110 Wedding Entertainment Ideas That Will Wow Your Guests
Weddings are the epitome of celebration, colour, and entertainment. We have attended numerous weddings to date, but we remember only a few. Why does this occur? This is because even though the wedding remains the most beautiful day in the lives of the groom and bride, the same feelings may not resonate with the guests. Only through engaging the wedding guests in different entertainment programs can we create fond memories of the wedding day in the guests’ minds.
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110 Creative Wedding Entertainment Ideas
Every adult has a child hidden within them, and no child would not squeal at the display of fireworks at a wedding. The awe and astonishment at watching the sky light up in colours are indescribable and overwhelming.
Many might feel that fireworks are excessive for a wedding. The solution to this is to use sparklers. Sparklers will look beautiful and remain simple while engaging the guests.
Music is the life of a wedding. Flawlessly tuned music can make anyone shake a leg, thus creating a harmonious atmosphere throughout the wedding.
- Live band
A live band that sings melodiously in the background of the reception creates a festive atmosphere throughout the wedding.
- Song request
When guests are given the option of selecting a song for the wedding, they are delighted to learn that one of their requested songs is being sung or played.
- Different genres of songs
Challenging the guests to keep up with the changing music is another way to entertain the guests. A constant change in the types of songs and dances associated with it will create much delight for the audience.
- A video of their love story
Creating a video about your love story will further involve the crowd in the wedding ceremony.
Arranging a platform for the guests to belt out their songs is also an innovative idea that can entertain the guests.
Preparing props that the guests can use while dancing or for photos is an innovative idea for entertainment.
- Candy Station
Another entertaining idea is to create cotton candies and give away a variety of candies.
- Ice-cream stall
giving away various flavours of ice cream according to the taste guests prefer.
- Live popcorn
Popcorn is a delight to both adults and children, just like ice cream. Preparing different flavoured popcorn is also a great idea.
- Cake stall
Freshly baked cakes in different flavours can be provided to the guests.
- Chocolate truck
A truck filled with an array of chocolates in different flavours and shapes will captivate anyone.
Gathering the guests near the bonfire to make their very own s’mores is quite the novelty.
- Wine tasting
Tasting different types of wines is another experience that can be provided to the guests.
- Whisky bar
Just like wine tasting, trying out the different whiskies with ice and soda is unique.
- Cocktails bar
An exclusive bar to mix different cocktails and request your favourite drink.
- Cigar bar
Cigars that are considered gentlemanly can be offered at the reception in vintage boxes and accessories.
- Photo booth
The photo booth is the platform for the guests to click amusing pictures with family and friends. The props used in the photo booth make the photos informal and fun. Thus, this can engage the guests.
Pulling your guests to the dance floor for the playlist you have selected creates a joyful atmosphere.
- Table chefs
Choosing a guest from the assigned table to carve the meat can increase interaction between guests who do not know each other. It is a great icebreaker.
As the reception extends to dusk, dancing and singing around a crackling bonfire is an experience that cannot be missed.
- Advice cards
Leaving an advice card in each guest’s place to give a pearl of wisdom to each guest is hilarious and thought-provoking at the same time.
- Silent disco
When it comes to dancing, giving each guest their very own personalised song to jam to will create a spectacle.
- Ballroom dancing
Dancing to the melodious tune and waltzing along the dance floor is a fascinating sight.
- Tribute band
Hiring the band that has always been your favourite brings unfathomable joy to the event.
- Talent show
This is an opportunity for both the wedding couple and the guests to showcase their hidden talents.
- Fancy dress
Wearing ostentatious dresses at weddings creates a lively mood and makes for great pictures.
- Beer pong
Starting a game of beer pong will bring the spectators and players much closer, even if they are strangers to each other.
- Temporary tattoos (Mehendi)
Mostly seen in Asian countries, this exciting work of art is incredible and adds a splash of colour to the celebrations.
- Trinket shop
Another idea for the wedding is to set up a shop at the wedding reception with a variety of trinkets that can attract guests.
- Thank you cards
Cards with photos of the wedding couple and the guests are distributed as a token of gratitude for attending the ceremony.
