How to Entertain Guests at a Wedding

Want to entertain guests at a wedding? Wondering what you can do to make your reception fun for guests who don’t like to dance, or while guests wait for the reception to begin? We’ve rounded up some of our best entertaining ideas for your wedding from lawn games to a kissing booth — even a life-size Jenga game. Read on to find out more…

how to entertain guests at a wedding

via bz events / photo credit: bonnie berry photography

How to Entertain Guests at a Wedding

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1. Wedding Lawn Games

Corn Toss

Another classic wedding lawn game is corn toss. One of our favorite custom corn toss games is handmade by Style My Corntoss, where you can order one made for your wedding (shown below).

How to Entertain Guests at a Wedding

by style my corntoss / photo credit: shyla photography

Aren’t these custom toss bags cute, too?

How to Entertain Guests at a Wedding

by style my corntoss / photo credit: shyla photography

Lawn Jenga

This might be the most brilliant lawn game yet: lawn jenga! It’s HUGE!

How to Entertain Guests at a Wedding - lawn jenga!
photo via hgtv, jenga set: via

Immediately I knew I had to find out where to buy these…. and, I found them! You can buy a set here.

2. Wedding Kissing Booth

Create a custom kissing booth! Utilize in lieu of a receiving line, where guests can step up and say hello to the newly wedded couple. Or, use as a darling backdrop for couples to kiss in as a photo booth.

How to Entertain Guests at a Wedding - wedding kissing booth

photo credit: josh goleman

How to Entertain Guests at a Wedding

photo credit: josh goleman

3. Hire a Silhouette Artist

For a bit of fun mid-reception, hire a silhouette artist to create silhouette drawings for guests! This doubles as a unique wedding favor, too!

How to Entertain Guests at a Wedding - Silhouette Artist

by cut arts / photo credit: kim le photography

Or, have guests paste them into a book with their names written underneath. What a unique twist on a traditional guest book!

How to Entertain Guests at a Wedding

by cut arts / photo credit: kim le photography

4. Photo Booth

What could be more fun than a photo booth at a wedding? A photo booth guarantees guests will be smiling all night long (and guests will love the keepsake snapshots).

How to Entertain Guests at a Wedding - Photo Booth

photo credit: abigail seymour

5. Plenty of Dancing

Guests LOVE to dance. Make sure you have ample dance floor space and excellent music playing all night long. Most of all, make sure you and your groom are out there dancing, too. It’s the best way to keep the party going!

How to Entertain Guests at a Wedding - Dancing

photo credit: altmix photography via the loveliest day

A few more ideas we love include a cupcake and champagne cocktail hour, a 90’s cover band, a caricaturist, an ice cream bar, a bon fire, sky lanterns at night, and a sparkler grand exit. Remember, it’s your wedding day so tie in fun elements you and the groom love and guests will enjoy it, too!

Don’t forget to entertain kids, too! Click here for a fun post just for the kiddos.

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There’s more wedding inspiration coming up next! Stay tuned!

Happy Planning!


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Emma | Emmaline Bride
March 21, 2012 3:13 am

Hi Courtney,

I agree! It looks like fun, even for barbecues in the summer. :)


March 20, 2012 4:03 pm

Yard jenga! How did I not know about this!? These are great ideas. :)

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