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Help Your Guests Mingle With These Great Ideas

Weddings bring people together, particularly people who don’t really know each other well.

Whilst this sounds great, it can be tricky to find ways to help your guests break the ice.

So, to make sure that all your guests get talking and feel ready to let their hair down.

We have put together our guide to helping your guests mingle.

Have someone who is an introducer

Do you think it will be a good idea to have someone who can go around and make sure people are properly introduced?

If you do, then this is a great job for one of the bridal party.

They don’t have to spend their entire evening doing it, simply the first hour or so.

This is particularly good if you have family members who have travelled from overseas and may not know anyone else.


Now, we know that this is a bit like a training course, but a badge is a great way to highlight who is who.

You can make them super fun by having funny pictures of each guest on them, and they make sure that you highlight names as well as whether they are sister, father of the bride or a good friend!

Keep things moving

If your guests spend their entire time sat at a table, then the conversation will become stagnant and stale.

Instead of this, keep things moving.

This could be from outside for arrival drinks to the wedding breakfast, then out into the garden, then back in for the reception.

This will make sure that people chat outside of their immediate groups.

Trivia on the tables

Mixing up guests on tables is sometimes inevitable at a wedding, so if this is true for your guests, then why not have some wedding trivia?

These could be ice breaking questions such as who you are, as well as things like share your favourite story of the happy couple.

This gets everyone talking and makes sure that they also have a better understanding of who they are sat with.

Hire an awesome DJ

You should never underestimate the power that an awesome soundtrack can have for your guests.

So, that means it is a great idea to hire a top quality DJ and get them to put on some awesome songs.

This will not only get everyone up and dancing, but is a great way to bring people together for a bit of a boogie.

Whilst it isn’t your job to make sure that your guests are chatting during your wedding day, there are plenty of things that you can do to make sure that everything runs that little bit smoother.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is one of the UK's premier wedding DJs and the winner of multiple industry awards and accolades. His favourite wedding song? Love Shack of course - a guaranteed floor filler! You can find him on Twitter at

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