Wedding Entertainment Ideas – Something Different

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If you want to make your wedding a bit different and offer your guests something other than just a slap up meal or a disco in the evening, then you’ll be looking for wedding entertainment ideas.

Here are a few wedding reception entertainment ideas to help you along the way:

Music: Live music is very atmospheric and you could have just about anything, only restricted by cost. Try to suit the size of the band to the size of the venue though or your guests could be deafened by that seven piece jazz band in a small reception room. If you’re a Scot, why not have a piper or for gentle mood music a harpist. A ceilidh band can really make things go with a swing, particularly if your guests are Scottish or Irish. A country band with a caller for square dancing is also a fun idea.

Singer or live band: A wedding singer can lend atmosphere at the ceremony and while pre-reception drinks are in progress. However, there’s usually too much chatting during the actual reception to warrant a wedding singer, unless you want a special song to be sung before or after the speeches. A live band will get the dancing going at your evening reception; get each couple to choose their favourite in advance and have the band play it with a dedication to your friends or family.

Themed: A murder mystery is an ideal theme for an informal wedding reception entertainment. A team of actors enacts a murder mystery and each table tries to guess who did it. Make sure that there are prizes.

Speciality acts: There are a number of these wedding reception entertainment acts that you can choose who go strolling amongst the tables; how about magicians, card sharps, sketch artists, mind readers, temporary tattooists, jugglers or comedy waiters, to name but a few.

Activities: If the weather’s good and your reception will be in the afternoon, outdoor activities are always good for a laugh. Try out a bouncy castle or assault course – the kids will certainly enjoy it.

Casino: For your evening reception, why not have a casino set up with black jack tables and roulette wheels. These professional outfits provide croupiers and chips and teach everyone how to enjoy casino games. To add to the fun, provide a prize or two for those with the most chips at the end of the evening.

If you choose an entertainment that’s a bit out of the ordinary, your guests will be talking about your wedding for years to come.

There’s really no limit to wedding reception entertainment which only depends on the style of wedding you’re going to have.


Source by George Howard

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