When You Don't Need Alcohol To Have a Good Time: Tips For Having a Fun Dry Wedding

Dancing at Dairyland Wedding

{Dancing at Dairyland – Green Ginger Photography}

While beer, wine, and liquor are often something folks expect at a wedding reception, some couples prefer not to have any alcohol at their celebration for religious or other reasons. What do you do when you’ve decided to cut the booze? There are many fun and unique ways to still help your guests have a great time at your dry soiree. We’ve talked with a few awesome event pros in the area and have come up with some ideas for your wedding or next special event! If you’re hoping to just save some cash but would still like to have alcohol at your wedding, take a look at this other feature on our blog for tips to save money on catering. If you’re already planning to have alcoholic beverages at your wedding but are looking for some bonus amusements to add on to your nuptials, then, please, read on!


Often, alcohol can help guests loosen up and be more open to chatting and enjoying themselves. Having some fun interactive activities available for your guests to jump into will help break the ice.

Chad McNett, of Emerald City Photo Booth, said their photo booths are very versatile and can work for all kinds of events. From intimate classic sized booths to their open air “party booth” to fit a large or small group in one photo, you can customize the backdrop, add special text, and use fun prop kits to really get your guests laughing and engaging.

Photo booth for Snohomish wedding

{ color Photo booth pic: Dana Pleasant Photography}

Emerald City Photo Booth at Snohomish wedding

{black and white Photo booth pic: Emerald City Photo Booth}

Kids and adults alike will love these giant-sized lawn games from Yeti Yard Games. This husband and wife duo have created roughly eight different affordable options for couples to choose from. They have some classic games like corn hole, Jenga, and croquet, to more obscure options like Plinko and giant banana grams! Your guests will be competing all night. You might want to even come up with some prizes for winners!

yard games at snohomish wedding venue