Spring weddings are often held outdoors because this is the time of the year where temperatures aren’t too hot or too cold. Planning an outdoor wedding can be much more laid back than planning a more formal affair. One reason that a spring wedding is more entertaining than weddings at other times of the year is that games can be planned. This is especially helpful when young children will be in attendance.
To keep children occupied at a spring wedding the bride and groom can set up an Easter Egg Hunt or other type of hunt. Organizing a game of this type is fun and easy to do. An ideal time to hold the hunt is during a couple’s cocktail hour since children can’t participate in that aspect of the wedding day.
Other games that can be fun at a spring wedding include wedding related Bingo or even a spirited game of hide and seek. The lawn of an outdoor wedding venue provides the perfect location for children to play hide and seek while the adults celebrate. Child and adult guests will often enjoy a friendly game of wedding themed Bingo. Creating this game is something that is generally easy for couples to do. Wedding related drawings or images can be downloaded online and printed out. Mounting the drawings or images to a piece of cardboard is a DIY project that is fun for adults to put together and fun for everyone to play.
One way to incorporate child friendly fun into a couple’s wedding day is to provide each guest with a bottle of soap that can be used to blow bubbles. Even babies and toddlers can make a game out of popping the bubbles that their parents and other trusted adults below. This is also a great way to send the bride and groom off after the ceremony and reception have concluded.
Outdoor games such as a ring toss or horse shoes can be set up on almost any lawn and will provide guests of all ages with a fun and entertaining game. These types of games can be purchased online or in toy and sporting goods stores. Couples can also create a wedding themed version of “Pin the tail on the donkey.” The game will keep young children occupied during the big day and some of the adult guests may join in as well.
Almost any game that is safe, fun and easy to play can be incorporated into a wedding. Even for adults who are kids at heart, games provide a great way to relax and mingle while the happy couple poses for pictures or engages in other wedding day business. Even if you just purchase wedding sparklers online for your guests to enjoy in the beautiful spring air, it prevents children from getting bored and cranky and helps wedding guests not acquainted to get to know each other through sharing in the experience of a fun activity.
Couples can choose to offer one or more games on their wedding day, knowing it will enhance the wedding festivities.