The wedding is not just about you and your wedding guests, but it’s about the entire package. But it's important to remember that if you want your guests to talk about your wedding for years afterward, your wedding entertainment is such an important part of your planning. But if you don't know where to begin, here are some of the most popular wedding reception entertainment ideas.
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Hiring a wedding band that brings out all the hits and gets your great aunt dancing is an excellent option, but it's important that you properly research the bands. You need to set a budget and make sure that they bring all the equipment, or at least know if you have to put on anything extra to accommodate them.
A photo booth is one of the most popular forms of entertainment at a wedding. A photo booth is one of those things that goes in the corner of the venue, but it's such a wonderful way to capture loads of memories are the guests. And as an added bonus it nicely captures the descent from sober to drunk!
If your wedding is child-friendly, it is a good idea to have something for them as well. Having entertainment for them in a different room or a corner is vital because it means the parents will get to enjoy the day, and there's less chance of trouble. If you can't stretch to hiring someone, you can organize animal balloons, dress up party corners, or you can face painting to keep everybody occupied!
This is a very unique idea, but for those couples who are from an artistic background, or have friends that are actors, a little bit of role-playing can be a great idea during the canapes. Doing a little role-play for the guests about a day in the life of the couple or how they met can be a great way to slightly poke fun at the brides and grooms.
While it's not necessarily entertainment, it is a great way to bring people together. The pizza van can obviously cover the need to have a meal, but it's best to get the pizza van out later. If everybody has a sit-down meal, having the pizza van towards the end of the day could be a great way to soak up the alcohol.
This is great for children and grown-ups and can be part of the outdoor games package. Outdoor games are very popular during summer weddings, and a bouncy castle is just the icing on the cake!
Quizzes are a nice little way for people to bond, especially those who are stuck together on a table and don't know each other. A quiz can be a very modest way for people to have fun. Because wedding entertainment doesn't have to be all-singing, dancing, and all-shouting! This can be such a great way for people to put their heads together and form some friendships over the course of the day.