How Do You Entertain Guests at a Small Wedding?

There is not even going to be a dance floor

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Q: I’ve managed to actually convince my family that my twenty-guest wedding is a good idea! Considering what social butterflies my parents are, this is a huge feat!

We’re having the ceremony in a park, and we hired a photographer who will probably take photos before and after, but we’re not quite sure what else to do before and after the ceremony other than going to the restaurant we booked for some food. Does anyone have ideas to entertain wedding guests? Pretty much every wedding idea I can think of involves… more than twenty people and a far more traditional wedding set up.

Answer From the Editor

There are many ways you can entertain wedding guests, sometimes you just have to think outside the box. You can create a DIY backdrop to put in the restaurant and provide an Instax camera and some props for your guests to snap away all night long (just imagine the photos you’ll get out of your social butterfly parents). You can keep the mood loose in the photo booth by creating a playlist with everyone’s favorite dancing tunes or special requests. Or you can even do what an APW staff member did at her wedding: surprise your partner (and your guests) with a video you made just for them!

How did you entertain your guests at a small wedding?
Have you attended an intimate wedding with fringe activities worth copying?

If you want the APW community’s two cents, send it to QUESTIONS AT APRACTICALWEDDING DOT COM, and we’ll do our best to crowdsource you some answers!

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