Wedding entertainment really brings your big day to life. It complements the style of your wedding, it brings guests together and, most of all, it brings lots of fun and laughter to your day. If you’re in the throes of wedding planning, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up 14 absolutely brilliant ways to up your wedding entertainment game for you right here. Enjoy these wedding entertainment ideas!
1. Wedding selfie mirrors
Hire a selfie mirror to really improve those wedding day selfies! The camera is hidden in the mirror itself and you can add props, filters and special effects to the mirror as you take your wedding day selfie. The only thing you need to do is to decide on your wedding hashtag!
2. Interactive food stations
Give your guests the chance to join in with the preparation of their food with interactive stations. Request items from a menu, personalise them and have them cooked right in front of you. If you a passionate foodie, this will be your idea of dream wedding entertainment!
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3. Digital caricaturists
Instead of giving guests a paper caricature that’s easy to lose or ruin, a digital caricaturist draws each guest on an iPad and emails the finished artwork straight through to the guests in question. These are brilliant keepsakes that guests will love.
4. Treasure hunts
Treasure hunts are a great, and inexpensive way, to entertain children at weddings. Set them a trail of clues around your venue and let them run free to find their prize.
Get the music in amongst your guests with strolling musicians during your drinks reception. Rather than setting up a static position, these musicians will move around so you can be sure that everyone will get the chance to enjoy the music and even request a song or two.
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For an outside drinks reception, opera singers are perfect. They offer something a little different and their voices definitely don’t get lost in the open air. Stick with traditional opera classics or opt for operatic interpretations of modern classics.
7. Surprise dance acts
We’ve all seen singing waiters and even singing guests at weddings but how about surprise dancers? Instead of singers coming together, let a group of dancers take to the floor in the evening for the ultimate wedding flash-mob? Opt for whatever style you like as these ‘evening guests’ entertain.
8. Balloon modellers
Children love balloon modellers so if you want to keep them amused during your drinks reception, this is the perfect entertainment. That said, adults can find it tough to resist balloon animals so it might be wise to leave extra time so everyone can enjoy this fun form of wedding entertainment.
Jugglers always capture everyone’s attention and at weddings, their acts are even more impressive. Perfect for drinks receptions or for filling the gap between your dinner and evening reception, jugglers work so well for guests of all ages.
10. A cappella singers
A cappella or barbershop singers are perfect for weddings and, when they add in a little beatboxing too, what could be better? We love seeing these guys mingling with everyone during a drinks reception and then coming together for a flash mob style surprise for your guests.
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There’s so much to choose from here from ballroom and Latin superstars to Charleston experts and even ballerinas with LED tutus! Bring a little Strictly magic to your wedding and give your guests something to watch and enjoy.
12. On-demand poetry
This is a brilliant interactive form of entertainment that’s perfect for creating unique wedding keepsakes. Super talented poets respond suggestions from guests and create one-off poems in front of guests that are fantastic wedding favours.
13. Light painting
Now this is a totally new alternative to a traditional photo booth. Guests get to play with light sabres and torches to create their own work of art as they’re photographed and captured forever. Write your names, go for super bright shapes or keep it simple – the choice is yours.
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14. iPad magicians
Bringing magic bang up to date are the new generation of digital magicians. These strolling-style magicians combine mind-reading with interactive magic and your guests will be absolutely amazed when their phones are unlocked or their star signs divined without any questions being asked at all!
Now we’ve got your thinking about wedding entertainment, here are 6 great entertainment ideas that you won’t already have seen at weddings.