Wedding Entertainment


100s of Wedding Entertainment Ideas for the Perfect Wedding!

Once you've set the date and booked a venue it’s time to start thinking about all the wonderful, fun-filled entertainment to choose and hire that will keep your guests smiling throughout your big day. 

Find local suppliers in your area using the search bar above, or browse below for our most popular wedding entertainment ideas chosen by thousands of couples worldwide!

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Popular Choices of Wedding Entertainment

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Wedding Ceremony Music

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Wedding Reception Entertainment Ideas

Man playing a guitar with link to see available Guitar Singers to hireMale magician performing a clever tick for guest entertainemnt at a wedding with link to experienced Wedding Magicians available for hire through |Entertainers WorldwideWoman in red dress playing a piano and singing for guests to entertain guests at a wedding reception. Link to Pianist Singers for hireLookalike of Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey with link to other lookalikes for hire 


Wedding Breakfast Entertainment

 Man proposing a toast at a wedding with link to Wedding Speakers and Toastmasters for hireRabbit in magician's hat with link to find Magicians to hire to entertain childrenGroup of acoustic musicians in a band with link to Hire Acoustic Bands


Wedding Evening Reception Entertainment

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Other Wedding Services

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More Ideas and Inspiration for Your Wedding.

Take a look at some of our guides and blogs writtern by experienced wedding entertainers to help you plan ahead for a perfect day..

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You can also find hundreds of ideas on our Wedding Entertainment Pinterest board.


Wedding Entertainment Ideas Everyone Will Love

We have an amazing range of entertainers and great ideas for wedding guests to help you make your wedding day magical, memorable and unique.

 Traditionally Live Bands and DJs are hired for the evening wedding entertainment but there are musicians and singers that can be booked for the Ceremony as well as magicians, caricaturists, children’s entertainers, speciality acts, surprise singing waiters and lookalikes to provide entertainment throughout the day.

1. Live Bands

 A firm favourite for many couples is to hire a Wedding Band. Booking an experienced group is a great way to ensure that you’re getting a well-rehearsed, professional band who are expert at creating a welcoming atmosphere and getting your guests up and on that dance floor for the evening wedding entertainment. They’ll talk to the audience in between songs and know just how to bring people out of their shells.

2. Wedding DJs

By hiring an experienced wedding DJ you can rely on them to keep the right mix of music flowing all evening, creating that perfect party atmosphere from announcing your first dance then enticing the few guests to join you on the dancefloor.

3. Magicians

This type of interactive entertainment will get your guests involved and interested as a Close-Up Magician works his/her magic around the room performing illusions to small groups of guests. 

4. String Quartets

In 2022 we have seen increased demand for string ensembles possibly due to the "Bridgerton effect" and early booking for string quartets is advised.

5. Caricaturists

 Book a talented artist who will mix and mingle and easily sketch each guest in a matter of minutes. Fun to watch and a delightful momento of your wedding for guests to keep.

As well as these top five choices of entertainment here we have selected lots more wedding ideas for guests.

Quirky, unusual and fun ways to entertain and occupy guests of all ages throughout the day.

6. Balloon modelling classes

Hire a balloon modeller to entertain your guests and show them how to make balloon flowers and animals.

Wedding Ideas Teepees

7. Teepee hideaways

Wonderful for outdoor and festival-style weddings, you can fill teepees with cushions and fairy lights to create quiet resting places for guests and fun hiding places for children.

8. Straw bale seating & fun area

Create a fun seating area or pile your straw bales higher to make a play area for your younger guests.

9. Polaroid guestbook

Create a photo area and ask your guests to write a message on their photo before hanging it up or pinning it to a board.

10. A wish tree

All you need is card labels, string, pens and a lovely tree... or just some string. Ask your guests to write you messages, wishes or predictions on the labels and hang them on the tree to flutter in the breeze. One of the simplist, affordable wedding ideas for guests that allow them to share their love for you.

Wedding Ideas Wish Tree

11. Lego table

Simple, fun entertainment for guests of all ages – bowls of brightly-coloured lego bricks and suggestions for things to build.

