(Closed) Reception Entertainment ideas??

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think she has a claim on the entire dance world.  Maybe an alternate type of dance?  Something cultural that represents your or your FI?

Post # 4
4485 posts
Honey bee

Generally, if people don’t dance then they mingle. Honestly though, weddings are not about one-upping everyone else whose wedding you have attended, especially if it doesn’t fit your tastes and personalities. Make the wedding about you and your fiance, enjoy yourselves, and your guests will be happy too.

Post # 5
1315 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Slightly odd, but we are thinking about putting a PS3 with Rock Star on it, in the smaller adjoining room, for the guys.

The bar is situated between the two rooms, so to speak, and you can see through.

Once the volume does not interfere with the band or DJ, I think it will be fine.

The guys will love it, they would never dance anyway, and it could possibly slow down the drinking a bit.

Post # 6
41 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

I went to a wedding a couple of weeks ago and they had a couple really neat ideas.  They had hired a local magician (or entertainer/illusionist, whatever they want to be called) to go around while people were mingling before/after dinner and to break the ice for groups of people standing around – it was really fun!  They also hired a local artist to do characitures of the guests for the mingling times as well (since the bride/groom couldn’t see everyone at the same time) – it was very fun (he only took 10 minutes per person) and we got to take home a very unique souvenier!  And it gave everyone something to talk about, since you could watch the artist while he drew the other guests.

Post # 7
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

-caricature artist is a great one

-photobooth or “faux”tobooth – people love these!!

But I actually agree with Ember78. Your wedding will be awesome because it is yours and as long as you have the normal things – dinner, dancing, cake, alcohol – people will be happy! You dont need any other form of entertainment! I went to a wedding in Colombia where they had men on stilts blowing fire, dancers that performed and danced with the crowd, they came in on a horse and buggy, they had people dressed up as colorful elephants and they gave out masks to everyone. It was like Carnivale! I was really upset after (this was 5 months ago) because I just kept thinking about how their wedding was so much fun and they had so many cool things. Fiance and I talked about it and I realized that that type of thing is not who we are! AND that our wedding will be fun and people will have a good time and we dont need all these extras to entertain people!

Post # 8
433 posts
Helper bee

I briefly thought of having croquet, bocci ball, and horse shoes for our outdoor wedding, but Fiance said it wasn’t formal enough. Who knew he was so into having a fancy wedding?

Post # 9
352 posts
Helper bee

My friend showed me this a few days ago. Her boyfriend’s sister is getting married in September and this is who she is having at her wedding during dinner as entertainment.

He is a violist who plays along with current music and the violin plays the part as the lyrics in the song. So cool… you have to see this.


Post # 10
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t think you need to provide any entertainment besides music.  Most people will be happy to dance, mingle, etc.  You don’t need to put on a show.

If you do provide anything, I’d say keep it short.  It may be entertaining to some people, but other people won’t be interested and it’ll just take away from time they could spend partying.  At my company’s Christmas party there is always some form of entertainment- a magician, a comedian, a dance troupe, etc., and most of the time people are anxiously waiting for it to end so they can get back to socializing.  

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