What You Can Do On Wedding Weekend Activities

11/10/2012 07:29

Weekend weddings are becoming more popular, particularly because families are spread further apart. They usually start on Friday night, continue with the wedding Saturday and end with a post-wedding breakfast on Sunday before everybody returns home. Planning activities for these weekend-long get-togethers doesn't have to be tough; in fact, it could be a lot of excitement in case you keep everybody's needs in mind. First of all, consider the wedding. Will this be a formal wedding with a sit-down dinner at its center? In that case, you should ban a formal rehearsal dinner and change it rather with a not so formal barbecue dinner or picnic.

But how will you keep individuals occupied during the long weekend? There are many activities to think about. Will the wedding be near a lake? What about planning a day at the lake on Saturday, full of pre-wedding activities like swimming races and beach volleyball.

The first thing one must get is Wedding invitations St. Louis . One popular pre-wedding activity is a scavenger hunt. Before the wedding weekend, a list of meaningful items must be drawn up, and guests placed in two teams. The list will include things like "get a brochure from the jewelry store where (groom) bought (bride)'s ring" or 'take a picture of the group at the place where the pair got engaged". You'll have to customize the scavenger hunt list to the place of the wedding with the energy of the visitors who will be participating.

You can even give lavish prizes for the team who wins the scavenger hunt, such as gift certificates or even gourmet food and wine baskets. It might seem an obvious choice to separate the teams into groups who know or perhaps are related to the bride to be along with teams who know or are related to the groom, however it might be a bit more fun to mix things up a bit. You can make groups of friends vs . family, or perhaps men versus women (always a favorite choice).

A different activity that is popular during wedding weekends is a competitive sport activity, like baseball or flag football. Again, add a unique style. Offer prizes for performance (first home run receives a kiss from the bride) or create funny rules, like people in the bridal party must wear tiaras while running bases or members of the groom's family must always have their t-shirts on backwards.

It's important that throughout the wedding weekend, organizers remember that the weekend itself may be expensive for several guests, particularly those who needed to fly in for the occasion and a lot of the fun-based activities must be free, or perhaps cheap. If they're more costly, and designed for the entire group, they must be paid for by either the groom and bride or even their own families.

But there are many activities that don't have to be expensive, but can provide big bang for the little dollar, such as the scavenger hunt recommended earlier. If the wedding weekend visitors will mainly be family, you can schedule a home movie-viewing event, like home movies from both the bride and groom's families. For a lot more fun, consider an activity where the movies are mixed up and the guests have to guess which family's videos they are watching. This could seem simple, but depending on the contents, it can be tough, particularly if the bride and groom are babies in the photos.

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