Weddings 101: Entertainment

As seasoned planners, we know how important it is to you brides and grooms to make your wedding unique and unlike anyone else's! One way in specific to get that out-of-the norm, special wedding is to try out different forms of guest entertainment. After all, all your family and friends are there to celebrate with you, so why not make it memorable!? 1. Consider your Venue. First and foremost, we encourage couples to take advantage of all that their venue has to offer. If your venue has unique spaces, galleries or even some VIP rooms, consider utilizing these spaces for fun guest experiences.

2. Mix-up the day. Let's face it- your guests have probably been to a million other weddings around the same time as yours {that's why they call it wedding season!} so why not create a new and different experience for them? Consider shying away from the traditional wedding flow and try cocktail hour before ceremony, especially on a Friday.  It alleviates guest from traipsing in mid-ceremony! Ever heard of an East Coast style of service? With this, guests are invited to stretch their legs and dance in-between courses {great for creating high energy in the room}!

3. Music and Live Performances. Everyone loves live entertainment. Try out a band or set of dueling pianos to jam out to your favorite songs. Is your fiancé set on a DJ? Don't fret, you can always meet in the middle with a DJ/Live music accompaniment! Looking to go the extra mile and add more to the ambiance? You can never go wrong with entertainers such as dancers or live performers!

4. Activity Stations. In addition to everybody's favorite photobooth, there are so many other interactive ways to include your guests. Here are a couple of our favorites:

  • Eversnap- a live, photo-streaming program that allows guests to snap and share their favorite wedding memories!
  • Graffiti Wall
  • A "guys" corner: a whiskey/bourbon or cigar rolling station
  • Ice Cream or Latte bar {for those with a sweet tooth!}
  • Food stations or food trucks
  • Fun after-dinner liquor tastings

There you have it! Some of our guest entertainment pearls of wisdom! Looking for some extra help with the flow of your day? Remember, our dream team of planners has your back. Click here for a list of our wedding planning services- we are happy to customize a package that is just right for you!