Choosing entertainment for your wedding is a big decision, and there are hundreds of unique and engaging options to choose from. Whether you’re having a traditional ceremony in a church, a sophisticated event at a country house or a chilled celebration at a pub, it’s important to get the balance right between entertainment you love and entertainment that all of your guests will enjoy.

You might feel a bit overwhelmed at just how many options are available for you, so here are our top tips for planning entertainment for your wedding reception.

The perfect soundtrack for your day

Music is always a great option for wedding entertainment and there is a wide range of options from a fun DJ to a rock band to a classical string trio. Think about the space available at your venue, is there a dance floor?

It’s often a good idea to get a local party band who have experience with providing wedding entertainment. They will be able to offer a mix of styles to suit your guests, and there is a huge range of options available. Make sure they can play a few of your favourites, as well as classics to get everyone up and dancing. You can even get your wedding band to play for your first dance together. It’ll be a memorable experience for you and your guests.

Think outside the box

As the wedding industry becomes more diverse, there are more options for your wedding entertainment than ever before. From bouncy castles to fireworks to gourmet hotdog stands, consider some unique wedding ideas to make your wedding stand out from the rest. Giant board games are always fun, as are photo booths with wedding props. It gives everyone a lasting memory from the day.

Food options like an ice cream visit are sure to delight guests of all ages too! There are plenty of options and you know what will suit your personality. It’s important that your wedding – even the entertainment – is a reflection of you two.

Don’t forget about the weather

No matter how careful you are about selecting a date, it’s important to have a plan in case you have to stay indoors due to bad weather. Make sure you have an entertainment option that will work inside or have gazebos or a covered area outside just in case. Marquees are the classic choice, but tipis are growing in popularity too. Think about how you’ll decorate the inside of your tent of choice too.

Make it personal to you

It is important to make sure your wedding entertainment is fun for your guests, but it is your special day, so choose entertainment that you and your partner will enjoy too. If you love camping, why not toast marshmallows, if you love cocktails, ask your venue of choice if they can develop a cocktail just for you or if you both love surprises, consider a magician. Your wedding is a day to celebrate you and your relationship, so make sure you’re both involved.

Entertaining all ages

From grandparents to new babies, there are going to be a wide variety of ages at your wedding. For older guests make sure there is somewhere they can sit down or relax, away from all the noise! If you have children or you are expecting a lot of little ones at your wedding, make sure there is something to entertain them too, like a tipi or craft activity.

A wedding reception is an important part of your big day. If you put the effort into planning the entertainment upfront, then you can enjoy yourself on the day. Too many couples spend the day stressing or worrying about their guests. It’s so important to slow down and enjoy all the effort you’ve put into your wedding too.

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