Did you know that approximately $72 billion is spent on weddings every year?
Weddings can be expensive, so it’s important to make smart decisions when planning. If you’ve begun planning your own wedding, you know that a good chunk of that change will be devoted to wedding entertainment.
The importance of wedding entertainment can’t be overlooked, so you’ll want to spend your money wisely. But how exactly can you deliver the best entertainment for your guests?
We can help you out! Check out our guide below for seven wedding entertainment tips!
Consider a Wedding Band
Some people ignore the idea of a live band as wedding entertainment, but it’s actually a great way to grab your guests’ attention and bring some life to your wedding. Whether it’s during the ceremony or the reception, a live band will be a personal part of your wedding.
There are tons of wedding bands you can choose from, but it’s wise to look for a band that will appeal to not only the couple but also the guests attending. Your favorite niche cover band probably won’t appeal to 150 guests, so search for a more general band with great reviews and sample videos!
Plan an Entertaining Surprise
Surprises at weddings are always fun and leave guests giddy. One of our favorites is a surprise flash mob. Whether it’s a surprise for the married couple or the guests, it’s sure to bring some laughs and excitement to the big day!
Evaluate Your Audience
Wedding demographics differ from person to person, so it’s important to choose age-appropriate wedding entertainment when planning.
For example, if you know many of your friends and family will be bringing their children, have some games suitable for the kids set up. Although a bouncy castle or lawn games are pretty fun no matter how old you are!
Find Instagram-Worthy Entertainment
Weddings are the perfect opportunity for couples and wedding guests alike, to add a special post to their social media. If you’ve encouraged guests to tag their posts with a unique wedding hashtag, you’ll want the photos to be stunning and one-of-a-kind. A fireworks display at the end of the night makes for an awesome photo-op, and it’s a unique way for your wedding to go out with a bang (literally)!
Keep the Entertainment Active
You’d be hardpressed to find a wedding that doesn’t encourage dancing during the reception. One of the easiest ways to make sure everyone’s moving and grooving is by hiring a DJ or creating an epic dancefloor. It also gives you the perfect opportunity to show off your awesome playlists to all your guests!
Including Lowkey Entertainment
Not everyone loves to get up and dance at a wedding. How can you keep the more reserved folks entertained?
Table games are a perfect option for shyer guests. Icebreaker games are especially entertaining for guests who don’t know each other well and are looking for a way to come out of their shell.
Use Engaging Wedding Entertainment
If guests are expected to just sit at their assigned tables during the reception, there will be absolutely nothing memorable about the wedding. To combat this, get your guests involved in the festivities.
Photobooths have become popular for weddings because they’re fun and give guests a keepsake that will remind them of your big day. It’s the perfect way to engage them and give them a chance to interact with other wedding guests!
Enjoy Your Big Day
Sometimes the stress of the wedding can distract you from the festivities themselves. It’s important to not only choose wedding entertainment that your guests will enjoy but that you too will look back on fondly! These tips will help you get started!
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