Your Guide to Breaking the Ice

Say goodbye to uncomfortable meet-and-greet activities and introduce icebreakers that painless, fun and sure to get everyone enjoying your special day.

  • Story by Photo Coralee & Alex & Words Natalie Cyra

Say goodbye to uncomfortable meet-and-greet activities and introduce icebreakers that are painless, fun and sure to get everyone enjoying your special day.

  1. The cocktail hour after the ceremony is the perfect time to introduce some games. Get a friend who’s an expert on wine to host a tasting or pairing game. You could also include ‘guess the beer’ for the lads.
  2. Create your own table coasters that have questions for guests to ask the person next to or across from them. Prompt them to share the funniest or most embarrassing memory they've shared with you or your groom. Shared laughter will bring the table together.
  3. If you are holding an outdoor wedding in the warmer months, set up outdoor games like petanque or giant Jenga. They’re easy and fun games for everyone to get involved in.
  4. Photo booths are always a good way to get guests mingling, particularly after they have had a few drinks. Add a blackboard and some chalk for guests to write on and use as props in photos. The photos act as a fun wedding favour too.
  5. When putting together your guest list, make sure you have one person on each table who is bound to get people talking and laughing. Most of the time it only takes one person to make conversation and spur on others. 

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