More than 110,000 people Google â€œwedding gamesâ€ every month. Search no more: Virginia-based destination planner Antonia Christianson shares what to play and how to pull it off.
GET IN THE GAME â€œLadder golf, cornhole, washers, bocce ball and horseshoes are always a hit with guests of all ages, but weâ€™re also really loving â€˜bigâ€™ traditional games, like giant Jenga, which are a fun way to pass the time while couples and their wedding parties are taking pictures.â€
PACK IT UP â€œGames like oversize cards, dominoes and even checkers lie pretty fl at and can easily be shipped to your destination or transported in additional luggage.â€
MAKE IT PERSONAL Ã†â€œCornhole is so easy to personalize, from painting the boards in your wedding colors to monogramming the bags. Why not split guests into teams in advance and create scoreboards with clever team names as well?â€
MARK THE SPOT â€œYou defi nitely want the games to be used throughout the event, but you donâ€™t want them to pull guests away from the main reception, creating two â€˜mini events.â€™ Work with your planner, and refer to an accurate schematic of your space to place your games in the best location.â€
PAY THE PRICE â€œPricing runs from around $19 for horseshoes to a few hundred dollars for some customized cornhole boards. There are DIY options as well â€” if youâ€™re in a grassy area, you can use environmentally safe paints to paint your own game boards right on the lawn.â€