With the weather taking a warmer turn (at least here at our Texas wedding rentals warehouse!), we’re mentally ready for swimming pools and summer breezes. Spring and summer are popular seasons for outdoor weddings, even in the Texas heat. Newlywed couples and guests both love the laidback atmosphere of an outdoor wedding, complete with summery cocktails and evening fireflies. With May only a couple weeks away and summertime right around the corner, plenty of brides are pulling together the final details for their outdoor receptions. We think it’s a perfectly sweet time of year to get married outdoors, as long as you provide plenty of entertainment to your guests!
With an outdoor wedding, there’s greater opportunity to entertain your guests with memorable games. An outdoor wedding typically lends itself to more space for activities, encouraging a more dynamic atmosphere than an indoor reception. With just a few custom entertainment touches, you can have guests talking about your wedding long after the night has ended! You’ll love interacting with friends and family, and they’ll appreciate the personalized touch. Take a peek at a few of our favorite outdoor entertainment activities for spring and summer weddings:
What would an outdoor event be without a game of corn hole? Easy to set up (and clean up!), simple to learn, and fun to play, corn hole is an appealing game for all ages. Let guests enjoy tossing a few beanbags, or up the ante by setting up an informal bracket with a prize for the winner at the end of the night. Take the game to the next level with our custom game set, complete with “Mr.” and “Mrs.” monograms and pink and blue bean bags!
Don’t stop the fun at cornhole! Add horseshoes, bocce ball, croquet, and more. Young and old guests alike will love heading over to the game station and trying out all the activities. Don’t forget to personalize each station with wedding signage. Whether custom-lettered on chalkboards or handwritten on wooden signs, a personal touch makes a memorable impression (and a great photo opportunity!)
Keep guests entertained prior to the wedding party’s arrival by adding a fun element to your tablescape. We love the idea of custom Mad Libs for the newlyweds to collect at the end of the night. Have guests fill in the blanks with silly wedding advice (i.e., No matter what happens, always ______ daily. Never go to bed _______. Don’t forget to ______ before you _______). Or, create cards taking suggestions for date nights, vacations, or general marriage advice. Add a few of our Texas wedding rentals décor elements for a charming tabletop display. These activities are the perfect way to get guests talking and keep them busy before the reception activities begin. Guests will enjoy the opportunity to dish out their best advice, and you and your sweetheart will be laughing over their silly answers for months to come.
Consider adding some old-school fun to your reception with board games available for whoever wants to play. Place a different game on each table, or have a “game station” where guests can challenge each other to a round of their favorite game. Go the extra mile with oversized games like Giant Jenga or checkerboards the size of picnic blankets. Board games are particularly ideal for receptions with elderly guests who may not be able to hit the dance floor all night long, but any age can certainly enjoy a round of tic-tac-toe or dominoes.
We’re sure you and your guests will have a blast with these outdoor activities. These forms of entertainment will bring together guests of all ages, spark conversation, and keep the event flowing smoothly. We’d love to see how you take each of these activities to the next level with your own wedding style! Just tell us how we can help—our Texas wedding rentals team would love to assist in bringing your outdoor entertainment ideas to life.
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