Photo Credit: Athens Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

Often times, we want to document every second of the most important moments of our lives. A huge part of our wedding day is the photos. We take photos before, during, and after the wedding with and without friends and family. It’s only natural that we would want to document every moment of a day we have spent so many months planning. However, when taking all these photos, it’s easy to forget about your guests and keeping them entertained. During the planning phase of your wedding, it’s important to plan activities to keep your guests from becoming bored.

Cocktail Hour

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Photo Credit: Athens Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

The most classic way to keep your guests entertained is by having a cocktail hour. Serve some light refreshments and give your guests the opportunity to mingle and catch up with people they may not have seen. An important thing to note about the cocktail hour is that it should not last much longer than an hour. If the cocktail hour goes on and on, you could risk boring your guests.

Take Photos Before The Ceremony

Cassie and Blake's Wedding

Photo Credit: Athens Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

If you are a couple who places a high importance on photos, plan time before the ceremony to take photos. If you take the majority of your photos before hand, you can cut out a lot of time in the photos you take after the ceremony, saving the photos taken after the ceremony to photos with the family or photos of the bride and groom together.

Interactive Activities

Marilyn and Russell's Wedding Day

Photo Credit: Athens Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

Interactivities are a great way to get your guests involved and keep them busy while you take pictures after your wedding. Many interactive activities that could be an option for your guests are karaoke or a photo booth. These activities are not only fun for the people who are participating in them but they also draw in the onlookers and keep them entertained as well.

Lawn Games

Cassie and Blake's Wedding

Photo Credit: Athens Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

A cute way to keep your guests entertained is through lawn games or trivia games. These games are great ways to get everyone involved in your wedding. You could have a trivia game quizzing guests on how well they know the bride and groom. This is a great opportunity to share some amazing throwback photos that will keep your guests laughing for days.

When planning the time to take your wedding photos, it’s important to find a balance between taking all the photos you want and not being rude to your guests’ time. Your wedding day is ultimately about celebrating how far you’ve come as a couple with your friends and family so you don’t want to be too caught up in trying to capture every single moment. On the other hand, it’s important to take these photos so you can remember this milestone for the rest of your life.

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