We’ve said it before and we’ll say it many times, wedding days go so quickly for the ones marrying, but not so much for their guests.
Having some form of ‘entertainment’ has become rather customary at the modern wedding, but with varying successes. Outdoor games are weather dependent, live musicians are a matter of taste and any kind of activity infused with too much alcohol can go horribly awry. Here is a list of safe bets for your wedding entertainment along with some slightly more unique and less heard of ideas…
A popular favourite with all ages. Perfect for the kids as well as grown-ups and not completely weather dependent.
The epitome of celebratory music, mariachi bands are a joyful addition at any wedding celebration.
Some brides may cringe at the thought of the best man incorporating a slide show into his speech, but not necessarily for the speeches, a slide show of pictures of you both from birth, throughout your relationship to present day, running in the background of your day is a thoughtful and meaningful addition.
Be it the sack race, tug of war, giant jenga, or even hiring in a carousel (it has been known!), these traditional fairground games are old favourites for everyone and require minimal organisation.
Combine wedding favours with your entertainment by booking a caricaturist; fun to observe and to keep.
The traditional Scottish highland pastime, ceilidh dancing can be conducted by a professional and accompanied by a live band. Perfect to get all your guests involved and avoid Uncle Geoff flinging himself around to “Celebrate Good Times”.
A lesser practised pastime at weddings is having dancers to entertain your guests. We’re talking ballet dancers, circus performers, fire dancers/eaters…Treat your guests with the wow factor and a truly artistic spectacle.