Published on December 18th, 2018
Let’s face it, a wedding dance isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. To go above and beyond and impress your guests, check out these unique wedding entertainment ideas.
Ever been to a wedding, only to be bored out of your mind? Do all weddings feel the same? Same venue, same music, same food? Are you determined to have a wedding that your guests will love?
With over 2 million weddings per year, you’ll need to do something fun and different to stand out from the rest.
And while dancing can be fun, let’s face it, a wedding dance isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. To go above and beyond and impress your guests, check out these unique wedding entertainment ideas.
1. Lawn Games
Whether you are having an indoor or outdoor wedding, make sure you have some extra space to set up some fun lawn games.
These games can be anything from large Jenga and Connect 4 games to cornhole and ax throwing.
If you are feeling really adventurous, rent a large bounce house. This is a safe place for kids of all ages to burn off some extra energy. And, you can get some spectacular photos of the bride and bridesmaids bouncing in their dresses.
2. Help Pass the Time
Often there is a break between dinner and dancing. Help your guests pass the time by playing “The Shoe Game.”
This game is played by the bride and groom. Place two chairs back-to-back and trade a shoe with your new spouse so you are each holding one of each.
The maid of honor and best man will then ask a series of questions about your relationship. The bride and groom will hold up the shoe representing the answer. See how many you can agree on. Questions to ask include:
- Who made the first move?
- Who said I love you first?
- Who is the better cook?
- Who dresses better?
- Whose phone battery dies the soonest?
This is a fun way for all your guests to get to know you better.
Another way to pass the time is to set up a video gaming area. Yes, I know, the mother-of-the-bride might throw a fit, but the groomsmen will thank you.
3. Get Everyone on the Dance Floor
As you know, there are some guests who love to dance and others who don’t. Have some activities planned for the dance floor so everyone can participate.
One we love is the limbo. This is a great way to build a little bit of friendly competition between your wedding guests. Affordable limbo sticks can be bought off of Amazon, or just find any broom or mop handle, we’re not picky.
Another fun way to get everyone involved in the dancing is to have a surprise swing dancing lesson at the beginning of the evening. This will help those of us who are less knowledgeable about dance feel more comfortable dancing with a partner.
If you still can’t get everyone off their seats, consider hiring the professionals. Companies, such as alivenetwork.com/wedding-entertainment, have solutions that will fit any wedding.
4. Send Home a Memorable Party Favor
What better way to make your wedding memorable, then by sending guests home with a memorable party favor or thoughtful gift.
Some of our favorite ideas include temporary tattoos and personalized bracelets.
Or give your guests a hands-on experience by teaching them how to roll cigars or make leis and flower crowns. This way they’ll take home some new found skills.
If you really want a party favor turned keepsake, hire a caricaturist. How fun for guests to take home personalized painting that they can keep for years to come.
5. Wedding Entertainment Done Right
When you think outside the box, that’s when you’re wedding entertainment will become fun and memorable.
And no, you don’t have to have to compete with an actual royal wedding to make sure your guests don’t forget your special day.
Just make sure your wedding is something that you love. Something that shows off both of your personalities.
When your wedding is personal, it will be perfect.