Hi fellow brides to be, bridesmaids, grooms etc etc. Am looking for entertainment ideas for our evening reception. We have the standard disco, a sweet table and a photo corner and some board games to dot around but keep having nightmares everyone will be bored. Has anyone done anything a bit quirky/different for evening fun? Thanks
Shoe games? Type into YouTube.... It's a new thing at the moment xx
We are having birds of prey after the wedding breakfast
We had a 1920's theme for our wedding and hired some dancers to take over our 1st dance. They then got the guests to take part and got them to learn a mini dance. Went down very well!
We are having a candy floss, popcorn machines and casino tables.
That honestly sounds like enough. We had a few mini connect 4 games on tables, photo props and DJ and everyone was fine We were supposed to have sparklers when it got dark but it rained...didn't matter one bit!
I went to the national wedding show at the weekend and they had caricature artists x
Mr & Mrs quiz, giant garden games like Genga etc, we’re having them and candy floss, slush and popcorn machines x
I’ve got photo mirror, candy floss, popcorn, chocolate kebab and a balloon artist for 2 hours for the kids. Also a surprise but can’t put on here what as I don’t want everyone to know. If you’d like to know then please inbox me.
All I had was the photobooth and sweet cart, was an awesome night ! Xxx
We are having a piñata,
I fail to understand why people would be bored and people feel they must put on so much 'entertainment'. Surely food, drink, music, dancing and conversation should be enough?
We have considered a magician but simply cannot afford one. It would be relaxed magic, going round tables doing card tricks etc
We’ve booked a roulette table for the bit in between the day and the evening as been told there’s usually a lull. We’re giving a prize. Xx
We had a caricature artist which went down really well with our guests!
All we had was disco and karaoke, nobody was bored
ceilidh dancing gets everyone taking part as all ages can do it
I had a casino (no real money exchanged hands). That was a lot of fun and kept the guest last entertained for a few hours
We’re having a live band and a magician
We are having the following
Not having anything. Been to loads of weddings that haven't had anything entertainment wise except a DJ and there's never been an issue with people getting bored.
We had a relay race on adult space hoppers bridal party against the groom n best man n bride n groom had a fake boxing match lol was lots of fun
We havd a swing band booked to perform 3 sets across the evening and manage a playlist in between. There are board games in the hotel bar. But other than that we don't plan to do anything else.
We've got a bouncy castle for children and adults and wedding cake shaped bubbles on the tables
We are having a caricturist, candy floss and popcorn x
i had bubbles on tables for kids they loved them and boxes of card quizzes in boxes on tables can get from amazon e bay cheep
I’m having the same but thinking of having the silver service singing waiters as well I’ve checked out there website an they look really good, I think it’s £1280 for 2 people an that’s to serve ( to make it more believable) after speeches they come in and do their piece, an they get everyone up dancing. Looks so much fun.
Was also thinking of having a casino bit but not sure.
Are you having any children at your wedding? As I am an do they don’t get bored I’m giving them a bag each with goodies in. Plus a corner of the room for them which will have a few tables with Lego, cars, dolls, bubbles an colouring in plus a tent with colour matching faux fur throw and cushions for them to sit on. As I don’t want the kids to get bored as they will then moan at their parents that they want to go home an then the parents won’t have fun and then will leave early.
I hope this helps xx
I got married last year in May. We had garden games (coconut shy, hook a duck, tin can alley etc) during the day so guests could play while we had photos taken after the ceremony, then after the sit down meal we had a photo booth, disco and karaoke, (we love karaoke!) Sweet cart and popcorn machine and a fun casino. It was brilliant. The guests had plenty to do and it took the strain off us a bit.... we could enjoy the day knowing that we didn't have to go around making sure everyone was having a good time. It really depends on your venue though. We had the whole place to ourselves, it had four main areas, so we put things in each one. Hope this helps xx