Let’s face it, weddings are a lot more fun when everybody gets along, and there’s a great atmosphere.
But that doesn’t mean that it going to happen by magic. You’ve got to do a thing or two yourself to bring the whole wedding party together. Remember, you might know these people, but they won’t necessarily know each other.
So what can you do to get everybody involved? Check out these ideas.
Throw A Bring-Your-Own Brunch
Getting people together before the big day is the best way to make sure that you get people to bond. You don’t have to do much; just create the right atmosphere and let everything else run its course. One cool theme is to host a bring-your-own brunch. Every person in the wedding party brings an item to the table. Somebody could bring the quiche, someone else could make a cake. Another person could be in charge of the cocktails: there are no hard and fast rules here.
You could also get your friends to each bring a dish that reminds them of your groom. Now that’s a conversation starter!
Get A Group Photo
Sometimes breaking the ice with a new group of people is difficult. But one of the coolest ways to do this is to get a group photo done. There are all sorts of services out there that make this possible, including group services, like Booth Boy. Grab your buddies, get them all together for a photo with a beautiful backdrop and start experimenting.
Go To The Local Karaoke
It doesn’t matter how you do this, whether you book your own karaoke joint or go to one that’s public. The trick here is just to get everybody involved. The more people you can get singing their hearts out, the better. Everyone will get involved, and they’ll all start to relax and cohere as a group. Ultimately, that’s what you want to happen.
Once everybody has finished humiliating themselves, there are fewer barriers to overcome. People start to feel more relaxed around each other. And they’ve got something to talk about, which is, of course, important.
You can also use your karaoke night to start planning which tunes you’d like the DJ to blast out at your wedding.
Take Your Pals Bowling
Bowling is a group sport. And, as a result, it’s an excellent way to introduce your wedding party to new people. Look for members of your party who haven’t met each other before. When you split your party between two lanes, put those who haven’t met on the same team. This is a surefire way to get them talking. What’s more, a healthy bit of competitive banter tends to help relationships along.
Host A Movie Night
If the worst comes to the worst, you can always host an old-school movie night. No, watching the movie itself might not be the best way to get people talking. But you’ll soon move beyond the movie and get chatting about how you and the groom met. This is a great opportunity for your friends to swap stories with each other.
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