- Mr & Mrs Quiz
This is a standard game that tests the knowledge the couple has about each other through hilarious questions, and this game elicits laughter from the audience constantly.
- Fun quiz
A quiz about very common and fun things can create a great mood.
- Treasure hunt
A quest to find the treasure through the clues kept at numerous places.
Having the couple break the pinata at their reception creates much cheer.
- Flash mob
A flash mob is an unexpected event, but the delight it brings is greater than any other event.
- Live painter
Having an artist paint a live picture of your guests is an innovative idea.
- Bouncy castle
A toy that will entertain both adults and children equally.
- Fast food trucks
Burgers, pizzas, french fries, fried chicken, and other varieties of fast food can be served to stir the appetites of the guests.
- Dessert bar
An assortment of desserts can make any heart sing, be it for adults or children.
- Fortune teller
Hiring a fortune teller to read the fortunes of the guests is an exceptional idea.
A magician with great tricks can still astonish an audience irrespective of age. Through his show, he can add a flare of magic to the wedding.
- Singing waiters
Imagining the waiters singing in unison while serving the food sends a thrill of joy to everyone’s minds.
Throwing the darts to find the guest with the best aim even while they are half drunk is amusing and hilarious.
- Fire breathers
With their ability to blow fire, fire breathers create a mystical effect on the reception.
- Circus show
Hiring a circus to entertain the guest is also another idea to entertain the guest.
- Face painting
Painting the face according to the theme of the wedding creates a festive mood at the reception.
- Butterfly release
Releasing a horde of butterflies after the ceremony makes for a great picture and memory at the same time.
A safe and subdued version of gambling games like poker, roulette, or blackjack can boost the energy of the room.
- Life-size chess
Playing chess with life-size chess pieces can be entertaining, and it may be nostalgic for Harry Potter fans out there in the audience.
- Sack race
A sack race with the participants struggling in their formal wear is comical.
- Giant Jenga
Jenga is an engrossing game that can engage a wide range of audiences.
- Mini Golf
Just like its name suggests, it is a miniature version of golf and can be enjoyed by many.
- Light show
Using lights to add beauty to the ceremony and reception is not a new concept, but it still creates indescribable awe in the minds of the guests.
- Confetti cannons
The confetti raining down during the ceremony rejuvenates the celebratory mood of the occasion.
- Glitter bar
Glitters are used to make designs that will help the guests shine in the literal sense.
- Entertainers for children
Hiring a separate entertainer for the children can divert the children’s attention. It also helps the adults relax their shoulders and enjoy the function.
- Balloon artist
The artist creates different shapes with the balloons to amuse and liven the atmosphere.
It can be amusing to ask guests to impersonate the wedding couple or a friend. A professional impersonator can also be hired to spice up the program.
- Pass the parcel
This game creates and eases the anxiety of the participant at the same time. It is a wonderful game and should be played with a lot of people. The more the merrier.
- Afternoon tea
Offering an afternoon tea while relaxing after the occasion can do wonders for a person’s energy levels.
- Cookies made by guests
Including the guests in the process of making cookies and having them with their tea is a unique experience.
- Burrito bar
A burrito bar with customised filling according to each guest’s preferences.
- Waffle stand
Serving freshly cooked waffles that will create waves among the guests.
- Offering a toast
Allow close friends and family to offer toasts, remembering the good old days spent with either one or both of the couple.
- Bouquet throw
Getting all the bachelors and bachelorettes together and throwing the bouquet to find the person with the most luck to get married next.
Keeping animals in the arena can create interest for both kids and adults.
The drummers’ beats and passionate performances can put the audience in a trance.
- Dance routines
Choreographed dance routines prepared by cousins, friends, family, or even the couple themselves entertain the guests to no end.
- Vodka luge
Seeing the vodka poured over a block of elegantly sculptured ice is a spectacular sight.
- Guess who
Leaving hints about a certain guest and the quest to guess their identity.
Dressing up as a cartoon, film, or novel character creates a fun atmosphere. Kids would be spellbound by these turns of events.
