Mr M and I thought it’d be a cool and original idea to have a photobooth for the evening reception entertainment. But now, this has become widespread, and many of our friends will have been to weddings with them.
Now I’m not saying WE came up with the photobooth idea (we totally didn’t) but we were the first to get engaged and decided upon this pretty early on. And now, many of our friends have got engaged and have booked their weddings for dates before us, so we don’t want to look like we’re copying them, or using an idea that’s already been done 5 times previous I’m the same year.
But getting married in December really restricts what we can have. I love giant outdoor games like chess and twister etc, but this is not an option mid-winter.
So what can we do?
A casino is an option, but it’s not something I’m into at all (the only card game I know how to play is Snap!) and Dan doesn’t gamble, so it’s not something that really reflects us as a couple. But a casino is the only two things I’ve come up with so far.
My only other idea is a treasure hunt game. Each table will be given a list of things they have to find in and outside the venue, and they have to work together as a group to get them all. The group that does it the best wins a prize (bottle of champagne or something). But perhaps that’s too childish? (I work with young children so the boundaries blur sometimes..).
We’ll be having a DJ so it’s not like we have to provide something big to entertain for the entire night, but I think it’s good to have something extra if you can.
Now here is where you come in…
Can you think of any ideas? We don’t have a massive budget to play with, and it’s got to be something that can be done in a relatively small space indoors. There’s a slight possibility that we could get our hands on a small marquee, but it won’t be anything big or flashy, and because we can afford to heat it, guests probably won’t want to be outside in it for long. It’s also got to be something that people of all ages can do.
If you come up with any ideas, please leave your comments below!