3 Ways to Entertain Guests While You Take Wedding Photos

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Jul 07 2021

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Your wedding is one of the most special and magical days of your life, and you’d want to capture those moments forever.


Your wedding is one of the most special and magical days of your life, and you’d want to capture those moments forever. It is essential to take as many gorgeous wedding photos after the ceremony as possible. After all, you’d want to get the best shots of a once-in-a-lifetime moment between you and your spouse that you can lovingly look at through the years.


However, what will your guests be doing while you’re busy taking wedding photos? There’s going to be some downtime between the ceremony and the reception. And you can’t just skip out on taking wedding photos because of some cranky guests. 


You need to find ways to entertain your guests while you’re taking photos. Luckily, there are several ways to do so. We’ve listed three of the most popular ones here.


Cocktail Hour

Slightly tipsy guests are happy guests. But what about the young ones and those who don’t prefer to drink? Well, the cocktail hour doesn’t just mean serving cocktails. You can also serve non-alcoholic beverages and some light snacks that will keep your guests going until the main meal. 


This is also an excellent time for your friends and family to catch up with each other. Often, weddings serve as mini-reunions. Members of your family get to gather and exchange life updates. Friends from childhood and university can catch up. And perhaps new bonds can be formed at your wedding as well. 


The light drinks and food with some music in the background can be enough to distract your guests for a while. Encourage people to socialise before heading off to take pictures. And don’t forget to limit the alcoholic beverages as it’s too early in the wedding for a drunken disaster.


Photo Booth

While you’re off taking gorgeous pictures, there’s no reason for your guests not to do so as well. People are all glammed up for a wedding, and it would be a shame not to take some great photos to post on social media. 


While your guests are free to roam the event place to find the perfect Instagrammable backdrop, you can also help them out by getting a photo booth. 


The photo booth doesn’t have to be tacky with neon wigs and too-large sunglasses. You can get one that fits the theme of your wedding. You can even DIY some cute props if you’d like to take it a step further. Just make sure you give your guests a lovely backdrop to pose in front of and a quality camera taking the photos. 


Wedding Entertainment

If you have the budget to hire wedding entertainment, go for it. What better way to entertain your guests than with an actual entertainer?


There are many types of entertainment you can get for your wedding. You can go for the musical route and hire a local band or DJ. Or perhaps you’d like to rekindle everyone’s childlike wonder with a magician or clown. 


Read the room and think about what your guests would like. If your family is particularly musical, you can set up a karaoke machine and let your guests be the entertainment. You can even suggest a talent show if you know everyone’s down for it. Just make sure that the entertainment you pick will suit your guests.


In Summary

Taking wedding photos after the ceremony is a must, but you should also think about what your guests will be doing in the meantime. While you’re busy taking your wedding photos, your guests should have something to do, too. You can encourage them to socialise while having some drinks and light snacks during cocktail hour. They could also take their own photos at a photo booth while you’re taking yours. Or you could simply hire some entertainment to keep them amused. 


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