- Wedding crackers
Appropriate usage of wedding crackers creates picturesque images and it also fascinates the guests.
- Doughnut tower
Doughnuts stacked one atop the other, in their colourful glazing, can attract the attention of guests from miles away.
- Champagne tower
Creating a tall structure with champagne glasses and pouring champagne is well worth the money.
- Father-daughter dance
A dance between the father and daughter is both emotional and nostalgic.
- Celebrity look-alikes
Hiring celebrity lookalikes to create a buzz at the reception is dope.
Wedding ceremonies, pre-rituals, and receptions are the best choices for staging a prank that will fool almost everyone.
- Surprise gifts
Choosing a surprise gift that will be given to the guests according to their luck is an interesting concept.
- Helicopter arrival
Utilising a helicopter for the grand entry is an innovative idea nowadays.
- Midnight feast
Planning a midnight feast after all the celebrations will renew the vigour of the guests.
- Boat trip
Organising the reception on a boat surrounded by water is the new trend nowadays.
- Hangover kits
Prepare hangover kits for the guests who partied hard enough to be unable to stand straight the next day.
- Instrumental music
Use classical instrumental music during the wedding to create a rich ambience.
- Horse and carriage
A grand entry with the horses and carriages would have astonished the guests.
- Pamper pack
Assembling a pampered pack with all the products that would be needed by the guests to freshen up in the appropriate places.
Collectively learning origami and hanging them in the venue will leave a reminder of the guests in the couple’s lives.
- Silhouette artist
A silhouette artist creates masterpieces of the wedding couple and guests, adding mystery to his work.
A slide show humorously explaining the traits and characteristics of the groom or bride will cause hysterical laughter.
- Maypole dancing
This dance, with its vibrance, formations, and easy steps, will provoke the guests to try their hand at it.
- Duck racing
Using plastic ducks in a stream and racing them. However, let me remind you that it can get quite competitive.
- Water drums
A performance with water on the drums, thus creating a varied sound along with the spectacle of water being splashed while being performed.
- Secret Date
Assigning secret dates for guests and providing clues on how to find their dates.
- Gin bar
Arranging a gin bar for the enjoyment of the guests.
- Chocolate fountain
The never-ending fountain of chocolate and the glee at its sight is unimaginable.
- Fingerprint guestbook
Creating a book with the colourful fingerprints of the guests for memory.
- Standup comedy
Performing stand-up comedy to pry out peals of laughter from every last one of the guests.
- Opera singers
Hiring opera singers to belt out opera songs for the entertainment of the guests.
- Prosecco bar
Prosecco has now become the latest trend in the wedding industry.
- Bake off
Baking fresh goods for the guests.
Preparing the reception in a picnic fashion, with baskets of food and large meadows to idle in.
- Dove release
Releasing doves after the ceremony is a beautiful image in itself.
By hiring a caricaturist, the guests are witnessing the live transformation of a person into art by the caricaturist.
- Space hoppers
Using space hoppers for an intensive bout of gaming.
- Awards ceremony
Declaring awards for the guests for their participation. The awards may include the best dancer, the best-dressed man, and many more.
Distribute souvenirs to the guests for attending and creating beautiful memories with the couple.
- Hired dancers
Professional dancers can be hired to put on spectacular performances that can be appreciated by the audience.
- Foreign artists
Recruiting foreign artists for a novelty has increasingly become a trend.
Weddings, with all their festivity, do not focus only on the groom and the bride but rather encompass everyone who is a part of the wedding. Since guests form a major part of weddings, without them, the whole wedding would be incomplete. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the organisers to keep the guests engaged and maintain the jovial ambiance of the wedding. These 110 ideas to entertain the guests are just the tip of the iceberg, and many more innovative ideas will follow to create better ways to captivate the guests. Till then, let these 110 ideas be your guiding light.
Symphony Events aims to create the best wedding experience for both the couple and the guests. Their services provide stress-free and smoothly managed weddings. They are renowned for their services in creating memorable wedding experiences for the couple and their guests through their innovative wedding ideas. They strive to create the best wedding experience that can be added to your list of evergreen memories.