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10 Fun Wedding Entertainment Ideas

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10 Fun Wedding Entertainment Ideas
Author : Wedding Photography Select
Article Date : 23 Jun 2015


A glass of Prosecco and a band just won't cut it anymore. If you want your wedding to be remembered, you need to offer something in the way of entertainment.

Luckily, there are plenty of fun and easy ways to entertain your guests without pulling focus on the people who matter to the bride and groom. Here are ten of our favourite wedding entertainment ideas.

1. Reception music


A string quarter, a harpist or a pianist will add an extra touch of class to your reception as your guests eat, drink and chat.

2. The newlyweds dance


This is fast becoming a wedding favourite' As your romantic first song comes to an end, give the band a wink, and bust out a highly-choreographed, comically energetic dance as newlyweds.

3. Something for the kids


Young children can find the long reception a bit tedious, so hire a face painter, balloon artist or magician to keep them entertained while the speeches are going on.

10 fun wedding entertainment ideas



4. Fairground games


If you are having an outdoor wedding, channel the vibe of a country fair with a few quaint stalls and traditional games such as a coconut shy, a welly throw, or a hoopla.

5. Hire another band


Hiring two or three wedding bands will allow you to choose a mixture of musical genres and ensure that everyone has an excuse to hit the dance floor.

6. Start a ceilidh


Once upon a time, hundreds and hundreds of years ago, no wedding was complete without a traditional Celtic ceilidh. Hire some local musicians (you will need at least one fiddler, a bodhran player or drummer, and a wind instrument such as the bagpipes, flute or tin whistle) and a great caller who can teach everyone the steps.

7. Animal magic


Country weddings can usually facilitate a small petting zoo (think goats, pigs and llamas, nothing with man-eating tendencies), while beach weddings offer the perfect location for a retro donkey ride.

8. Cocktail masterclass


Hire a professional mixologist to rustle up some exotic cocktails for your guests before the wedding breakfast. Encourage guests to watch them work, and treat them to a mini masterclass while they are waiting for their drink.

9. Talking points


When the conversation is flowing, people make their own fun. Inspire conversation by setting up unique talking points around the reception, a cool ice sculpture, a quirky wedding cake, or even a couple of living statues.

10. Invite a 'celebrity'


Lookalikes can be booked through local talent agencies, and some of them are very convincing! Have 'Barack Obama' pop in to say hello, or 'Wills and Kate' welcoming guests to a royal-themed wedding. Alternatively, you could hold out for the real thing! Gary Barlow has a habit of turning up to fans' wedding receptions if you ask him nicely via Twitter