Wedding Reception Gimmick Ideas You Can Try for Your Wedding

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Nov 15 2021

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Are you tired of the traditional wedding reception activities, like dancing, cocktail hour, toasts and other common things? Don’t worry; we are here to help you spice up your wedding reception! 

In this article, we will give you some gimmick ideas you can try to make your wedding reception more memorable, less boring and more fun for you and your guests. If you want the most important day of your life to become one for the books, read on!


Gimmick #1: Challenge and Engage Your Guests to a Game

To do away with the traditional wedding reception program, why not try to include games to engage your guests? If your reception is held outdoors, take advantage of nature, and set up croquet or other lawn games. This gimmick will make your wedding party more fun, and can make your wedding the best your guests have ever attended! 

You can include games like giant Jenga, monogrammed corn hole or bocce ball. Anything will do as long as it’s suitable for group participation or competition.


Gimmick #2: Hire an Artist to Paint the Scene

Another gimmick you can try for your wedding reception is hiring an artist who can paint your wedding reception scene. It’s a great way to add uniqueness and fun to your wedding reception.  The artist should be somewhere where they have a good view of the room and in an area where guests can stand by and watch them paint. You can also flash their progress on the screen. 

Your guests will not only love it, but you will also have a keepsake that you can display. Remember to give the artist early access, so they can paint the background before guests arrive for dinner. 


Gimmick #3: Include Some Photo Booth

You can never go wrong with a photo booth. It’s such a worthy addition to your wedding reception because it’s always a big hit with the guests. It’s best to add two photo booths so that guests will not get frustrated waiting in a long line. Each photo booth should have its own backdrop and props so that they can play around with their looks and have fun inside. 


Gimmick #4: Add Wine or Spirits Testing for Your Guests

Make the event more entertaining by adding wine or spirits testing where they can have a taste of your favourite wines or spirits. You can add a theme or share some stories about how that drink is special to your relationship. Your guests will definitely enjoy it because no one can say no to drinks, right? 


Gimmick #5: Have Aerialists, Mermaids and Interactive Performers in the Reception

Hiring some aerialists, mermaids and interactive performers can be the perfect solution if you don’t want your guests to be bored. It’s definitely a “wow” factor for them, making them want to stay until the end of the program and the night more amusing. 



Making your wedding reception fun is not only for your guests but also for you and your partner. After all, that day (or night!) should be memorable for both of you. If you think traditional wedding reception activities are boring, try these gimmicks and expect that your wedding reception will be the talk of the town. 

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