While getting married is a serious business, there’s no reason why you can’t have lots of fun on your big day. We know how to create fun wedding receptions Melbourne guests rave about – it’s all about being creative and not taking yourself too seriously. Here are twenty simple (and not so simple) ideas to inject some fun into your wedding day:

  1. Have a photo booth at your wedding venue, Melbourne has plenty of photo booth hire companies
  2. Instead of carrying a bouquet of flowers down the aisle, take some bright balloons with you.
  1. Even better, give all your guests a balloon of a different colour for an awesome, colourful group photo opportunity.
  2. Hire a professional comedian to act as the MC at your wedding reception
  3. If you are going to have children attending your wedding, consider hiring a clown, magician or children’s entertainer to keep them happy
  4. Give some Polaroid cameras to select guests and watch the camera bring people together


  1. Instead of hiring cars to transport you and your bridal party to your wedding venue, get some vintage bicycles and ride there for a memorable entrance and a fun experience


  1. If cycling isn’t your thing, go one step further and hire a vintage scooter or motorbike and get to your reception that way (just make sure you have a licensed driver to take you).


  1. Have a lucky door prize for your guests at your wedding reception. Simply hide a sticker under a plate. Whoever sits at that place is the lucky winner.
  2. Put on a post-wedding recovery brunch at your wedding reception venue. Simply book the venue for the day after the wedding and provide a light champagne breakfast for your guests who choose to come along. It’s a great way to see everyone again in a more casual environment and provide something a little extra for your guests.
  3. If you are having a garden wedding, use the space to set up games for the guests. Quoits, croquet, mini golf, giant Jenga and darts are all great options.
  4. Forget the traditional cake and replace with a dessert bar full of chocolate, lollies, glazed donuts, mini cupcakes, cookies and other sweet treats.


  1. Set up a table or booth full of love-themed temporary tattoos for guests to have fun with. Think love hearts, cupid and words like LOVE. Adults and kids will love having fun putting temporary tattoos on each other.
  2. Put together a childhood photo board of you and your partner. People love looking at silly childhood photos and it will be good for older guests to reminisce of your 1hildhood too!
  3. Set up a Go Pro camera in the corner of the wedding reception venue to make a fun time lapse video of your wedding reception.
  4. Skip the traditional Saturday morning wedding date and time and book your wedding for a Friday night instead. You could book a venue where you say your vows, then have dinner and party on all night long.
  5. Encourage guests to kick off their shoes to dance. You’ll have the dancefloor full in no time.
  1. Set up a Spotify playlist online and inform guests to contribute their favourite songs before the wedding. A good time to do this is to include the information about contributing to your wedding playlist on the invitations.
  2. At the reception, switch the attire of the bride and groom to something more light and fun. A cocktail dress for the bride and lounge suit for the groom are a good place to start.
  3. If you have a treasured pet, bring the pet along to the wedding. By law, they may not be allowed in the church or reception venue (check first!) but can still be a part of the day by taking part in the official photos.


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