Wedding surprises are a fun way to entertain your guests and make your wedding memorable not just for you and your groom, but for everyone involved.
If you’re looking for unusual ways to surprise your guests at your wedding, check out the following unconventional wedding surprise ideas below.
- Include Cultural Rituals
If you or your parents come from a different country, why not include cultural activities at your wedding? There are many unique wedding rituals that you can include depending on where you came from. There is a hand-binding ceremony, sand ceremony, unity candle, and more.
If you have Chinese blood, for example, you can incorporate bowing to each other during the ceremony or include a Chinese tea ceremony. For the reception, you can also change into a traditional wedding attire or do a traditional wedding dance instead.
- Surprise Wedding Performance
Surprise entertainment has actually become very popular to the point that it’s almost expected for every wedding. If you really want a surprise performance for your wedding though, you may still be able to manage a ‘surprise’ by including a quirky element into it.
For instance, you can do a choreographed dance with your groom wearing matching costumes from your favorite movies, books, places, etc.
If you’re the groom and you want to surprise your bride with a dance, instead of doing a flash mob with the groomsmen, as is usual, why not inject an unexpected element and turn it into a musical, singing lines from your vows. You can also incorporate props in your routine, like a flower bouquet that you can hand over to her at the end of your performance.
- Play A Prank
Is your groom a die-hard fan of a celebrity? You don’t have to break your budget by inviting the celebrity over just to surprise him. Instead, hire a celebrity look-alike!
Having a famous personality sauntering in your reception will cause quite a stir with your guests, not to mention cause your groom’s jaw to fall on the floor.
- Create a Guest Activity Zone
If you’re having a lawn cocktail party, you can amuse your guests by creating an activity zone where they can play lawn games, like giant Jenga, balloon dart, or giant tic-tac-toe.
If lawn games are not your thing, you can create a make-your-own-cocktail bar, for your guests to mix their own drinks and have fun at the same time. In addition to this, there are still other variations that you can do, like make-your-own-icecream with nitrogen.
If you have kids as guests on top of your entourage, you can also make a kid’s table. Fill it with activity books and crayons. Don’t forget to keep handy a liberal number of treats to distract them with.
- Live Event Painting
Hire a live event painter not just to paint the event as it unfolds, but also to paint your guests as they enjoy the occasion. You can give it as a gift later so they don’t just come home with the usual photo booth pictures.
This is a nice way for your guests to remember your wedding and it’ll surely leave a deep impression.
Confetti is always a surprise and nice to have in momentous part of the wedding. You can do this on your grand entrance as Mr & Mrs or your exit. Doing so will add a festive vibe to the celebration.
If budget isn’t a problem, you can also hire specialists for a firework display. If you want fireworks without the price tag, try sparklers. Have your coordinator hand one to each of your guests and cue them on when to light them up.
- Replace The Usual Bridal Car
Instead of using boring bridal cars as a getaway vehicle, escape with something unconventional and fun like a motorcycle! Do you know how to drive one? Then, it would be cool to have each of you driving your own. Don’t let the occasion or your dress stop you from making it look like a scene from a movie.
If a motorcycle is too much to handle, try a Vespa. The tone down version will be a bicycle. Also, it would also be cute to drive away in golf carts. As a suggestion, you can DIY the golf cart to match your wedding theme.
You Can Wow Your Guests!
Dig into your creative self or use these suggestions to surprise your guests on your special day. Create a super fun and extraordinary wedding your guests won’t likely forget for a long time.