7 Must-Do Destination Wedding Activities for Guests | Inside Scoop

January 30, 2019 by Just Marry!

7 Must-Do Destination Wedding Activities for Guests | Inside Scoop

Wedding Planning Orlando

If you didn’t already know this about us, we love planning weddings! From grand, elegant affairs to sweet, intimate destination weddings, we enjoy every moment working with our couples. A part of wedding planning that has a tendency to get overlooked is the events surrounding the big day. Today’s Inside Scoop focuses on some of the must-do destination wedding activities for guests. Let’s get to ‘em!


A welcome reception will set the tone for the entire trip for your guests. A cocktail reception or casual dinner allows guests to get together for the first time in a relaxed setting. It also allows you as the couple to say hello to someone you may not get to talk to during the wedding.

Interested in hosting a welcome reception? We can help! We’ve arranged everything from fireworks dessert parties at EPCOT to dinners at Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter.


Are you feeling adventurous? Create a scavenger hunt around the town! Here’s an experience planned by Just Marry!’s company president, Susan Southerland:

“One of my couples who got married in Lake Cuomo, Italy wanted to do something fun with their guests the day before the wedding. We set up a photo scavenger hunt throughout the town. Guests had to take photos with a Fiat, in front of a pizzeria, tasting olive oil, and other fun spots in town. The guests had blast exploring the city and they kept visual proof of the memories!”


Not up to having the scavenger hunt but still want to get a true lay of the land? Try a group tour around the city!

Whether it’s a boat, trolley trip, or walking tour, getting your guests together to sight-see is a great way to create memories. Make sure everyone brings their cameras!


Is your wedding in an area with gorgeous scenery? Host a group hike with your guests! From Just Marry! Event Manager, Sarah Escamilla-Logan:

“I went on a hike at Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia with some of my friends during the week of my wedding. It was such a relaxing experience to get away from all the stress and hang out with friends, while also getting a great workout. Not to mention being able to see and appreciate the breathtaking views from the top, making it definitely worth it!”


If you’re hosting a wedding in a tropical location near water, snorkeling or boating are great options! Take advantage of the crystal-clear water and get up-close and personal with the sea life. Don’t forget the sunscreen!


Do you have a younger crowd coming to your wedding? Check out the city’s nightlife! Here in Orlando, a great place to go is Universal’s City Walk. There are multiple nightlife experiences at City Walk, from a karaoke bar to a bar that is designed to look exactly like Bob Marley’s home.

Worried about transportation? If you’re staying at any of the Universal Orlando Resort hotels, there are multiple forms of transportation available. If you’re staying elsewhere, don’t worry! We can always arrange chartered transportation for you and your guests.


Getting together with your guests the morning after a fun night is a great low-key activity. This is also a nice way to get everyone together one last time before you all bid your farewells.

To make this experience even more special, consider having something catered in a private dining room.


Looking for more activities for guests at your wedding? Or are you maybe seeking general advice on planning an Orlando destination wedding? Be sure to check out some of our previous posts related to these topics. Once you’ve done that, reach out to us so we can help you with your planning!

You should also download our helpful Wedding Planning Checklist to keep you on track at every stage of your wedding planning:

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If you’d like more personalized help with your wedding planning or would like to speak with one of our planners, e-mail us at info@justmarry.com and we’ll get back to you right away. We’d be happy to customize a planning option that will allow you to enjoy every moment of your planning and your wedding day!

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7 Must-Do Destination Wedding Activities for Guests | Inside Scoop

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