If you and your partner are two of the estimated 21 million people now addicted to Pokemon Go, or if you know your guests are big fans of the game, there’s a chance you’re going to want to incorporate elements of Pokemon into your wedding day. As well as making a colourful and quirky addition to wedding décor, having a few Pokemon characters running around your wedding venue is a great way to keep guests entertained and add an element of fun to your big day.
To help you make your wedding as unique and as characterful as possible, here are a few ideas for how you can include Pokemon into your big day and make your celebration even more memorable.
Include Pokemon in the photos
Incorporating Pokemon into your wedding shots can make for some truly fantastic snaps. Though you probably don’t want Pokemon dancing in front of all your wedding photos, a few novelty shots will be great for the album and your future kids will love them.
Go Pokemon crazy with your accessories
Bring Pokemon fully into the real world by using the characters as inspiration for your wedding accessories. A Pokemon cake would make an excellent focal point for your wedding breakfast or you can give out models of your favourite Pokemon characters as wedding favours to ensure everyone takes home a Pokemon at the end of the day. Centrepieces, balloons and table settings can also all benefit from the Pokemon treatment.
Place a few decoys around the venue
Don’t make life too easy for your guests. Place a few colourful Pokemon decoys around the wedding venue to keep them on their toes. If you want to include friends and family who may not have smart phones or who may not yet be Pokemon Go fans, you could even have your guests collect these cardboard decoys. The person who gets the most could win a special prize at the end of the day.
Plan some time out
Though including Pokemon Go into your wedding can make for a great atmosphere and unique photos, you probably don’t want your guests glued to their screens for the whole day. Like @theknot says “the most effective way to ensure your guests don’t stay chained to their screens—and leap after that Ivysaur settled on the dessert table—is to have an unplugged wedding”, or an unplugged ceremony at least. Ask your guests to switch their phones off while you say ‘I do’ to make sure all eyes are on you.
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