Wow-worthy wedding entertainment
Prepare to be well and truly wowed by these roaming wedding entertainers
Wedding receptions are full of joy, love, food and drink… and many couples are turning to entertainment ideas to get the party started too. Whatever your budget or style, here are some ideas for booking a bonanza that’ll inject some fun and frivolity into your day and keep your guests thoroughly entertained.
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While waiting staff are traditionally a prerequisite for most wedding receptions, why not up the ante and make them part of the fun too? Champagne hosts and hostesses can provide drinks to your guests via tanks on their backs, while some can even whizz around your venue on roller skates. Oyster boys and girls bring the finest seafood canapés directly to you, shucking to order!
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Magicians and bubbleologists
Bubble magicians and traditional magicians can enthral your guests with their sleight of hands to create awe-inspiring shows. Children and grown-ups alike will love bubble creations that they can watch floating around the room or your outdoor venue in all manner of shapes and sizes, or keep it classic and opt for a card trick magician.
An amazing fire-based act for your reception will really raise the entertainment stakes. From solo artists to groups and indoor or outdoor spectacles, hire a fiery entertainer (making sure they are fully insured and risk assessed!) and then simply stand back and watch the magic happen! (We don’t need to tell you that tulle and naked flames don’t go).
Balloon artists have come a long way since sausage-shaped balloons were made into sausage dogs. Life-size balloon caricatures of the bride and groom or your guests are a quirky wedding craze along with amazing balloon structures and more traditional child-friendly take-homes like animal balloons. We’re even starting to see the emergence of edible helium balloons!
What better way to add a sense of magic and mayhem to your do than with a face-painter? From summertime nymphs to your favourite movie characters, face-painters can wander amongst your guests and transform them into whatever their hearts desire. Admittedly this is probably one for your littler guests, but you might be surprised at how many of your grown-up guests opt for a bit of live face-painting too!
More couples are choosing to go for it with the entertainment for their wedding and hiring actors to walk amongst your guests will really embrace a theme. Some of our favourites include celebrity lookalikes, animals, disco-inspired mirror people dressed as glitterballs, flower head people and the comedy paparazzi who can greet your guests as they enter your venue and snap all night long making your nearest and dearest feel like real VIPs.
Ballerinas and stilt walkers
The ethereal beauty of ballerinas has been enhanced with performers who are costumed in tutus decorated in tiny LED lights, making their performances truly unique and magical. LED stilt walkers can roam your venue dressed in an array of costumes but our favourite idea is giant butterflies with wow-factor light-up wings.
Let an acoustic band wander amongst your guests letting just their harmonies and instruments do the talking. Mobile bands can roam from room to room if you have a large venue, or simply interact with a smaller group of standing guests, or between seated guests at tables.
If high-impact drumming is your vibe, then hire a drumming group to bash out some serious noise at your party. Walkabout bongo players can move around your dance floor, giving Grandma a beat to perform her moves to, and a drumming troupe or percussionists can bring a flavour of almost any country to your big-day bash.
Book a fashion illustrator to capture a stunning illustration drawn live for you on the day. An elegant watercolour illustration of you and your new spouse will make a unique keepsake that will forever evoke memories of your wedding.
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