Your wedding is such a magical day, you look forward to it for months or even years, but your guests also look forward to celebrating with you. The wedding entertainment you choose can make it just that little bit different and exciting for your guests. In this article, we’re going to cover how you can ensure your big day stands out in each and every one of your guest’s memories!
1. A day at the fair
A wedding can sometimes feel like a circus, getting all of your family and friends in one place! Why not just embrace it? From funfair rides to circus performers, there’s a lot of ways to bring an element of showbiz to your big day. You could even go for a candyfloss and popcorn stall, or maybe have circus activities for the kids.
2. Make it a competition
With this one you can keep it traditional or go for something a little out there. Think axe throwing or space hopper races! You could also opt for British classics like egg and spoon races or welly wanging. For a British countryside wedding you can’t go wrong with elements of a posh sports day.
3. Dance the night away
Dancing at weddings is usually the same for every couple, your first dance followed by your guests joining you on the dance floor (with the dancing getting more entertaining as the night goes on!). However, you can change this up, lots of bridal parties now include surprise dance routines. Whether it’s the groom and his best men or the bride and her bridesmaids – showing off a fun dance routine is entertaining for everyone. You could even get everyone involved with a fun flash mob!
Ok so the title might not be catching on just yet, but we think using cake as a form of entertainment is a great idea! You can get your guests involved in baking cakes and bringing them to share, you could even crown a star baker. Having different awards or medals is a fun way of involving your guests whilst saving money. Or you could find other creative ways of bringing cake into your wedding like fun cupcakes, or a ‘decorate your own’ station.
5. Playing dress up
It’s becoming a common trend for weddings to have prop boxes for photos, but why not go the extra step? Have costumes for your guests to try on and pose in, or give the dance floor a bit of flare.
6. Alternative entertainment
A great way to be that little bit different is to have performers at your wedding. They can provide exciting entertainment to fit in with any theme. Fire dancers are great for an outdoor wedding or a magician for a wedding with a lot of little guests. This can also include musicians, maybe you really love rock or have a soft spot for reggae, consider hiring a band for a portion of the evening to play your favourite music.
7. Games for all the big kids
Big games are something we often have at garden parties, so why not a wedding? Big connect four or giant jenga are great options to entertain the big kids as well as the little guests. For the adults you could also try games like the shoe game or the newlyweds game to have a bit of fun with the newly married couple. Don’t forget about the childhood classics like musical chairs, stuck in the mud and tag!
8. Go big and create your own festival
We all love the atmosphere of a festival, if you’re getting married outdoors why not bring that to your wedding? Live music, wellies and beer are your key ingredients. But what else can you do for that festival feel? Think about having different purpose areas, for example a chill out zone or an area just for the kids. Plus you could end the night with a bang and set off some fireworks!
9. British countryside theme
Another fun one if you’re getting married outdoors or your venue has a nice garden space. How can you bring the British countryside into your wedding (more than just getting married in it)? Well for your entertainment you could have morris dancers or get everyone involved in a duck race! Think countryside pub or garden fete vibes.
10. Entertainment for the adults
Most weddings already provide adult entertainment, it’s called a bar. Although you can get more creative with this. How about an ice sculpture that acts as a luge for vodka? Or decorative jelly shots and boozy desserts? Prosecco bars with glitter and champagne topper options is another classy way to entertain your guests. If you want to go all out you could have your own cocktail bar and a signature cocktail just for your wedding!
We hope you have fun planning your wedding entertainment! Connect with us on our social media channels below and let us know if you used any of our ideas in your big day.