Tradition dictates a band or DJ at a wedding ceremony. But what if your guests aren’t that much on dancing? What then? Do you have to keep them entertained in order to have a great reception? Well, yes!
Most couples pick a style and colours for their wedding, while some go as far as to pick a theme. A themed wedding is a great idea when it comes to planning the reception. Depending on what wedding entertainment ideas you can come up with, planning the after the marriage ceremony should be fairly easy.
Here is a list of 5 wedding entertainment and fun ideas that will leave your guests happy and breathless.
With a theme of magic, a bride and groom can organize their reception in many different ways. The main entertainment could be a magic show, complete with sawing one of the bridesmaids in half. They have small tables set up for fortune tellers and mind readers, build your own magic wand, and magical potions. This would appeal to both young and older individuals in attendance.
When sending out the invitations, you mention the magic theme or incorporate it into the actual invites. The decorations could be over the top or subtle, depending on your budget and the actual space.
There are several different takes on carnivals a couple could incorporate into their wedding. Depending on the time of year, and what they identify with culturally, a carnival celebration is different around the world.
A simple carnival could be the kind we all had at the end of elementary school each year. One with your favourite rides, carnival foods, and games for small prizes.
A couple could also do an old-fashioned Boardwalk style carnival with games and vaudeville-style shows. And don’t forget the face painting!
It’s no secret that people get hungry later in the night, once the banquet food is over and dancing has begun. This theme could be anything from food trucks parked outside the reception hall to different demonstrations and lessons on the couples favourite foods.
Many brides opt for dessert bars like to build your own ice cream sundae or decorate a cupcake. These are more along the line of trends that are going on now but will work with many different styles of weddings.
Having appetizers and desserts brought out near the end of the party will be a big hit with hungry guests.
- Must Love Dogs
Many couples are having their dogs as part of their big day. This can extend past the nuptials and go into the reception. Hiring a dog dance troupe or drill team that performs with their dogs is most entertaining to even those who don’t own pups.
As a thank you for attending gift, various size stuffed dogs could be waiting to go home with each guest.
A couple who loves crafts of various types could have different skill stations set up around their reception. Painting, knitting, building wood items, paper crafts, and the like will keep your guests entertained and busy. Everyone from grandparents to the kids will enjoy making a memento to bring home from your special celebration.
If going for this theme, make sure there are plenty of cover-ups for guest so they don’t leave with paint or glitter on their nice clothes. Also, stock up on cleaning supplies.