With summer over and the dark autumnal nights appearing why don’t we look back at the sustained period of glorious sunshine we had and start to think of a pretty, outdoor wedding ceremony or reception. A great way to entertain your guests is with some classic garden games that can be played outside. Not only is this a perfect ice breaker for friends and family who might be meeting for the first time, it’s also a brilliant way to get everyone involved and having fun and trust us, it won’t just be the children. If you’re stuck for ideas, read on through our blog of fantastic outdoor wedding games that are suitable for every celebration.

Festival styled weddings are extremely popular right now and if you’re having one or planning to have one, then why don’t you add to the summery feel by having carnival style outdoor wedding games? Surely, the ultimate carnival game, is the coconut shy. This classic game will keep your wedding guests entertained for hours.

Why not take your guests back to their school sports days with a super competitive sack, space hopper or animal race. This game guarantees hilarious moments, especially after a few glasses of bubbly.

Get the party going with a game of limbo. Our limbo set will certainly get everyone giggling and forgetting their inhibitions.

Everyone loves the competitiveness of games. Hoopla and Ring Toss are two of our games that are perfect to divide your guests into teams and see who wins. Your photographer will be able to capture those precious and funny moments of the teams’ reactions.

Skittles is the perfect lawn game and suitable for all ages. Set up teams of guests that might not know each other to ensure this game helps to get the chat started.

The traditional game is always so tense, so our giant garden version definitely takes it to the next level. It is a must have outdoor wedding game so make sure your photographer snaps lots of pictures of your guest’s reactions when the tower falls.

Somewhat of a forgotten game but hula hooping is perfect for an outdoor wedding. Ensure your photographer snaps some great pictures of your guests doing their best hoola or turn it into a competition by seeing who can hoola the longest, you will be able to talk about this game for years to come.

Splat A Rat really is a traditional carnival game. With our slightly modern version, your guests will have great fun dropping the rat and trying to splat it, it will entertain them for hours.

Another traditional carnival game is Tin Can Alley. With our adapted game being on a ladder not only will your guests be playing for hours, it will certainly be a talking point for years to come.

Maybe not one for the children but darts will certainly provide a competitive edge. With so many variations from closest to the bull, hit a double, around the board or the traditional 501, your guests will be entertained for hours.

You have heard of ball in a hole, well why not use our take on this traditional carnival game, bag in a bowl. A great game for adults and children alike.

Bride v’s Groom in the ultimate tug of war game will have all of your guests in stitches but be sure to remove those heels before the battle commences.

If you would like to find out more about our outdoor reception idea’s then please feel free to email us at info@ktvvenuestylists.co.uk. Special thank you to Event and Wedding Photography by Karl Drage and The Willow Tree Photography for providing these wonderful shots.

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