Entertainment Ideas for Your Wedding

When it comes to planning your wedding, you want everything to be perfect, from the flowers to the food.

You especially want the entertainment for your wedding to be successful, because, after all, you want your guests to be happy while they’re with you.

When deciding on the entertainment you’re going to have, you could let the wedding planner decide for you, or you could come up with some ideas on your own. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. After all, entertainment for wedding needs to be memorable, as well as enjoyable.

To get your mental wheels turning, here are some great ideas to consider:

    1. The traditional wedding singer.

Of course you can’t go wrong with a wedding singer. What better way to celebrate love, togetherness, and a newlywed couple than with a romantic song, and then some songs the whole group can sing and dance to?

Your wedding planner should have a list of wedding singers. Sometimes you can find a good one by word of mouth. Get recommendations from friends. By all means go online to watch performance videos. This should give you a very clear idea of whether you want to hire them. Some wedding singers charge more than others, so you’ll have to decide how this fits into your overall budget.

 

    1. A stand-up comedian.

If you’re the brash, out-of-the-box type, consider having a stand-up comedian perform at your wedding. Depending on the theme (naughty or nice), you can have the whole crowd laughing and having a good time. But if they bomb, well, then that too is a memory you’ll have to share later on in your marriage.

As with wedding singers, you can find clips of stand-up comedians online, on their own websites or video sharing sites such as YouTube or Vimeo. Most performers are on social media, so this is also a good way to find talent.

 

    1. DJ.

Yes, this is probably a no-brainer, but they are very popular at weddings. Just give the DJ a song list of your favorite music, and let him or her do the rest.

What music to choose? That could be the hard part, but try to find music that means something to you, your new spouse, and your guests. The music is sure to bring a tear to the eye and a smile to the heart.

    1. Magician.

This may sound like a corny idea, but you’d be surprised at how refreshing it can be to experience something new and different at a wedding, especially if you invite a lot of children. What better way to keep the little ones entertained while the grownups mingle?

Some of the illusions are fantastic, and a lot of magicians involve audience members. Some are funny, some are mysterious, but all should give you a show worth watching.

 

    1. Clowns.

This isn’t for everyone. Some people are downright phobic about clowns. But if you’re the carefree, adventurous type, and don’t mind your wedding being turned into a 3-ring circus for a short while, then go with clowns.

They can bring a smile to almost anyone, and often have antics and skits they’ve rehearsed time and time again.

Clowns may not be the norm for weddings, but it’s sure to give the guests something to remember.

    1. Karaoke.

This is a sort of an alternative to a wedding singer, but also a way for the guests to participate. Weddings can sometimes get kind of slow and tedious without something to liven them up, and once the bride, groom, or guests get over the stage-fright, they can become their own wedding singers.

Make sure you buy or rent decent equipment, especially the audio, as the sound needs to reach across large rooms full of talking people, or outdoors, where it can be a little challenging.

    1. Instrumental music.

This is a great idea for those who want background music playing at all times, but not the distraction of someone singing.

The music could be almost anything, but what appeals to the bride and groom? Is it a piano player? A classical guitarist? A violin?

If you have a talented guest, this could be an opportunity for her to shine. Or if you want to play a special number for your new life partner, this would be the perfect time to say I Love You with music.

    1. A mini carnival.

This would be great for the youth at your wedding, or the young at heart. It doesn’t have to be a full-size carnival, but you could have a few of your favorites, like a bouncy house, a big slide, a rock wall, or even potato sack races. There are so many possibilities, and it would be so much fun, that you may find your guests staying long into the night.

 

    1. Hot-air balloon rides.

This idea is a little extravagant, but what a memory to give everyone.

Can’t you just imagine how beautiful it would be for a bride and groom to take the first ride together, and then the guests would follow?

Not everyone can be coaxed into the basket of a hot-air balloon, but what a unique form of entertainment to offer at a wedding.

    1. Horse and carriage rides.

This gets really nice. Once the bride and groom take a leisurely ride, it’s time for the parents of the bride and groom, and then the maid of honor and bridesmaids, along with the flower girl and ring bearer.

Naturally everyone will have their cameras and phones out taking pictures or videos, and the whole event will be posted on social media for everyone to admire and enjoy.

When you think about it, the ideas for wedding entertainment are almost limitless, so the best place to start is with you.

What’s your idea of great wedding entertainment?