9 wedding reception game ideas to entertain your guests


Brumley and Wells via Once Wed

Most of us have been in this situation. We’re guests at a wedding, and the ceremony is over. We’re waiting for the bridal party to return from their photo session and we just don’t know anyone. It’s tough! You stand there kind of awkwardly, trying not to look at your watch while you hope they just show up already so you can sit down to dinner. Of course, you sit down to dinner and run out of things to talk about with your seat mates within five minutes. You love your friends and want to support them at their wedding, but there’s an awfully long night ahead!

We’ve got the solution. Nine wedding reception game ideas that will keep your guests entertained while you’re dealing with wedding business, and will get them chatting and laughing with each other, and making friends fast.

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A rustic spring wedding by Krista Mason

Lovely bride and groom photo at golden hour

With a hint of rustic and a lot of romance, today’s rustic spring wedding is sure to bring some charm into your Monday! Photographed beautifully by Krista Mason Photography, Jade and Grieg’s special day at the Braemer Country Club in Southern California was a classic and simple celebration with lots of pretty touches. For starters, Jade’s elegant bridal gown is totally timeless, and her bridesmaids look perfectly lovely in their long dusty purple dresses!

From their gorgeous wedding ceremony with a stunning floral arch to their rustic reception with fun spring wedding details like watering cans and baby’s breath, this is one fun wedding you won’t want to miss out on seeing!

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How to register for cash without looking tacky

Gorgeous wedding gift table decor

Refinery Vintage

One of the biggest questions we get from brides is how to tastefully ask for cash. It’s frowned upon, but if you already have everything you need for your new home, why register for even more items that’ll just be clutter? In this post, the resident registry experts at Zola will tell you everything you need about how to register for cash in a tasteful way.

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Wedding hairstyle tips: how to find your perfect bridal hair

wedding hair piece

Elizabeth Fogarty Photography

So, you’re engaged to be married, congrats! At this point you may be stuck between trying to plan for peonies on a baby’s breath budget and fighting tooth and nail for your dream venue during the thick of the wedding season, but don’t let your wedding hairstyle add to the long list of stressors.

We’re here to help! We got wedding hairstyle tips from Jordan Zimlich, an updo guru at Skyline Downtown Salon, to find out how she helps her clients nail a look fit for walking down the aisle.

Choosing a style should be a fun, flexible experience that your knowledgeable stylist is ready to walk you through – let’s get right to it! Below are some key items to remember when deciding on a style for the day you say “I do.”

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