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Elevate Your Wedding Fun: The Perks of Incorporating Yard Games

Updated: Apr 1

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, bringing together friends and family to witness and partake in the joyous occasion. While traditional elements like cake cutting and dancing are staples, injecting some playful charm into your festivities can take your event to the next level. One way to achieve this is by incorporating yard games into your wedding festivities. From fostering interaction among guests to adding a entertaining element for your cocktail hour, here are some perks of embracing yard games on your special day:

1. Icebreaker Extravaganza:

Weddings often bring together diverse groups of people, some of whom may be meeting for the first time. Yard games provide an excellent icebreaker, encouraging guests to mingle and bond over friendly competition. Whether it's a game of cornhole or giant Jenga, these activities offer a relaxed environment for guests to strike up conversations and create lasting memories.

2. Entertainment for All Ages:

One of the challenges of wedding planning is ensuring that all guests, regardless of age, are entertained throughout the event. Yard games offer a solution by providing entertainment that appeals to guests of all ages, from young children to grandparents. Whether it's a game of horseshoes for the adults or a yard bowling for the kids, everyone can join in on the fun.

3. Photo Opportunities Galore:

Weddings are a time for capturing cherished memories, and yard games provide an ideal space for fun candid photos. Imagine the laughter-filled snapshots of guests engaged in a game of bocce or a friendly round of croquet. These candid moments not only add a touch of whimsy to your wedding album but also serve as a testament to the joyous atmosphere of your celebration. Personally, my father and uncle had an epic match of giant jenga happen at my wedding reception. The suspense of who would knock over the tower had everyone watching and cheering them on.

4. Personalized Touch:

Incorporating yard games into your wedding allows you to infuse your personality and style into the festivities. Whether you opt for classic lawn games or quirky alternatives like giant Connect Four or ring toss, you can choose activities that reflect your interests as a couple. Consider customizing the games with your wedding colors or adding personalized touches to make them uniquely yours, like a monogram or silhouette. You can even add a prize table as a replacement for favors. Guests will have a confidence boost when they win and have a memento to take home.

5. Budget-Friendly Entertainment:

Planning a wedding involves balancing numerous expenses, but incorporating yard games can be a cost-effective way to enhance the entertainment value of your event. Compared to hiring additional entertainment or renting elaborate décor, investing in a few lawn games can offer significant bang for your buck. Additionally, many yard games are reusable, allowing you to enjoy them for future gatherings or pass them along as cherished mementos.

DID YOU KNOW? At Monarch Event Planning, we have a wide variety of yard games available for you to rent! Our current inventory includes:




Giant Jenga


Plastic Horseshoes

Tabletop Connect 4

Yard Bowling

Yard Cup Toss

Yard Twister

These playful yard game additions are sure to elevate the fun factor on your special day. So, let your guests embrace a competitive spirit and let the games begin! What games are a must have for your special day? Let us know!

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