In recent years wedding planning has grown to encompass a multitude of DIY-inspired, cross-cultural and creative elements. From photo booths to make-your-own sundae bars: the sky is the limit when it comes to planning fun wedding activities.
Speaking of the sky, when you choose an outdoor wedding he potential for fun guest activities increases ten-fold. From a little competitive astronomy to getting tome grass between the toes: here are some of our favorite outdoor wedding activity ideas:
Everybody loves a little competition, and if you get your wedding guests interacting with each other in this way, they’ll have a lot of fun. Consider setting up three-legged and egg spoon races for the kids. Try ring and bean bag tosses for the adults. For the senior citizens, why not host a little trivia game they can enjoy from their tables?
Under the Big Top
If you have a tented wedding venue make use of the space by setting up a band and getting your guests out of their seats to dance. You may want to look into a folk band with all acoustic instruments or seek out musicians who specialize in music to which you have a personal connection. Pro tip: if you do not have a dance floor – provide flip flops or encourage guests to dance barefoot!
Set up a DIY Photo “Booth”
One of the most creative ideas to take root in recent years is the DIY photo “booth.” A makeshift frame, some props and a hashtag are all your guests need to become instant wedding photographers. For an outdoor wedding venue, consider selecting spots that showcase the natural beauty of the setting, hang a frame from a tree limb, put down a basket of props and let your guests do the rest.
Send Guests Home with the Gift of the Great Outdoors
Another of our favorite trends in wedding planning is the idea of green party favors. Many green-thumbed couples have opted to replace traditional wedding favors and centerpieces with seeds, starts and small plants for guests to take home. Take things a step further with a “plant your own seed” bar where guests may make their own green wedding favor to help commemorate your special day.
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Gorge-ous Weddings offers an outdoor wedding venue at Wind Mountain Ranch in the Columbia River Gorge. There are three ceremony locations, overnight accommodations for the wedding party, and mountain and river views. Contact us today to learn more!