Whilst our Love Stories do offer a truly unique and special memento for you and your guests, at heart they are still a form of entertainment. We have created a range of activities for you to choose from that will entertain, engage and enthral your guests.
The CherryTop Weddings team is the same team that founded both Treasure Trails, and E3 Trails. These two businesses both focus on providing entertaining experiences respectively for the family leisure and education sectors. In both cases, the entertainment is provided in the form of activities, puzzles and challenges within the experiences.
In the 15+ years that the team have been creating these experiences, one very important realisation we have come to, as obvious as it sounds, is that different people are entertained in different ways.
For that exact reason, we have created a wide range of activities to choose from. There are personalised quiz activities, puzzle style activities for the more traditionalist guests, activities for the creatives amongst us, whimsical activities, lateral-thinking challenges, and many more.
Many of the activities involve submission of answers to the Wedding Wall (particularly popular with the more competitive guests), many can be played at the same time by absent friends, and many can be done at another time or place entirely.
There really is a wide range.
When it comes to building your Love Story experience and creating your perfect booklets, that is when you will need to choose which activities you would like to include. You will have to select 6 activities for your booklets.
In the meantime, the information below should give a little flavour for how some of them work, and what they can offer your guests.
The Happy Couple Quiz
We’ve probably all seen or at least know how the Mr and Mrs Quizzes on the TV work. Here is your chance to make one for yourselves, but the question is, how well do your guests know you? You’ll need to think of six fun questions about yourselves, where the answer is one or the other of you. The questions can be as sensible or wacky as you wish! Not only will your guests have some fun but they will also learn a little bit about you.
The Limerick Challenge
I am a limerick game, creating laughter is my aim, if you choose me, I’ll fill your guests with glee, because they won’t always be quite so tame. Your guests are given the opening line of a limerick and must use their wit, imagination and creativity to complete the remaining lines. You choose from a number of possible opening lines that all end with words with rhyming potential, no silver or oranges here! If you choose this activity, your Wedding Wall will include a limerick page, giving your guests the ability to upload their creations, so you can keep them forever.
Secret messages, a twist on a classic puzzle, and even a riddle. Sure to have your guests swapping answers and sneaking peeks, this is a wordsearch like no other. The words to be found in the heart-shaped grid are all linked to weddings and marriage, and the remaining letters spell out a tricky riddle that will have the guests chatting, conferring and hopefully not cheating!
Words of Wisdom
Also known as mad libs, this improvising little activity gives your guests a piece of text which requires them to fill in blanks to create sentences. Trust us, it’s more exciting than it sounds! The result of their efforts should be a fun source of advice to help you have a long and happy marriage. If you choose this activity, your Wedding Wall will include a ‘Words of Wisdom’ page, giving your guests the ability to upload their creations, so you can keep them forever.
Our Secret Message
Breaking codes, discovering hidden messages, deciphering symbols, this activity has it all. You’ll write a secret message for your guests, which will be converted into a secret code which the guests can decipher using the symbols on the page in the booklet. You can of course write any message you wish. However, whether your guests can crack your code and uncover the message is a different story.
One of our favourites, this creative game sees you write down a brief description of a scene or place that is very special to you both. Your guests are then encouraged to draw this scene in the frame on the page. If you choose this activity, your Wedding Wall will include a ‘Picture This’ page, giving your guests the ability to upload their creations, so you can keep them forever. Drawing talents are absolutely not required, the less talented ones often make for the more hilarious submissions!
The Round The World Wedding Quiz
The world would be a dull place if we all liked the same thing, goes the saying. This quiz is based on wedding traditions around the world, and trust us, they are not dull! It’s multiple choice with 12 questions all based on wedding traditions from around the world. If you or your guests think they have been to strange weddings before, think again…
Say What You See
This activity does what it says on the tin. Clichés aside though, this cheeky challenge is made up of 6 visual puzzles which depict a word, phrase or well-known saying linked to weddings. A certain amount of lateral thinking is required, and this activity will certainly generate a huge amount of debate around the tables. Let the brain-teasing begin!
Find The Guest
The ultimate ice-breaker, requiring your guests to speak to as many other guests as they can. Points can be won for identifying guests that match the criteria on the page, from finding guests who have climbed mountains, to ones with a certain number of siblings. It is a great way of getting guests who don’t know each other to talk to and get to know each other, just watch out for that one relative who will tell you they’ve done everything, everyone has one!
Wedding Speech Bingo
Cue hilarious results, we have created a bingo card for the page which contains popular words and phrases used in wedding speeches. As guests listen to the speeches, they can cross off any that are said by the speakers. The question is will anyone get a line or a full house? Eyes down!
True Or False?
You will miss an opportunity if you don’t choose this activity. Now was that true or false? We’ll let you decide. For this one, you’ll need to think of 3 fun or bizarre facts about yourselves. We will then mix these up with 3 falsehoods, which you can either write yourselves or choose from a list we will provide (some are tame, some are wild!). Your guests then have to decide which of the 6 facts on the page are true, and which are false.
Popping The Question
You’ll need to think of 5 questions about yourselves where the answer to each question is a number. These 5 answers will be put on balloons on the page in the booklet, along with an extra number which was not an answer to one of your questions. The guests’ job is to work out which balloon is left by popping the 5 balloons containing the correct answers to your questions. It’s actually a lot simpler than it sounds, and it’ll have your guests questioning their choices and debating with each other before heading to the answers.
Where Were We?
Who needs Insta, we’ve got Ana. Yes, this is an anagram game. The anagrams though will be of places you have visited or are important to you. Once you’ve thought of 6 places, your answers will be converted to anagrams which the guests must then unravel. Did your colleagues know you’d been to Outer Mongolia? They do now!