10 Fun & Carefree Weddings You Wish You’d Been Invited To

updated May 3, 2019
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Let’s face it–some weddings can be, well, boring (especially if you’re not the dancing type). You’re probably happy to be there, just to support the couple as they commit their lives to each other forever. But sometime between the rubbery chicken dinner and the encore performance of the Cha Cha Slide, you’re bound to be sitting there thinking to yourself, “This wedding would be so much better if there was a bounce house.”

And you know what? Because the world’s not fair, chances are there is a couple somewhere in the world at that exact moment who are treating their guests to three or four uninterrupted hours of carefree castle bouncing. Or piñata smashing. Or crafting confetti recipes. I can say that confidently because I found those weddings. And I brought them all here to share with you.

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There’s this Minnesota backyard wedding with a bounce house (above).

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This California bash with elegant versions of carnival games.

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(Image credit: Katelyn James)
(Image credit: Katelyn James)

This wedding where guests threw darts to create an abstract “guestbook” painting for the couple to keep.

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This Wyoming ranch wedding where the bridal party got ready in an Airstream trailer.

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This wedding in South Africa with so many lawn games, including lesser-known “lawn foosball.”

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(Image credit: Feather Love Photography)
(Image credit: Feather Love Photography)

This California wedding that was basically a really chic, boho-styled mini music festival.

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This wedding where the bride smashed open a piñata full of floss and toothbrushes right after dessert as an homage to her dentist grandfather, “Doc.”

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(Image credit: Hannah Suh)
(Image credit: Hannah Suh)

This bash where the wedding party broke into a heated game of flip cup (with blinged out cups, of course).

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This Seattle art gallery wedding where guests created confetti cocktails to throw at the bride and groom.

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And this UK wedding that broke out into a silent disco where guests all (silently, but together) danced to music broadcast into their headphones.

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