Wedding entertainment is a key part of the planning and success of the day. You tend to spend lots of time going to see bands, or getting recommendations from friends or family about groups who play fantastic music and will entertain your guests all night long.
A band and DJ are generally the accepted norm in terms of entertainment, but now there’s a move toward adding a few more surprising styles of guest entertainment into the wedding day. Be it at the drinks reception, during the meal or for that lull after the meal and before the band starts.
Think sketch artists, roving street style magicians, comedians or even tarot readers. The best part is, it will be a great surprise for your guests who won’t be expecting it.
Here’s 8 ideas to get your creative juices flowing. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.
Forget top hats and rabbits, instead think street style magicians and you’ve got it. These magicians typically mingle with the guests at the wedding and pull some amazing card tricks and street style magic to wow.
A sketch or caricature artist is not only a guaranteed to be fun for guests, but it will also leave them with a keepsake from your big day which they will hopefully have for years to come.
Laughter is one of the best ways to break the ice, so think about having a comedian come in and do a short set at the drinks reception or even during the meal to get everyone relaxed and laughing.
This is a superb surprise and a great way to add some theatre to the meal, plus it is a super ice breaker for guests if they are on mixed tables.
Have you and your partner go a celebrity you both love? Then maybe think about hiring an impersonator to mingle with guests and pose for photos with them during the reception. The key to this being a success is not to let anyone know you’ve planned it.
Why not have dancers or mini flash mob put on a performance as your guests enjoy the drinks reception or after the meal? It will be a very unexpected and an ideal way to get everyone happy and ready to dance!
Tarot, Palm or Fortune Teller
A tarot card reader or fortune teller is a really quirky way to get your guests relaxed and ready to enjoy themselves. Why not have the fortune teller set-up in the venue during the drinks reception and encourage guests to go and have their fortune told.
This is huge fun and your guests will get to feel like celebs for the day! Why not have the faux paps waiting to snap guests as they arrive into the venue or the reception room. It will also be a great keepsake for them.