Planning a wedding is no easy feat. There are a lot of different aspects to think about, from where, when, and how your wedding will be to who will marry you and where to get your marriage license.
If we’re being honest, wedding planning can be overwhelming, not to mention exhausting.
That’s why we put together a list of the top 10 wedding entertainment ideas so that when it comes time to plan the “fun” parts of your day, you’ve got a guide to help you.
Read on for the top 10 wedding entertainment ideas to make your wedding spectacular and wow your guests.
This one seems obvious, and it goes without saying that music is expected wedding entertainment. But a good DJ is much more than someone playing songs off their laptop. A good DJ can be the difference between your guests partying and filling up the dance floor or sitting at their tables waiting for the cake to be served so they can leave.
Besides the music, your DJ will likely also be the emcee for your wedding reception. They’ll introduce you and your bridal party to the reception and guide everyone through all of the memorable moments you have planned.
Look around town for a DJ with good reviews, or ask your wedding venue for some recommendations. Then make sure to meet with a DJ before booking them to see if they match your personality and will follow your style.
There’s something different about hearing your favorite songs performed by a live band. If you love live music, consider booking a band to perform at your wedding.
If you have a favorite local group, reach out to them to see if they would be interested in performing at your wedding. Or, hire one you find via Google or word of mouth. Just make sure they can play the style of music you like. In other words, don’t hire a country band when you really want to dance to some hip-hop at your wedding.
Another option is to hire both a DJ and a live band. You can have a live band perform during cocktail hour and dinner while the DJ handles reception!
There are a lot of different options when it comes to photo booths, from silly to sophisticated and everything in between.
Most photo booth rental companies will offer packages of at least three hours. This gives you the flexibility to have the photo booth not just for your reception but as a fun activity for cocktail hour as well. That way, guests can enjoy the photo booth while you’re taking formal wedding photos with the bridal party and immediate family.
Photo booth rentals are a surefire way to entertain your guests. And as an added bonus, you’ll have plenty of fun pictures of your guests that you might not otherwise have!
Having a live artist doing caricatures at your wedding provides entertainment and could take the place of wedding favors as well. Instead of the same old monogrammed gifts with your wedding date stamped on them, why not allow your friends and family to leave with something they’ll cherish forever?
What’s better than a wedding cake? Lots of wedding cakes! It’s a common worry of brides to pick a cake that is too eccentric or, conversely, too dull for their guests. This eliminates that dilemma.
Having a cake buffet ensures that each guest can find a style and flavor that they like.
Speaking of dessert, why not an ice cream sundae bar? Most people like ice cream, and being able to make their own sundae with their own toppings will make many guests happy. (Another bonus? It’s gluten free!)
You can even go one step further and provide a dairy-free option for those guests that may need it. Nowadays, dairy-free ice cream tastes so similar to “normal” ice cream we doubt anyone will know the difference.
They’re all invited to your wedding, but how well do your guests really know you? You can theme the questions around things the bride and groom love or ask questions about the bride and groom themselves! This fun idea creates a competitive (but fun) environment that will bring out your guests’ competitive sides.
Make sure there is a good mix of both easy and challenging questions. For added effort from your guests, make it fun with a prize for the winner!
Have your guests show off their favorite dance routines! A dance-off can be a great icebreaker to get your guests out on the dance floor.
Choose a song that everyone will dance to, or ask each guest for the music they want to dance to before the wedding so your DJ or band can have those songs prepared and ready to go.
The bigger, the better with these types of games. Set up your own murder mystery mayhem at your wedding, and the guests will have the time of their lives.
Better still, make your entire wedding theme a “murder mystery” set in whatever era you’d like, and have your guests dress the parts. That would be a killer (see what we did there?) wedding.
You’ve seen fireworks at theme parks or on the 4th of July, but what if they were at your wedding? What better way to commemorate your special day than fireworks to share with your guests and to celebrate the union with the love of your life.
A fireworks extravaganza will be an unforgettable experience for you and everyone who is sharing your special day with you. Naturally, this isn’t an option for most wedding venues. However, it is for brides and grooms who choose Kendall Point as their wedding venue!
Wedding planning is supposed to be fun and exciting, not stressful and mundane. Your wedding is what you make it, and it doesn’t have to be 100% traditional.
If you love the traditional wedding entertainment ideas, go for it. After all, it’s your day! But if your tastes are little more quirky, there’s nothing wrong with that either.
At Kendall Point, we are here for you every step of the way. From our vendor list to our included amenities, we aim to eliminate the stress of planning your wedding. Call us to schedule a tour so we can go over your ideas.