2016 Wedding Activities and Trends


Bride and groom drinking champagne on a boat

With so many creative ideas and upcoming trends available for weddings, it’s easy to make your day a truly memorable experience for all involved.

These days wedding planning goes far beyond choosing colours and flower arrangements. From photo booths to DIY candy stores and anniversary piñata, try adding these fun and quirky activities into your wedding day to keep your family and friends having fun all day – or night – long.

These activities can be particularly welcome if you want to make sure guests are entertained throughout the entire reception – for example, while the wedding party is being photographed.

Photo Fun

With so many new phone apps on the market, a photo sharing app can capture some fun and precious moments that your photographer doesn’t.

Invite your guests to download a photo sharing app to consolidate everyone’s perspective of your special day – most of your guests are guaranteed to have a camera on their phone and will be keen to join in the fun!

Here are a few apps to look at:


Functional Cooling

If you’re having a wedding during the warmer months, keep your guests cool by creating hand-held fans out of panel programs. Completely customisable for your specific wedding theme, these fans are both functional and provide a cute keepsake for guests.

Attach a fan to each seat for the ceremony so that no one misses out. Another idea for keeping cool is to provide parasols for your guests to shade themselves during the ceremony. These unique and beautiful accessories also make great props for photographs.

DIY Candy Store

Instead of candied almond bomboniere, ask your wedding coordinator if you can set up a dessert degustation or DIY candy store with personalised lolly bags or boxes for take-home treats. Your guests – young and old – will love them!

Consider a Melbourne waterfront venue for your wedding, with Doyles Bridge Hotel. Speak to our experienced event coordinators today and start planning your dream day.