After the I Do ~ how to entertain guests from Box & Cox Vintage Hire

A couple of weeks back I posted some tips and pearls of wisdom all about wedding day entertainment. That post leads us nicely into this, a guest post from the lovely Gemma at Box & Cox Vintage Hire.

Box & Cox Vintage Hire provide a huge selection of traditional games to bring fun and nostalgia to your wedding day. This year they’ve provided games to over 70 weddings in Cornwall, with giant jenga and edwardian coconut shy topping the charts as most popular choices.

They’re based in Helston and deliver throughout Cornwall. So, without further ado, it’s over to Gemma…

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How to keep your guests entertained after the I Do’s

The vows have been spoken, the register’s been signed, and now it’s time to celebrate!  While the guests sip their drinks and catch up with friends and family old and new, you and your new spouse slip off to capture some wildly romantic photographs you’ll treasure for years to come.



Of course, what many couples don’t always take in to account is just how long it takes to get all those wonderful photos.  Often guests can be left for an hour or more while they wait for the next exciting chapter of the day, which is why more and more couples are choosing to provide some pre-wedding breakfast entertainment.

For today’s couple, there are a great many options to choose from.  Magicians and caricaturists have been a popular choice for a few years now, however, there has been a surge in the number of couples choosing to bring some nostalgic fun in the form of traditional fairground and garden games.



Here at Box and Cox Vintage Hire we have a vast collection of games for weddings, with our Edwardian Coconut Shies being fully booked throughout this summer.  Couples just love how our games keep all ages occupied.  We hear such wonderful stories of how Granny showed all the Groomsmen how to win on the Coconut Shy! The children love classics like Hook a Duck and Splat the Rat, and the ladies always enjoy an elegant game of Croquet on the lawn.

The main feedback we get from our couples is how much their guests loved the games and how it had filled the time before sitting down to eat. Some of our couples had even gone all out, creating Giant Jenga play-offs and Fairground Games tournaments with prizes, which went down a storm and made for some amazing photos! And what’s always great, with most of our games being suitable for use both inside and out, no matter what the weather, they can still bring bags of fun.

Hook a Duck and Coconnut Shy image credit: Nick Walker Photography (the rest are Gemma’s own handywork!)

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If you love the sound of this and would like to add some nostalgic fun to your wedding day, get in touch with Gemma:



Email: [email protected]


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