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Wedding Experiences

Wedding Experiences

The last few years, experiences have become more popular than tangible things. Experiences are fun activities you participate in within a specific event. They create memories far after your guests lose your wedding programs. While your wedding is a once in a lifetime event in and of itself, you can make it packed full of memorable fun by adding wedding experiences to your day. Here are a few ideas!


If your venue has the option for an outdoor reception or cocktail hour, this is a fun option. Games such as bags, bocce ball, giant Jenga, and Twister are amazing games to add extra fun to your wedding day! This gives your guests plenty of activities to keep them occupied as you wrap up your wedding photos. They will surely not forget how much fun they had!

Make Your Own

Do you have a large group who isn’t so sure about dancing? Keep them busy with a make your own activity while they wait to become dance floor ready as their liquid courage to kicks in. Make your own experiences can range everything from make your own wedding favor to make your own custom drink or dessert bar! Guests will love customizing this fun experience to their taste and preference.

Boat Ride, Petting Zoo, or Pool Party

While definitely venue specific, these amazing experiences will definitely take the cake. If your venue is on a lake, treat your guests to boat rides. If you’re getting married on a farm, guests may be able to enjoy petting and feeding the animals. Guests will have to prepare in advance, but having a pool party as part of your reception will be one-of-a-kind, refreshing fun for you and your guests. Keep your venue in mind as you think about experiences. So many options are available if you think creatively.

Dance Lessons

Having two left feet is nothing to be afraid of when you bring in the experts. Your guests can enjoy learning some new dance moves by having dance instructors come in to teach you and your guests some ballroom dance! Everything from swing dance to tango can be easily taught in a few minutes, but you and your guests will have fun memories, and impressive dance moves,  for years!


Table to table entertainment may not be for everyone, but if you have a group of guests who prefer to stay at their tables a magician is a great way to keep them entertained. Cocktail hour is another ideal time for a magician to perform. Some guests may not know many people, so having entertainment is a great topic to promote natural, easy mingling.

Are you planning experiences into your wedding day? Does your wedding venue have built in experiences? We’d love to hear about your plans! Comment your plans below. For more wedding planning tips and inspiration check out more Chicago Wedding Blog posts below! Happy Planning!

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