There is an avalanche of options when it comes to choosing the entertainment for your wedding reception! While couples are always looking for acts that will break the mould of the usual choice of DJ, they also want something that will represent their taste and surprise their guests. If you need a little stroll down inspiration alley – then look no further we have compiled a list of options to reignite your imagination. These wedding entertainment ideas are sure to entertain your guests!
Photo booths are fast becoming a popular option for weddings. Many come with a treasure trove of props and dressing up outfits that result in fun and heart-warming memories that can be tucked away in tuxedo pockets and glittery clutch bags and enjoyed at home for years to come.
Many of your evening guests may not be featured in your official wedding photos, so this gives them an opportunity to have some professional photos taken with the bride and groom.
For a really cool photo booth, take a look at Kamper Klicks – kamperklicks.co.uk
Take cocktail hour one step further by making it interactive. Invite your guests to sample a special range of drinks such as whiskeys, wines or champagnes with an expert on hand to offer guidance and information!
While this one is strictly for the adults, there is no reason why you couldn’t set up a child-friendly version using a range of boutique lemonades.
Activities such as these are perfect to fill the lull that can sometimes occur between the end of the wedding breakfast and the beginning of the wedding reception.
Check out the unique bar by Elsie Road – elsieroad.co.uk
Opt for a nostalgic and classy (though possibly not PC) cigar bar. You are even able to create a custom blend of tobacco, exclusive to your wedding. This is a very grown up type of wedding entertainment, but one that is unusual and will set a benchmark for future weddings of friends and family – hand rolled cigars also make for great wedding favours to be enjoyed at special events in your guests lives.
Go out with a bang
Bring an element of magic to your wedding by ending it with a jaw-dropping firework display. Always guaranteed to bring an extra touch of magic to your big day, fireworks provide the final sparkle in a big, loud way!
Close-up magic is one form of entertainment that will appeal to all guests, regardless of age! Gone are the days when a man in a cheap suit pulls a rabbit out of a dusty hat, in 2015 magic is slick and current – using a combination of legacy tricks with new props such as iPhones to leave guests asking ‘how did he do that??’
There are a number of times in the day when to have magic performed; after the ceremony, while guests are being seated for the wedding breakfast or throughout the early evening before the drink starts flowing and people become brave enough to up the ante and figure out tricks!
Take a look at Oliver.B – oliverbmagic.com
Dance the night away
If you are a fan of live music but don’t want to choose a run of the mill wedding band – why not put a different spin on the musical entertainment for the evening.
There are a number of bands in the UK that specialise in music from a particular era; from the roaring 20’s to the swinging 60’s, there is sure to be a decade that cries out to in the musical stakes.
Perhaps you want to celebrate your heritage through the medium of music? Classical Spanish guitar, mariachi bands or African percussion are just some of the musical options when it comes to give a little nod to your ancestors on your special day.
For music ideas, visit Warble Entertainment – warble-entertainment.com