20 Ways To Entertain Your Wedding Guests
Entertaining your guests has never been easier. There are so many ways to interact with your friends and family and keep them happy and relaxed at those ‘in between’ times of your big day. Here are just some ideas that have worked really well with our wedding couples; we’d love to know what you are planning to do.
Book a traditional or themed photo booth and let your wedding guests loose with props and accessories. Or try a video booth and let your friends and family leave you messages of love and luck.
If your wedding venue has a no music policy (some that are situated very near to other homes, perhaps), then why not try a silent disco. We can’t recommend these enough. You can create your own playlists, and each person wearing a pair of headphones can switch to the playlist of their choice.
Use a specialist company who will edit a music video for you, using your guests as the singers and players in your wedding video and Bob’s your Uncle, a really unique way to commemorate your wedding day.
Hire singing waiters or papparazzi or other such characters, to mingle amongst your wedding guests and entertain them during dinner.
Dance lessons aren’t just for the bride and groom. Hire a salsa teacher for the evening or split your party into groups and challenge each other to a dance off.
Really get your wedding guests interacting with some fun, themed entertainment. Try oversized traditional games like giant Jenga, Connect 4, or good old-fashioned school games like sack racing, egg & spoon or ring toss.
Or what about a circus theme with a coconut shy, a low wire, beat-the-buzzer and hook-a-duck. Or perhaps a seaside treat with ice-cream vans, make your own candy floss, toffee apples and kissing booths.
Or if you want to give your guests more of a challenge, what about assigning them all a character and creating a whodunnit, Cluedo style game, or design a treasure hunt with clues and fun prizes.
Giving your guests something to do that they can then take away with them, is a really good idea. Create a Make Your Own stand for jewellery, friendship bracelets, flower crowns or photo frames.
If the way to your guests’ hearts are through their stomachs, then food and drink themed entertainment is a winner.
Create a stand or trolley with lots of different juices, toppings, herbs, icings, sprinkles, mixers and Pimp your prosecco/gin/ice-cream/cupcake.
Hire a couple of flaring waiters to create the ultimate cocktails Tom Cruise would be proud of. Or set up a beer pong tournament (or juice filled cups for kiddies). Finish the official celebrations with a firepit and marshmallows to toast, complete with massive mugs of hot chocolate.
For your hardcore guests who are not ready to call it a night, why not carry on the celebrations at a secret location for the wedding after party. Text them codes and directions and party til dawn!
Traditional forms of entertainment will always be a crowd pleaser. Karaoke booths for the wannabe Frank Sinatras and Madonnas. Caricature artists to bring out the best (or worst) in your guests. Magicians for close-up table magic during courses and a big old bouncy castle for kids (of all ages).
And of course, for those willing to take risks, a casino complete with poker tables, roulette wheels and other ways to lose your pretend money.