11 Clever Ways to Get Your Wedding Guests Involved
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Tweet your wedding, Times Square-style: Create a TweetWall that gets projected at your event, so guests can see their Tweets appear live with a custom hashtag.
QR Code Wedding Favors
Hook up your guests with a digital party favor — the wedding playlist, a movie or a collection of photos, for instance — via a QR code imprinted on letterpress cards. Just scan and get your swag to remember the happy couple by.
Wedding Party App
This app makes it easy for your wedding guests (AKA smartphone-ographer army) to send their photos to one collective nuptial album. Now you’ll be able to look back on all the unexpected candids as seen through your guests’ eyes. The app also lets guests create a digital guest book with their profiles and stories, and keeps everyone in the loop on wedding details.
You’ve heard of wedding programs, but how about wedding credits? Guesterly creates beautiful booklets that introduce your entire guest list to the major players of the wedding, including fun facts and pictures.
Give Out Special Assigned Roles
The wedding party isn't the only place for special roles — your loved ones can add personal flair to all the aspects of your ceremony. How about having a Confetti Captain, Dance Motivator or Directions Coordinator? Everyone can contribute and feel important.
This company is a photo booth with a twist: Guests can record an eight-second video and see it turned into a printed, bound flip book to take home. It can even have your custom design on the cover.
You’re blending two families, and many of your guests will be meeting for the first time. Placing slips of paper with conversation starters on each table (“My favorite ‘80s sitcom was ...” is always a hit) can help them break the ice.
Remember handing out disposable cameras? Here’s the 2.0 version: A time lapse camera like this one captures a sunset, or the cake slowly being hacked to bits. The images can be strung together to make a beautiful short film later.
What do you do with all the short videos your guests capture during your wedding? You can combine them into one with this service. Invitees upload their vids to the app, then WeddingMix pros edit them and any photos you select into a single wedding video, music and all.
Attaching cute homemade buttons to each person’s place card is a fun way to encourage guests to wear them and meet new people. A fun fact could be added to each button to help guests break the ice. (“I didn’t know you were a contestant on Wheel of Fortune...”)
When you take your guests’ meal preferences, add a question: “Song request?” Give all the requests to your DJ, and you’ll have a playlist that’s guaranteed to get everyone moving and grooving.