Another big wedding trend we’re excited to see this year is an increased focus on adding unique and varied entertainment options. In addition to having a band or hiring a DJ to provide music and emcee services, a second or even third artist or group of artists are booked for the event. Or a surprise performance, often by the bride or groom or a friend in the wedding party, is arranged to wow guests during the cocktail hour or reception. After a year or so of being stuck at home binge-watching Netflix and instagramming, guests are so ready for some live entertainment! And with an abundance of Elvis impersonators, live event painters, caricaturists and songs written and sung by our newlyweds, we already see this happening a lot at the weddings we’ve filmed recently. Couples are simply looking to provide a more full, fun and memorable entertainment experience for their guests… and we think it’s fantastic!
Here are just a few of the many ideas for adding unique and memorable entertainment to your wedding:
- Hire a strolling magician or illusionist, comedian, caricature artist, jugglers, belly dancers or other talented performance artists to thrill guests at your reception. Serena and Dave chose to have the amazing fire artists, Cirque De Light, wow their guests at their wonderland wedding. Cynthia and Dan had wonderful Polynesian dancers perform at their luau inspired wedding event. And Melissa and Tobi had a fantastic Hora Loca, which translates to “Crazy Hour” at their fabulous reception!
- Add a live event painter. We wrote a while ago about these talented artists… not only do they provide a beautiful finished product to commemorate your special day, they also provide hours of entertainment for guests as they watch a blank canvas transform into a remarkable piece of art, right in front of their eyes.
- Order interactive food or drink options. DIY or customized food stations, like a smashed potato bar or gourmet mini grilled cheese sandwiches, always keep guests engaged and satisfied. Roaming oyster shuckers and attendants wearing amazing champagne drink hoop skirts also serve dual purposes as food servers and entertainment that guests won’t stop talking about.
February 23rd, 2021
by Kristi Chapman
in Tips & Ideas