Once that the ceremony and the dinner are over, you should keep your guests engaged and your wedding the party going with a wedding reception full of fantastic and fun activities and games. While you are talking to friends and family, doing the rounds, getting all the photos taken with the wedding party, or even just changing into more party-appropriate clothes, games can help with keeping everybody entertained and breaking the ice between guests so that they can mingle amongst themselves. To help you out with this task, we have rounded up a list of some fun games for you to consider, from lawn games to indoor ones, and games for all ages.
Wedding Toast Bingo
Provide bingo cards for the guests during the toasts. They can then mark off clichés or phrases during the speeches. Another approach to wedding bingo is to encourage some ice breaking by marking off the card with the initials of someone who matches a given description. Of course, it is best to keep the descriptions unique enough that they only match one guest. This game is a great way of getting your guests to talk with people they have never met before.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Create a scavenger hunt list of moments that guests have to photograph throughout the day, like the bride and groom posing for a picture or sneaking a kiss, group selfies, etc. This is great because not only is it fun, but you will get plenty more pictures than you ever would have gotten otherwise.
Stand up, Sit Down
This game is an amazing icebreaker. All you have to do is prepare a list of questions that can be answered by true/false, and get people to stand up or sit down based on their responses. The best thing is that the bride and the groom know all the guests that are attending, which means that they can tailor the questions in order to highlight some fun facts and things people might have in common.