Planning Tips

Your wedding party is typically comprised of those you love most. Siblings, childhood friends, or buddies from college are usually on the list - and often have never met! So how can you bring everyone together to ensure a fun and comfortable wedding day? Here are a few of our favorite bonding activities for your wedding party:

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GO CAMPING

Nothing helps people bond like being thrust into the great outdoors for weekend. Pack lots of s'mores and beer and pitch a tent in the middle of the woods! Your wedding party will love the flexibility and down time and everyone can gather around the bonfire at night.

HAVE EVERYONE OVER FOR A GAME NIGHT

This one is easiest if your whole group is local. A few weeks before the wedding, invite everyone over for a game night and tell them to bring their favorite appetizer. Interactive games like charades or "Heads Up" will have everyone bonding in no time!

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HAVE COINCIDING BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTIES OR WEEKENDS

We know that half the fun of your Bach-party is spending the night away from your spouse-to-be and getting to spend time with your half of the wedding party, but hear us out. You can always plan to meet at the same bar at the end of the night or maybe have brunch all together the next morning! 

HOST A PRE-WEDDING FIELD DAY

Nothing says "let's bond" like pitting your crew against each other in various field day challenges. From cornhole to beer pong to water balloon throwing contests, come up with a list of activities that fit your group and split everyone into teams. Not only will everyone have a blast, you'll get some great pictures!

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PUT THEM TO WORK!

If you have any DIY crafts you'd like to do before the wedding, do yourself a favor and outsource them to your wedding party. It's a well-known fact that getting to know people over glitter is 1,000x more enjoyable! For a more last-minute bonding activity, have them run pre-wedding errands or help setup decor on the day of.