Wedding Entertainment Ideas
Getting your wedding plans in order is all-consuming.
As soon as the question is popped, you’re rocketed into a world of making plans, inviting guests, and party planning. If you’re not prepared to put the work in, weddings can actually be overwhelming and stressful.
Chief among your responsibilities is looking after your wedding guests and making sure that the experience is as memorable for them as it is for you. Entertainment is a big part of that, so you need to come up with some great plans for keeping your guests partying all night long.
Today, we’re going to give you 8 wedding entertainment ideas to ensure that your wedding is fun, but also beautiful and memorable. There are many different routes you can go with entertainment, so follow your gut and make your wedding reception a reflection of you, your partner, and your everlasting love.
1. Live Band
A lot of wedding ceremonies feature a live band to get the audience up and dancing. Just because a lot of other couples hire a live band doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t as well.
Most people love live music and the right wedding band can be a complete game-changer for your guests. A DJ is more affordable and you can hear whatever songs you want, but an entertaining wedding band is a great complementary piece.
If you don’t feel like paying for a live band, a DJ will have you covered. As long as you’ve got a loud stereo system playing a variety of hits for everyone to enjoy, many of your guests are going to have a good time dancing and singing.
The beauty of hiring a DJ is that you can completely customize your playlist and tailor it for yourself and the people you know are attending. A professional wedding band will have an extensive list of songs, but requests can be limited if it’s not a song that’s in their repertoire.
At Supermix Entertainment, we can satisfy all your wedding entertainment needs. Our New-York based team of DJ’s know the value of music at a party, so you can rest easy knowing that we’ll keep the party going all night.
3. Garden Games
Summer weddings are great because you can have them indoors or outdoors. Even an indoor wedding can have an outdoor element to it, so long as the weather cooperates. If you can make the outdoor thing happen, you should always have some garden games available for your guests.
These are great because they give people the ability to entertain themselves and step away from dancing for a moment. It also allows guests that might not know each other to hang out and break the ice. Typical garden games might include bocce, croquet, giant Jenga, or horseshoes.
4. In-House Artist
One of the more unique wedding reception entertainment ideas is an in-house artist. Whether you hire a caricaturist or a painter, you can give your guests a great keepsake to take home after your wedding.
You might have to do a bit of extra research to find a painter that’s willing to do dozens of portraits in a given night, but if it’s in the budget, there’s no better way to thank your friends and family for coming to your big day.
You might not think “magician” when you’re talking about wedding entertainment, but who doesn’t love a little bit of illusion in their party? Once again, it’s a great way to get everyone involved and have a little fun.
It could even be a little bit of fun at your own expense. You can work with the magician beforehand to get you, your spouse, and the members of the wedding party in on the tricks to fool your attendees.
6. Photo Booth
Setting up a photo booth or two around the venue for your guests to get a little silly is another great way for people to make memories at your wedding. You can set up most rented photo booths to dispense two reels of photos, so you can let your guests keep one copy and have them put the other copy in your guest book.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be a photo booth, either. You can have your wedding photographer set up shop in one corner of the room and have your guests pose for them. You can have digital copies of all these photos and set up a website for your guests to visit afterward.
Karaoke gets any party started, so if you’re tired of looking for the perfect wedding band or DJ, get yourself a karaoke machine and let your guests do the heavy lifting. All joking aside, almost everyone loves karaoke and you might even find out that your long lost cousin has a hidden talent you never knew about.
If you’ve got a DJ booked, have them block off an hour or two at the end of the night, once everyone’s had a few adult beverages, and have them bring along a karaoke machine. It’ll make for an unforgettable end to your ceremony.
8. DIY Cocktails
A do-it-yourself cocktail booth might sound like it could get a bit messy, but if you trust your guests to be responsible, it’s a fun way to do an open bar. Set up a few different bottles of alcohol and all the fixings and see what people come up with.
One thing’s for sure, if you have DIY cocktails, you’ll have a lot of satisfied partygoers. Plus, you can see who’s got a penchant for mixology. Take it to another level and hold a drink mixing competition, then reward the winner with a take-home cocktail making prize.
Get Creative With Wedding Entertainment Ideas
The fun part of coming up with unique wedding entertainment ideas is that you get to inject a little of your personality as a couple into the festivities. Take these awesome ideas as inspiration, but don’t be afraid to go off the map and come up with something completely unique to you.
To hire the perfect DJ for your wedding party, contact us at Supermix Entertainment.