6 Alternative Ways To Entertain Your Guests At Your Wedding

Probably one of your biggest goals when it comes to planning your wedding is that your guests enjoy themselves like never before. The hours that go into planning the event, whether that be from you, your wedding planner, or your generous friends and family, are like no other… You’re going to hope they enjoy themselves!

One of the greatest problems, however, is that at a wedding it’s most likely that you have people of all different ages groups. And so, entertaining them ALL is no easy task. Arranging fun and original entertainment then, will be top of your to-do list. Take a look at some of our favorite entertainment examples below…

  1. A Masked Dance
  2. A Casino
  3. Live Music
  4. Dance Classes
  5. A Themed Party
  6. Silent Disco
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Photo: Joey Kennedy Photography

1. A Masked Dance

Forget the foam hats and the colorful wigs, go for something a little more elegant for your big day. Turn the dance floor into an authentic Venetian Carnival dance. Offer your guests masks and wigs, and if your budget will stretch far enough, why not add costumes, capes and hats characteristic of the eighteenth century?

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Photos: Eric Rust Photography, Leah Kua and Grégoire Voevodsky

2. A Casino

Have you seen the Parisian casino that Karl Lagerfeld presented in the 2015 Fall-Winter fashion show for Chanel Haute Couture? Your wedding can be the staging of a large casino with roulette, chips, slot machines and croupiers – ideal to liven everybody up during those moments when guests want to relax after a dance or to try their luck while having a drink. Place your bets!

Read more: Keeping it Personal: How to Decorate your Wedding According to Your Style

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Photo: Pezz Photo

3. Live Music

It is becoming fashionable to hire live bands to perform at different times of the ceremony and / or dance. Hiring them helps you create a soundtrack for your wedding, so you can all enjoy listening to your favourite songs together, on your special day. And, you’ll be surprised to know that hiring a live band isn’t as expensive as you may think. Most small-time bands will be happy to do it for a small fee and a wedding invite!

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Photo: Lindsay Hite – Readyluck

4. Dance classes

How about a dance class with a couple of professionals who teach your guests the basic steps to succeed on the dance floor? Salsa, latino, disco, ballroom dance… Any musical style is good to get everyone involved. One hour will be enough to have a great time and everyone will be feeling confident to dance until the early hours.

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Photo: I love you too Weddings

5. A Themed Party

Think of a particular theme, time or aesthetic that you love and now visualize it as the setting or atmosphere of your wedding party. The current trend is to recreate past times with a certain decadent air, like that of the movie ‘The Great Gatsby’ set in the 20s. Your look should go accordingly, so choose a dress cut at the hip, with rhinestones and embroidery, make a fake bob and finish off with a ribbon or bright headdress, while the groom can get himself dressed in an elegant tuxedo and bow tie.

Decorative tracks? Black, white and gold are the main colors in stationery, decoration and details, art deco cake and desserts, sweet champagne and at the party launch metallic confetti to create memorable moments. If you want to involve your guests, distribute headdresses of feathers and rhinestones, long necklaces for the guests and bow ties for men. Sophistication and glamor in abundance!

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Photo: Lyles movie files
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Photos: Hunter Leone and Jen Huang Photography

6. Silent Disco

Silent discos have been growing in popularity in recent years. And it seems a perfect option for a wedding full of people of different ages. Silent discos mean you can choose the music you want and don’t have to worry about it ruining other people’s choice in music. If your chosen venue has a noise limit, perhaps this would be a good option for you as you can party into the night without the complaints (or fines) the next day!

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If you’re looking into a destination wedding in Italy, perhaps Jody Belli at ProfessionalWeddingDJ would be the professionals for you? They think that a silent disco is “essential for a 21st century wedding, since it combines musical entertainment with the widest freedom of choice in terms of location. Moreover, beyond its usefulness, the silent disco can offer a surreal and suggestive atmosphere to a wedding party, thanks to the scenic effect of the LED headphones in contrast with classic and sumptuous settings.

We hope you found some inspiration for your wedding. Maybe you’d be interested in reading further?

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