If you’re tying the knot anytime soon, then chances are you’ve been busy planning, figuring out a budget, researching venues and caterers, organising guest lists, seating plans and even honeymoon options. We all know what hard work planning a wedding can be – but have you given a thought to your entertainment?
Many brides find themselves at the mercy of a wedding DJ or simply hoping that most will find their way to the dance floor on their big day. But more and more brides and wedding planners are starting to consider Wedding Day Entertainment as a crucial part of the wedding budget. So, where to start? Here you’ll get the lowdown on some of the trendiest and most popular wedding entertainment ideas; whether you want to hire a wedding band, stock up a sweet cart or provide a prosecco bar! We’ll have a few more ideas for you to get your teeth into.
A bouncy castle
Yes, seriously! Why not embrace your inner child and hire a bouncy castle for the big day? It will add a hilarious element of fun to the proceedings and provide some utterly unique photo opportunities! Do a little research, and you won’t have to settle for something that looks like it belongs at a kid’s birthday party either. Many suppliers provide bunting and floral decorations too or you can decorate your own.
Any younger guests will have a blast too!
Ice Cream Bar/Van
Who doesn’t love ice cream? If you’re really looking for ways to ‘wow’ your guests then this idea is perfect for those who’ll be having their reception in a marquee or at an outdoor venue. Why not hire an ice cream van for the day? Refreshing ices, creamy 99s, colourful sprinkles and flavours galore! It’s something everyone will love and remember. If your celebration will mostly be indoors, then consider hiring an ice cream bar for your guests instead?
Is your wedding taking place on large, rolling grounds? Perhaps on a country estate or even a village green? Imagine how incredible a Ferris wheel would look – especially at night when it’s all lit up? Sets of swings, a slide or even a towering helter-skelter. Or if heights aren’t your thing, then consider some village fete games; a coconut shy, skittles, hoopla, ball in the bucket or a croquet game – keeping your guests entertained, especially while you’re having photographs, will be so easy!
Pass the parcel
Another trip down memory lane! Pass the parcel is a fun way of getting guests on each table into the fun and chatting with each other!
If your venue is taking place where they have a small petting zoo, then allowing your guests time to wander around and feed and pet the animals is great fun. You could even hire a petting zoo or exotic animals to take part in your big day!
Who’d have thought you knew Gordon Ramsay? Or even David Beckham? Hiring lookalikes to mingle with your guests is great fun and makes brilliant wedding photographs too! Maybe an appearance from the Queen will give your wedding an extra touch of class!