10 ways to entertain guests at your wedding
Your wedding day is approaching … let’s talk about how to make it extra awesome.
I have put together a few ideas to help keep your guests entertained at your wedding reception. They are all fun and some are quite unique too – a nice way to offer your guests something a little different while capturing the essence of both you and your spouse.
Photobooth – By Heartbreak Booth
Let your guests get a little crazy, dress up like it’s 1975 and take their own pics! You’ll end up with candid shots of your guests donning oversized wigs, captain’s hats and yes rose coloured glasses too!
Guestbook – By Heartbreak Hotel
A beautiful hardcover guestbook where your guests can paste in their snaps and scribe their well wishes. In this digital age, a hardcopy keepsake is a wonderful way to reminisce for years to come.
Old School Arcade Games
From pinball to packman, you can’t go past this coin-operated joystick-maneuvered entertainment. A ode to acid wash jeans and oversized shoulder pads, arcade games bring you back to a time when life was rad and digging something had zero to do with a shovel.
Live tunes bring awesome energy to a wedding party. It could be a lyrical and mesmerizing folk duo, a larger than life five-piece band, or even a DJ spinning tracks you can’t help but bust a move to. No matter the cadence; live music is always a good idea.
Live Illustration – By Emma Leonard
This super talented being will come to your wedding and sketch your guests at their best. Emma only takes 10 minutes to illustrate one person and the end result is just amazing. Not only do your guests get to take home the stunning artwork, they also have the pleasure of watching Emma work, which is an absolute treat in itself.
Whisky Tasting Bar
For those with a love for the smoky amber tinged elixir, a whisky tasting bar will add a unique and refined feel to your wedding. Choose your favourites and let your guests enjoy them neat or even shaken into a cocktail. I’ve had clients surprise their spouse by organising this and keeping it a secret until the reception!
Crystal balls and crushed velvet, it’s in the stars as they say … so why not get an insight to what the future holds and have a tarot reader at your wedding reception. This is a great conversation starter and also a lovely way to gift your guests with their very own session.
Remember the days of old with these beauties. Whether it’s quoits, giant Jenga or croquet, it will undoubtedly get everyone involved and showcase their skill … albeit a little alcohol fuelled!
Who doesn’t love a little pampering? This one is not only for the ladies but great for all, both young and old. A nail art station is a fun idea to bring the quirk to your wedding party. The team at I Scream Nails make their own nail polish, it’s vegan and 10-Free; so it’s not tested on animals, contains no animal ingredients, nor does it contain the 10 nasties typically found in off-the-shelf polishes including formaldehyde, parabens or phthalates.
If channeling your inner hippie is more your thing— à la Burning Man style—then a glitter bar is a must. Whether you want sparkly eyelids and cheekbones or perhaps an adorned beard, this is one activity that will bring smiles to the faces of all your guests.
There you have it, my entertainment picks to avoid ‘boring’ at your wedding. Check them out and book some of your own to make your wedding memorable for the right reasons (not because Uncle Jack downed one too many bourbons and thought he ‘got the moves like Jagger’).
Don’t forget to let me know your thoughts below about the cool activities you have enjoyed at a wedding!