I am trying to find out about some reception entertainer that I can use. Last week I went to a wedding and they had these custume dancers and since this couple will attend our wedding I can’t use that ideas…what else is there??? I want something unique and will wow people.
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.
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.
-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!
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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