keep your guests (and their stomachs) happy with some light refreshments as they mingle around at the reception. Instead of the usual presentation of waiters walking around with canapés in hand, hire a mini food or drink pushcart that your guests can visit for food and drinks.

5. Hire a Live Band/DJ

A Kewei and Alfred Love Duet 105A Kewei and Alfred Love Duet by Tinydot Photography

Involve your guests by hiring a live band that accepts song requests so they can request for songs that they want to jive or slow dance to to keep things lively during your reception. Have your band belt out a playlist with a good mixture of oldies and trending tracks to keep both the old and young entertained in between song requests as well.

6. A Viewing Gallery

Artisan Prints; MerryLove Weddings; 520 Library; TangYong Hair and Makeup; Pearlyn and Paper; A Merry Love Story; Marathon styled shoot; couple styled shoot; Wooden Keepsake Box; RusticA Merry Love Story Marathon Styled Shoot by 520 Library

Give your guests something to look at with Artisan Prints’ high quality photo products, including premium soft-cover photobooks, art-gallery wall canvases and rustic wooden blocks and keepsake boxes. Create a mini photo gallery at your reception with your favourite moments assembled beautifully in one of their artisan photobooks or string the prints up on fairylights for a dreamy look.

You can even decorate your reception table with their lovely rustic wooden blocks and keepsake boxes by showcasing a handful of your most beloved moments from your pre-wedding photo session. The best part? You can take these home with you after the wedding and spruce up your new home with these lovely keepsakes of your love and wedding.

7. Message-in-a-Mason-Jar Guestbook

The Rabbit Hole wedding 92Jocelyn and Marcus’ Gorgeous Succulent Wedding at The Rabbit Hole by Click! Photography

Take a piece of your wedding and your guests’ well-wishes home with you after your big day by swopping the traditional guestbook for an adorable mason jar frame filled with small wooden hearts bearing happy words and blessings from your guests.

8. Caricature Drawing

Mint and white Skyve Elementary Bistro & Bar wedding Singapore 13Melissa and Gavin’s Cosy Wedding at Skyve Wine Bistro by Kok, freelance photographer from Seletar Broadway

An alternative way to gift guests with a ‘photo’ of themselves is to hire a caricaturist to draw their portraits while they mingle around during the reception. Go for a professional speed caricaturist who can churn out many drawings for events with a limited time like weddings to ensure that all your guests are able to have a turn at having their portraits drawn.

9. Interactive Cards

Tim & Sabrina - You Found Me 60Tim and Sabrina – You Found Me by Chris Ling International Photographers

Keep your guests entertained while they’re seated at their tables in between dishes or programmes by providing them with interactive cards that can fill up with with marriage advice, baby name ideas or even romantic date-night suggestions.

10. Sandart Video

A Diving Love Story by Peeping Thom Photography

Opt for a unique sandart video in place of the usual video montage and watch your guests become enthralled as the fine grains of sand come together to tell the tale of how you met your husband and fell in love.

Credits: Feature Image from Jophia and Larry’s Mystical Origami Crane Wedding at The Joyden Hall by Caline Ng Photography // Unique Colours Creative Media