More Than A Disco: Wedding Entertainment Ideas With A Twist

If there’s one form of guaranteed entertainment at a wedding, it’s music and dancing. After all, what’s a celebration without music? However, if you want to knock it out of the park when it comes to how enjoyable and memorable your big day is, a disco (or a live band) shouldn’t be the only entertainment that you have on offer.

 

Your wedding day entertainment should blow your guests away; it shouldn’t give them the same memories that every other wedding they’ve ever been to has. You want to be as unique as possible when it comes to the entertainment that you offer, to ensure that your wedding really is a show stopper.

 

So, with that in mind, below are some truly unique wedding entertainment ideas that are guaranteed to make your guests’ day.

 

Incorporate games

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A great way to ensure that everyone enjoys your big day and has a laugh with you is to incorporate an array of games that everyone can get involved in. We’re not talking board games – although giant versions of these can also work well, more like garden games, such as boules, ring tossing, and playing cornhole. The great thing about these types of games is that you can opt to personalize them to fit your wedding theme and style. For example, you could order specially designed wraps for your cornhole board from a specialist site like www.LetsPlayCornhole.com/cornhole-wraps/, to personalize the boards to fit your big day perfectly. Or, for instance, you could opt to create a ring toss that links to your wedding in some way or another – perhaps you could have one ring toss pole with a bride on and the other with a groom on? Get creative and have some fun, and you can make sure that your big day is as fun and memorable as possible.

 

Bring out your inner child

 

Weddings are all about having fun, so why not bring out your inner child and celebrate your nuptials in style? To make your big day even more enjoyable for everyone in attendance, find ways to bring out your inner child and have some fun. One way to do that is to hire a bouncy castle for you and your guests to bounce on. Believe it or not, there are plenty of bouncy castle hire companies that offer adult bouncy castle hire, perfect for weddings (and other events). Just make sure that if there are any kids in attendance, that before any adults get on, the kids get off. Or, if you’re holding your wedding somewhere with plenty of outdoor space, why not hire a giant slide for everyone to have a go on? Or, what about booking swing boats? If you want to ensure that your big day is remembered for all the right reasons, getting creative with your entertainment is a must.

 

Make capturing memories fun

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A big part of any wedding is making memories, which is why it’s so important to ensure that you get creative when it comes to capturing memories. Yes, having a wedding photographer is a must, but that’s not all you need. As well as natural-looking photographs and group shots captured by the photographer, you also want to ensure that there are some more fun and quirky photos taken. To do this, hiring a photo booth is a great option, especially as if you ensure that there’s a bucket of props on offer too, having a photo booth can be a whole lot of fun. Another option is to have a life-sized photo board of you and the groom created with cut-outs where your faces should be, for your guests to stand in and snap photos. Or, how about hiring a caricature to come and draw pictures of your guests – these could make great wedding favors.  

 

A wheel of truth or dare

 

Truth or dare is a lot of fun, especially when you’ve had a few drinks, so why not incorporate it into your wedding with a wheel of fun? If you or the groom are handy with woodwork, perhaps you could make your own DIY wheel, if not, you could always opt to have one custom-made via an online site. Either way, having a wheel of fun with a combination of truth questions or dares, can be a lot of fun. Aim to personalize the things on the wheel, to make the game more fun. For example, perhaps you could have dates like ‘tap cousin Lisa on the head and run – don’t let her see you’ or truths like ‘who is your favorite uncle?’. Get creative and see what you can come up with. The more creative you can make the wheel, the more fun you will have. For more ideas, resources like www.moncheribridals.com/wedding-ideas/ can be useful.

 

Sports day activities

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Another great way to ensure that your big day is enjoyable for everyone in attendance is to plan an array of sport’s activities for everyone to get involved in. Think sack races, egg and spoon races,  relay races – get creative and come up with a range of ideas that anyone who wants to, can get involved in. Perhaps you could even give out little medals and trophies for the winners to up the ante a little? For ideas of ways that you could personalize the sports activities that you have picked, have a browse online – sites like Pinterest should have plenty of ideas that you could try, so it’s more than worth taking the time to have a browse.

 

Yes, every wedding needs a disco (or a live band) – what’s a wedding without dancing? But that’s not the only entertainment that you should offer – get creative and come up with some unique ways to keep everyone entertained throughout the day and into the evening. Hopefully, the ideas and suggestions above will help you to do that, but if you’re still a little stuck, there’s sure to be plenty of ideas online, it’s just a case of finding the ones that are a good fit for your big day, that’s all.

Items For Your Wedding Day That You Should Buy Instead Of Hire

Never mind the dress, the rings, and the suits; there are many other smaller details to find money for on your special day!

 

If you’ve got your heart set on a frugal wedding, you might think buying is out of the question. However, while for some items hiring might be cheaper, buying others is more money conscious for the long-run. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of items for your big day that you should buy instead of hire!

 

Either they will likely be cheaper to buy than hire, or you can get enough use out of them afterward to make investing in them worthwhile!

 

Dining Items

A very practical aspect of your wedding is your tables, chairs and table decorations! No matter what kind of wedding you’re having, there are likely to be tables there of some sort or another. You’re going to need round and square tablecloths for weddings most often because these are the most common kinds of tables you’re likely to be using. Buy your tablecloths, because not only will they be cheaper, you’ll find a use for them in the future. Also, resist the temptation to hire glass drinks dispensers. They can be massively overpriced, and buying them could cost you either the same or less. Plus, they’re great to have in the kitchen for water or juice. Or you can use them for BBQs, picnics and dinner parties.

 

Your dress

Unless you are an average size and height for your country, you’re going to struggle to find a dress that fits perfectly if you hire. Why? Because a hired dress can rarely be altered. However, don’t think this means that you have to spend into the thousands for a purchased dress. There are some fantastic wedding outlets out there that sell some bargain wedding dresses. For many of these dresses, there is absolutely nothing wrong with them! They are just from a few seasons ago. Or, they have been bought for a reduced price from a stockist or store that has gone out of business. This can mean discounts of up to 80%! They also stock accessories like veils, tiaras and shoes in outlets like this too (also massively reduced). After you’re done with the dress, you have the option to sell it and make some money back. Or, do something amazing and give it to charity! Be sure to attach a note to it for whoever buys it telling them the dresses story and wishing them luck!

 

Games and toys

A final item worth mentioning is any games or toys you decide to have as part of your wedding day. Maybe you will do a circus theme, and so have some hula hoops and Diablos! Maybe you’ll finish off a picnic lunch at a barn wedding with some garden games. Giant Connect 4 and Giant Jenga are great fun for kids and big kids! However, hiring these items could set you back a lot! Buying them won’t cost you all that much more. Instead, you can use them for your own kids or nieces and nephews at home in future!

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