7 Ways to Keep Your Guests Entertained All Night Long

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Every great wedding has a lively dance floor, and dancing the night away with dear friends and long-lost relatives is often one of the best parts of saying “I do.” But what about guests who don’t want to dance — or aren’t able to? How can they have all-night fun at your wedding?

We have a few suggestions below for ways to keep your guests entertained all night — and reminiscing about the BEST. WEDDING. EVER. long into the future.

1. Have board games scattered throughout the room

This is a fun option to offer alongside traditional dancing entertainment: Guests can take a spin on the dance floor, then relax for a game of Chutes & Ladders, and non-dancers can make the rounds playing every game at the reception.

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2. Send your guests on a scavenger hunt

They'll learn more about you — and each other! Place a game card at each guest’s reception seat, and watch conversation flow. Even better, design a photo scavenger hunt and give guests a list of pictures to snap at your reception.

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3. Set up a karaoke booth

Be sure you have a videographer on hand to capture every silly song!

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4. Rent a slow-motion video booth

We promise you won’t regret it! The results are endlessly entertaining, and you’ll love watching your friends’ videos again and again.

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5. Indulge in lawn games

If you’re having a daytime wedding, set up volleyball, badminton and tennis on a big lawn, and be sure your dress code is casual.

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6. Gamble a little

Have a Monte Carlo-themed wedding and gamble (not for real, of course!) with your friends and family.

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7. Have a dance-off

Bring out every guest’s inner child with a room full of video games! Choose interactive games, such as Guitar Hero, Just Dance, and Rock Band, and guests of all ages will have a great time.

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