Whether you are hosting a small get together for 10 of your closest friends and family or a gala for over 300 guests, it is essential that you provide some form of entertainment at your wedding reception. Wedding receptions in the past offered little more than dancing, but innovative brides and grooms are becoming more and more creative when it comes to keeping their guests entertained after they say “I do.” Here are some entertainment ideas that are sure to please your guests and make sure that your wedding reception is memorable for everyone you invite.
You can rent a wide variety of table games from private party companies and hire a few dealers for a Vegas inspired wedding reception. Provide guests with a specific number of chips at the start of your reception and allow them to play games like poker, blackjack and roulette throughout the duration of the party. Even if no prizes are involved, guests are sure to enjoy themselves as they engage in a little bit of friendly competition to see who can win the most chips by the end of the night.
To send your guests home with a one-of-a-kind souvenir, consider renting a photobooth to set up at your wedding reception. Guests of all ages will love using the photobooth to take silly, serious or romantic pictures with their friends, family or date during your reception. This is becoming an increasingly popular trend at wedding receptions, so you may be surprised to find a number of different rental companies offering photobooths in your area. To make this activity even more fun, keep a box of props near the photobooth for guests to wear if they desire while having their picture taken. Some prop ideas to include are feather boas, tiaras, oversized glasses, devil horns or clown noses.
Allow guests to make their own dessert and experiment with different flavors by offering a sundae station in addition to wedding cake. Offer several different types of ice cream and a wide range of toppings so that guests can mix and match to create the dessert of their dreams.
If you want to ensure younger guests enjoy themselves while celebrating your new union, consider setting up a space in the reception hall where guests can venture to “Rock Band,” the popular musical simulation game. Guests of all ages can jump into the fun and everyone will have a great time facing off against each other in a battle of the bands.