Great Wedding Entertainment Ideas That Guarantee A Fun, Memorable Night

A lot of planning goes into the perfect wedding so it will be memorable for years to come. You want to make sure your venue is gorgeous, you have the best food and drink options, and your guests are entertained. Luckily, there are plenty of great wedding entertainment ideas that are guaranteed to be talked about for the ages.

Traditional wedding elements aside, the best way to stand out and make a real impression with your guests is to have quirky or unusual wedding entertainment throughout the day. Choosing the right entertainment can make the day really memorable, but can be a fine line to balance. Here are our favourite wedding entertainment ideas to get you started on your planning journey.

Have a dance-off

Here’s a fun way to add some excitement to the wedding reception for those who love to bust some moves. Have the bride and groom each choose two of their favourite songs, then have them do a dance off. This can be a great ice-breaker at the reception to get the party started. The winner is the person who gets more guests dancing, and is a perfect opportunity to get the groomsmen and bridesmaids involved.

Give out puzzles or riddles as Wedding Favours

Everyone loves puzzles and riddles, so what about using them as wedding favours during the meal to keep things interesting. Another idea would be to make it a treasure or scavenger hunt for the children, or even a wedding escape room. It’s certainly a good way to keep everyone occupied while you have your couple pictures taken.

cocktail barman at wedding

Hire a cocktail barman for that wow factor

Cocktails would be great for any summer wedding, and while a DIY cocktail stand may appeal, there is no substitute for having an experienced barman who can make a great drink and ensure it’s not overly alcoholic.

Provide a photo booth

It’s not unique, but it’s a popular choice for a reason. It’s a great way for guests to take pictures with silly props and gives a keepsake memory from the big day. The good thing about a photo booth is it’s great for intermingling and helping people relax and enjoy themselves.

Put games on

One of the ways you can entertain your guests is by adding games to your wedding entertainment. In addition, games add some light-heartedness to the event and provide a break from the traditional wedding activities. Some games you may want to think about include ring toss and giant Jenga.

If you have a fun summer wedding theme like a fairground, the games can be included.

Selfie Scavenger hunt

This is a great way to get people involved and is very simple as everyone has a phone. All you have to do is print a list of items that people have to get a selfie with them holding. It can be a great way of creating interaction if the list includes people in the wedding party.


Picking a wedding playlist is yet another job to do, so how about having a jukebox so the guests pick the songs instead? This can be a great dancefloor filler.


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