Want to add some crazy fun to your wedding plans? Of course, you do!

Lots of things can make your wedding memorable such as customized guest favors printed with a silly quote. But if you’re looking for something to really spice things up, I’ve got some great ideas coming your way!

Hack one or several of these hilarious ideas for your pre-wedding parties or the big day. It’s your wedding. Why not make it extra special?

10 off-the-charts wedding planning ideas

Hey, there’s nothing wrong with traditional customs. But a few off-the-wall wedding activities can draw loads of smiles from friends and guests. And it’s the perfect solution for making your day unique!

Take a look at these crazy wedding ideas for inspiration:

1.  Plan a pre-wedding “field day”

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What better way to get your wedding party acquainted than a pre-wedding field day! Photo from BuzzFeed.com

Organize a fun activity a few weeks before your wedding day. Make it a hands-on game that gets everyone involved. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen can mix it up while getting to know each other before the wedding bells ring!

2. Say cheese!

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Tap into social media to remind your guests that your big day is on the horizon. By A Bride on a Budget

Periodically post photos on social media during the months prior to your big day to remind friends and relatives of your upcoming nuptials. Balance it out with photos of the bride and groom separately and together. Try taking pictures of tasks you’re doing to prepare for the wedding such as DIY activities or shopping for dresses.

3.  Shake up tradition

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Mature girls can be wedding flower girls, too! Photo courtesy of Offbeat Bride

Ask an adult — grandma, a favorite aunt or teacher — to scatter those petals up the aisle on your wedding day! Flower girls don’t have to be under 6!

4. Share the spotlight with your besties

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Brief bios of the wedding party help everyone get acquainted. By Bride2be.tumbler

Include in your program a short bio of each wedding party member to give them a little stardom and reduce the “Which one is the bride’s sister?” questions from guests. Keep it brief and respectable.

5.  Wow the kiddos at your wedding

Keep the kids entertained with small packs of crayons, paper and candy. This might not be the most original wedding reception idea, but it’s one that will make a whole lot of kids and adults very happy.

6. Flashback to childhood

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“Cootie catchers” can entertain guests as they discover tidbits about the bride and groom. Image by Etsy

Set a few “cootie catchers” at each table at the wedding reception to challenge your guests’ knowledge of the bride and groom. It’s a really nice conversation starter!

7. Gather your childhood photos

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Post old photos of the bride and groom as kids to amuse and direct your guests (particularly alcohol-impaired ones!) to the right bathroom.

Hang funny and perhaps a few awkward photos of the newlyweds (at all ages) in various places at the reception such as on bathroom doors, the entranceway, gift table and bar area. Nothing too embarrassing, please!

8. A gridiron garter toss

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Let the bride’s garter go airborne on a football with a personal message to the recipient. Photo by Mon Cheri Bridals.

Why fling that garter by hand when you can send it sailing on a football or other flying object? Add a message and the “receiver” will catch a nice keepsake.

9. Make a wedding welcome bag

wedding welcome bag gift idea

Fill a custom gift bag with bottles of water, customized can coolers and a stylish Do Not Disturb sign for the perfect wedding gift ideas for guests planning an overnight stay. Other wedding favor ideas to include are area maps, snacks, bulk hand sanitizer and lip balm.

10.  Post-wedding idea

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Keep those precious wedding cards in a secure binder to leaf through for years to come. Image by Etsy

A small binder and a paper punch are all you need to corral your cards (and envelopes, if you desire) in one place! You and your sweetheart can scroll through the collection every five years or so for a lovely walk down memory lane!

Keep the wedding fun going!

That’s a mere sampling of the crazy fun things you can do to impress your guests and set the tone for a fantastic, memorable day!

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Let Totally Wedding Koozies help you boost the fun with wedding favors such as customized napkins and party sunglasses. Use the fun and romantic sayings in our templates or create your own wedding gift ideas! Our graphic designers are full of ideas to get you started.

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This blog was updated Feb. 24, 2023.

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  1. These are great ideas as I help my sis to plan her wedding. Especially like the kids crayon pack to keep the kiddos busy!

    • Hello Randi. So glad you liked the article! I have lots of nieces and nephews so I know how rowdy (or grumpy!) the little ones can get if they don’t have anything constructive to do. If there’s anything I can do to help you or your sister with her wedding plans, don’t hesitate to contact me or our customer service department. Best wishes!

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