27 Genius Wedding Ideas Your Guests Will Talk About For Years To Come

Kelsey Borresen

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, we know. There’s a million little decisions to make, a budget to consider and the pressure of taking a huge step in your relationship. 

One way to relax (at least a little bit!) is to put things in perspective and remember that a wedding is really just a party. And parties are fun! That’s why we’ve compiled 27 brilliant ideas that will ensure you and your guests have a blast, no matter what. 

1 A spy decoder save-the-date

(Paper Truly)

Invitees can use the special glasses to view your top-secret wedding details.

2 Or a flow chart save-the-date

(Smitten Paper Co/Etsy)

Inject a little humor into your stationery selection.

3 A popcorn box that doubles as a wedding program

(Laura Dee Photography)

Guests can munch while they wait for your walk down the aisle. 

4 Mini tissue boxes for your cry baby friends

(Something Turquoise)

After hearing your vows, they'll need 'em!

5 A playhouse for your little wedding guests

(Arrowood Photography | Bella Dolce Events)

You've got to keep the kiddos occupied somehow.

6 A funny sign to display at the reception

(The Style Co.)

Sorry, no boring wedding crashers allowed.

7 A giant KerPlunk game

(Kate Jackson)

This oversized version of the childhood classic is a fun way to get guests to mingle during the cocktail hour. 

8 A make-your-own bloody mary bar = #BrunchGoals


We'll have ours extra spicy, please!

9 Or better yet: A French fry bar

(Brooke Courtney)

Season them to your heart's desire. And the more dipping sauce options, the better.

10 A photo booth with life-size cut-outs of you and your boo

(The Bird and The Bear)

The posing possibilities are endless.

11 And don't forget cut-outs of your guests' faces to use as props

(4 Eyes Photography)

Let them get in on the fun, too. 

12 Or a video booth instead, if you want something a little more animated

(Brooke Courtney)

Guests can share a story, give relationship advice or just goof off -- anything goes!

13 A shoe valet for tired feet

(Sarah and Ben Photography)

Invite guests to kick off their heels so they can *really* bust a move.

14 A flip cup table

(Scott Stater Photography)

Relive your college glory days with some drinking game fun. 

15 Not really a beer person? Then maybe a whiskey tasting is more to your liking

(Elizabeth Burgi Photography)

Bottom's up, y'all!

16 Table numbers with corresponding pictures of you two at that age

(Something Turquoise)

A great way to share all those cute (and occasionally embarrassing) #TBT photos. 

17 A photographic guest book

Krista Comeau | Mule Mother Books)" />Put out an instant camera, like the Fujifilm Instax, and let guests leave a pic along with their well wishes.  

18 Advice cards for family and friends to fill out

(Gia Pham at Cory Ryan Photography)

You'll have a blast reading all the responses after the wedding is over.

19 A bathroom sign that will make guests feel like a million bucks


While also reminding them to get their butts back on the dance floor.

20 A wedding cake piñata > a regular wedding cake

(Luke and Mallory)

Instead of cutting a cake, break open one of these bad boys. Be sure to put lots of fun goodies inside.

21 A caricature station creates some quirky little keepsakes

(Leah Valentine Photography)

An unconventional wedding favor your guests won't want to toss in the trash.

22 Or take things up a notch with a (real or temporary!) tattoo station

ALLEBACH PHOTOGRAPHY | The Wedding Tattooer)" />Are you feeling ink-spired yet?

23 A pizza buffet is a crowd-pleaser

(Chowen Photography)

No one will miss the salmon filets when you're serving up all this cheesy goodness. 

24 Or mini pizza wedding favors


Warning: Hungry guests may hoard these late-night bites.

25 A silent disco gets around pesky noise ordinances

(Hannah Larkin Photography)

Keep the dance party going without worrying about neighbors calling the cops.

26 Karaoke to close out the night

(Wild About You Photography)

Nothing brings people together quite like a drunk sing-along.

27 And finally, a glowstick sendoff

(Lauren Wright Photo)

A colorful spin on the beloved sparkler sendoff -- without the fire hazard. 

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.