8 Ways to Entertain Your Wedding Guests

There are so many things to think about and consider when it comes to planning your wedding. While some aspects will be more important than others, make sure to include wedding entertainment at the top of your list. Not only will your guests thank you for it later, but good entertainment will always be remembered, even after your day has passed.

Jasmin from Blush & Pose Photography has brainstormed and put together her top ideas for you to consider…

HIRE A PHOTO BOOTH

We know how popular photo booths are at weddings, because this is what we do. Photo booths are are sought after and crowd pleasing. Offering hours of unrivalled entertainment, a photo booth is anything but boring. Watch your guests as they make a run for the photo booth, while grabbing those silly props and striking a pose in front of our fabulous backdrops. In addition, you can also incorporate green screen background changing for that extra element of fun. There’s no doubt that a photo booth keeps your guests socialising and laughing with one another too.

It’s also provides a perfect little keepsake as they receive an instant personalised print, serving as a reminder of your special day.

CASINO TABLE

Whether you’re looking for afternoon or evening entertainment, a casino table can really help to fill in time, especially in between the wedding breakfast and the arrival of evening guests. This idea is a unique way to bring your guests together, all while having one thing in common…winning! Have fun as you exchange your chips on the gaming tables while playing roulette, poker or blackjack. Contrary to popular belief, casino tables are not real gambling, but rather, competitive fun, where prizes can be won.

HIRE A CARICATURIST

Another unique idea is to hire a caricaturist. They are extremely versatile and can fit into any part of your day and provide a great memento for everyone. Guests love watching each other being drawn and seeing the final picture. Caricaturists are great ice breakers and can often be seen during the drinks reception in the late afternoon or during the evening reception.

LIVE MUSIC

If you want to set the tone and mood at your wedding, then we suggest you incorporate live music. From solo performers such as singers, pianists, saxophone players or small live group bands, this option will add a personal touch to your wedding. Live performers have a way of uniting guests to the dance floor and getting the party started. They help set ambience in the room, all while bringing effortless sophistication to your day.

DONUT WALL / SWEET STAND

More and more couples are opting for non-traditional desserts, rather than the classic tiered wedding cake. A popular wedding dessert idea is a donut wall. What could be sweeter than a wall decked with various glazed and sprinkled donuts. These could replace a cake altogether, or be served as part of a bigger dessert table spread. You’ll have guests flocking to the table to grab a treat throughout the night.

PLAY THE WEDDING SHOE GAME

Entertain your guests at your wedding by playing the wedding shoe game. To play, the bride and groom sit facing away from each other (usually in the middle of the dance floor) and take off their shoes. They trade one of their shoes with the other, so they have one of each. The MC, or organiser of the game will ask a series of questions about the couple’s relationship. To answer the question, they couple must hold up a shoe. If they feel the answer applies to the groom, then they would hold the grooms shoe up or vice versa. Instead of shoes, this game can also be played using bride and groom cards.

OUTDOOR GAMES / LAWN CROQUET

Weather permitting, there are a number of outdoor games that can be included at weddings. Why not add a French touch, with some lawn croquet, or watch your guests test their skills and strategies with giant jenga. Alternatively, beer pong is another form of outdoor entertainment regularly seen at weddings.

FIREWORKS

While fireworks may not be for every couple, it is definitely worthwhile if you want to end your night with that wow factor. While a sparkler send off may be simple and cost effective, a show stopping display will certainly leave your guests in awe. It’s a perfect opportunity to grab your friends and family, have them surround you and capture stunning shots against the illuminated backdrop. Before deciding whether to include fireworks at your wedding, ensure you follow venue guidelines, as well as local council rules and regulations.

By Jasmin from Blush & Pose Photography

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