10 Popular Wedding Entertainment Ideas


When it comes to planning your wedding, things can get a little stressful.  We can help alleviate some of that stress by helping you when it comes to choosing the right wedding entertainment for your whole big day!

Using our website you can browse and find entertainment for every single part of your wedding, from the ceremony right through to your evening reception.  Although we have blogged about many different wedding entertainment ideas, we thought it would be useful to create a one stop shop for the 10 most popular wedding entertainment choices…

Need wedding entertainment inspiration?  Keep reading!

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1. Keep things elegant with a String Quartet

Hiring a string quartet has got to be high on most couples’ wedding checklists.  The combination of 2 violins, a viola and a cello makes a simply magical sound and there are a number of benefits to choosing a string quartet for your wedding.  One is that most string quartets will happily play traditional, classical music or you always have the option for beautiful instrumental versions of modern hits.  Another major benefit is that if you book a string quartet, you can usually hire them for a longer portion of your wedding so you can enjoy their music throughout your wedding ceremony, drinks reception and even your wedding breakfast!  This not only saves money, but ensures that your guests are suitably entertained throughout your whole day!  Click here to find a string quartet located near you!

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2. Book a violinist or other instrumentalist to perform during your wedding ceremony

Another option for beautiful live music during your wedding ceremony, through to your wedding breakfast is to hire a violinist or other instrumentalist.  Choosing a solo musician will usually help to keep costs down but will still provide a stunning atmosphere and romantic element to your big day.  Violinists can also perform classical music or more modern tracks and if you prefer something a little warmer in tone, why not consider booking a cellist instead?  We have plenty of instrumentalists to choose from on our entertainment directory.

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3. Add fun and entertainment by hiring a Close-Up Magician

Once you have said your vows and walked back down the aisle as a married couple, you will usually be whisked away by your wedding photographer for those all-important photos.  During this time, your drinks reception takes place, and guests (especially younger ones) can sometimes find this part of a wedding a little quiet.  Book a close-up magician to perform magic tricks to your guests during this part of your wedding and you can help to keep all of your guests entertained!  A close-up magician could be booked for your wedding breakfast too, giving them even more time to work around the room performing illusions and sleight of hand using small objects.  Want to find a close-up magician for your wedding? Click here!

4. Book a Caricaturist for Keepsakes of your big day!

If you keep up to date on wedding trends, you’ll notice that booking a caricaturist has become a very popular way to entertain guests during wedding breakfasts, or even evening receptions!  A caricaturist will sit in a central location and sketch guests (usually within 5 minutes) in a comical way, giving them their portrait as a keepsake for your big day!  The Bride and Groom are also sketched which can add a magical element to your big day and the ability to frame your sketch for lasting memories!  Book a caricaturist near you today to add some fun and frolics to you wedding day!

5. Keep children entertained with a balloon modeler!

Many couples opt for an adults-only wedding and invite children to the evening reception only, however if you have a number of younger guests that you want to be involved in your whole day, it might be worth putting on entertainment to keep them occupied during the quieter parts of your wedding.  We love the idea of booking a face painter, but this can be messy, so why not opt to hire a balloon modeler instead?  This type of entertainment is nice and clean and will keep younger children happy as balloons are sculpted into their favourite animals, flowers or even into hats!  Prevent boredom and book a balloon modeler today for your big day.

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6. For more children’s entertainment, opt for a puppeteer!

If a balloon modeler doesn’t tick all of your boxes when it comes to choosing wedding entertainment for children, why not choose a puppeteer instead?  A puppeteer can set up in a separate room than your wedding breakfast, so that children can go and watch puppets get naughty and mischievous during your wedding breakfast.  Many young children find sitting through a wedding breakfast rather long and boring, so choosing this type of entertainment will make sure that both the children and adults have an enjoyable time!

7. Add a fun element to your wedding day and book comedy waiters

Another tradition which is becoming rather popular among couples who love to share their sense of humour is to book comedy waiters as a surprise for their guests.  Comedy waiters will become increasingly clumsy throughout your wedding breakfast and will astonish guests as they drop plates, drinks and even act rather rude at times!  Your guests will be shocked and worried that these unprofessional waiters will ruin your big day, while you are sneakily setting them all up!  Imagine their faces as they discover that they have been tricked by a group of comedy waiters!  Click here to book comedy waiters today and enjoy some sneaky fun!

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8. Choose a wedding band for your evening reception

Live music always makes a good choice for a wedding evening reception, and what better way to achieve this than hiring a wedding band?  Wedding bands are usually very experienced in performing at weddings and will play covers of many classics from different eras.  This is a sure fire way to get your guests up onto the dancefloor and also provides magical background music for your first dance!  If you have a particular set of songs you wish to be performed on your wedding day, simply ask your chosen wedding band to see if they can accommodate!  We have many wedding bands listed on our entertainment directory, so click here to find one near you!

9. If you want to keep things simple, book a wedding DJ!

Another alternative form of entertainment for your wedding evening reception is to book a wedding DJ.  These cheeky characters add charm and banter with your guests while playing music from many different eras to modern day hits.  A wedding DJ is usually cheaper to hire than a wedding band, and will still give you that party feeling!  Most wedding DJs can also be used to make announcements, such as your first dance, or to let your guests know that the buffet is open!   Check out all of the wedding DJs listed with us right now!

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10. Add some excitement with a fire performer!

If your wedding venue has space, why not book a fire performer to perform stunts and tricks to your guests when the sun goes down?  A fire performer is very skilled at juggling with fire batons, swallowing fire and other dare-devil style stunts.  This will make the perfect end to your wedding day and give your guests plenty to talk about!  Book a fire performer today to add some impact to your evening reception!

We hope that these top 10 wedding entertainment ideas have inspired you to choose your own wedding entertainment but if you are still unsure about what you want, why not browse through our entertainment directory at www.EntertainersWorldwide.com and take a look at all of the options available to you.  Booking your entertainment is very easy too – and we don’t add any fees to your booking, so you are guaranteed to get the best price direct from your chosen entertainers!

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