We’ve all been in a situation where you’re trying desperately to think of activities to keep your guests occupied. Weddings are no exception to this, with a lot of thumb-twiddling in between photographs and courses and making small talk with other guests. Outdoor wedding activities are a superb way to keep guests engaged and they serve as a brilliant ice-breaker for those family and friends who may be getting together for the first time. When it comes to planning your wedding, you and your partner might get stuck for ideas to keep your guests busy and having fun well into the early hours of the morning. So, check out these 15 entertaining and fun outdoor wedding activities that your guests are sure to love!
Get your guests tied up in knots with Twister! Wedding Twister games test physical skills and are heaps of fun, especially when the wedding drinks get flowing.
Guides For Brides Top-Tip: Twister wedding photos will be hilarious and will be a great reminder of the fun you all had in the years to come – so ensure that you get some pics!
Popular with almost everybody, you can’t go wrong with a game of Rounders. This classic game is a hit with both adults and children and you can even personalise the Rounders set!
Guides For Brides Top-Tip: Check with the venue first to see if games of Rounders are allowed and if so – sort the teams out into ‘Bride vs Groom’!
#3 Giant Jenga
Crank up the wedding suspense with games of giant Jenga! Let’s be honest, who doesn’t enjoy a game of Jenga?
Guides For Brides Top-Tip: Build lasting memories by asking your photographer to photograph the guests’ reactions when the tower falls! You can also ask your guests to leave a sweet wedding message on individual Jenga blocks.
#4 Giant Connect Four
Inject some childhood nostalgia with giant Connect Four. Strategic Connect Four giant games will be hugely welcome at weddings – everybody knows how to play and it’s super easy to get stuck in!
#5 Jump Rope
Go to town with the evening wedding dancing with jump-rope! It’s a fantastic way to get your guests moving and caught up in the moment.
Here are some terrific songs to play during jump-rope:
Eminem – Till I Collapse.
MC Hammer – You Can’t Touch This.
Brenda Lee – Jump The Broomstick.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Get Up And Jump.
Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive.
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger.
#6 Bouncy Castle
We love bouncy castles at weddings! Add that extra wow factor to your wedding by letting out your inner child and bounce around like big children. Bouncy castle weddings are popular with both children and adults alike and keeps the little ones occupied too.
Add a dose of old school British class with games of badminton on the grass. You could opt to have the guests ‘play for keeps’ – whoever wins the games, gets to keep the badminton racquets.
Guides For Brides Top-Tip: Badminton at a wedding can be paired with games of croquet and bowls – perfect for a Great Gatsby themed wedding!
#8 Sack Race
Unleash everyone’s inner child and competitive spirits with sack race games! Sack race weddings instil an extra dose of fun and laughter.
Guides For Brides Top-Tip: If you’re on a budget, sack races are a perfect low-cost and fun wedding activity.
Make merry and bust some calories with Swingball wedding games. Swingball for adults and kids are hugely popular and will provide hours of active play wedding entertainment. An excellent and versatile game that can be set up anywhere.
Liven up the wedding reception and say hasta la vista to inhibitions with games of Limbo! Limbo at weddings are heaps of fun (especially when the alcohol gets flowing!) and gets the guests chatting.
We’ve only got one thing to say – just how low can you go? #ShawtyGotLow
Guides For Brides Top-Tip: Give prizes to the winners of Limbo!
#11 Hopper balls
Bouncing balls games are tons of fun no matter how old you are and weddings are no exception to hopper balls! A great way to burn calories consumed at weddings with a lot of food and drink!
#12 Outdoor KerPlunk
Test your nerve and strategic thinking with KerPlunk! A childhood classic that involves pulling out sticks without dislodging the balls. Is your hand steady enough for this challenge?
If your budget stretches far enough, entertain your guests with wedding attractions dodgems! Will your guests really be able to resist the thrill of flying across the platform, swerving and bumping into the other guests in their dodgems? Likely not.
If you’re planning on having a beach wedding, you can’t forego having cheeky games of volleyball on the beach! Beach volleyball weddings invoke a relaxed atmosphere and is a chance for you all to let your hair down.
Guides For Brides Top-Tip: Serve ‘Sex On The Beach’ cocktails to really encapsulate upon the beach wedding theme!
#15 Water bombs
You may want to check if your wedding venue allows this first, but water bomb fights will certainly shake things up! Popular with the kids (and adults too, we are sure!), having water bombs at your wedding will go down in history with your guests. Take things a step further with glow in the dark water balloons – a sure fire way to jazz up the evening wedding entertainment!
From water bombs and Limbo, to bouncy castles and dodgems, you can’t go wrong with these 15 fun outdoor wedding activities.
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