For a special challenge suggest that team of kids try to build a close replica of the the Wedding Cake House! That will keep the little ones occupied for quite some time.

wedding cake house

12. Video booth

You don’t even need to hire a videographer for this, just create a quiet area for guests to film their own video message. You could also include prompt cards with questions like ‘3 pieces of advice for the bride’ or ‘Things not to do on honeymoon’.

13. Hire a maze

Amaze your guests! You can hire a maze for indoor and outdoor weddings – fill it full of messages and fairy lights, or even create a treasure hunt.

14. Date jar

Ask your guests to write perfect date ideas on cards and post them into your ‘date jar’. This one is so much fun for you to look through later and you can stick all the ideas in a journal to refer to for years to come.

15. Table hook-a-fish games

Add mini hook a fish or magnetic fishing games to your tables for a bit of between-course entertainment.

Wedding Ideas Light Tunnel

 16. Fairy light tunnel

These make a beautiful back drop for your photos!

17. Stand in photo props

You can now get anything from a bride-and-groom to strongmen or Hollywood-red-carpet stand in photo props – or you could build and paint one yourselves!

 18. Aromatherapy bar

Create a bar or space with aromatherapy oils and roll-on mixer bottles so your guests can make up their own creations depending on their mood. ‘Peppermint and orange oil for joy and energy’, ‘Rosemary and pine needle to refresh’ – write suggestions like these on a chalk board to get them started. 

Aromatherapy Bar Wedding Entertainment Ideas

19. Mini railway

This one is just so much fun for adults and kids alike. Hire a mini railway to go around the perimeter of your wedding area for the day.

20. Glitter bar

Glitter tattoos or just roll-on glitter bottles to give your guests that extra sparkle.

Glitter Bar Wedding Entertainment Ideas

21. Face painter

Another one of those wedding ideas for guests both young and old. A face painter can give your guests full face paint or just gorgeous touches like rose buds, hearts or angel wings strategically placed on their arms or faces.

22. Pimp your Champagne

A Champagne cocktail bar with suggestions and fun glass adornments is a great addition to the wedding drinks reception.

23. Fireworks

Light up the night with Fireworks during your evening wedding reception.

24. Mobile Bar

Get your very own cocktail making-genius to mix up the best between-dances drinks for your guests at the evening reception.

Wedding Ideas Mobile Bar

25. Sparklers

Mini sparklers on the wedding tables or giant sparklers in a jar for your guests to pick up as they walk by…just don’t forget to add a little note about safety advice.

26. Croquet

For a traditional garden-party twist, set up a croquet lawn and hold croquet matches throughout the afternoon.

27. Giant Jenga, Connect 4 or chequers

Giant games are a big wedding trend and for a good reason – they work for all ages and can keep your guests entertained throughout the day.

28. Rope swings

Hang them from trees and decorate them with flowers and fairy lights to create some wonderful photo opportunities.

Wedding Entertainment Ideas Rope Swings

29. Painting by numbers

Choose your favourite painting and search online for a company to turn it into a paint by numbers sheet or canvas. Your guests can have fun painting parts of your work of art and you will have the most wonderful wedding present to frame at the end of your big day.

30. Photo booth with props

This one is also super-popular at weddings, and the more fun the costumes, hats, and props are, the better the photos.

31. Flip flops and pashminas baskets

Keep your guests warm and comfortable and make it easy for them dance-on into the night with a basket full of flip flops of all sizes and warm scarves or pashminas.

32. Mini bubbles

Bottles of bubbles everywhere! Some on the tables, some by the doors – it’s lovely to see bubbles wafting by wherever you go!

Wedding Ideas Bubbles

33. Ice cream stall

Some sweet ideas next – a traditional ice cream stall and…

34. Sweet bar

…a Sweet bar or Candy cart for your guests to pick at.

35. Fair ground rides

Colour and atmosphere and lots of laughs, fairground rides from merry-go-rounds to ferris wheels make some of the very best wedding evening entertainment

36. Welly hurling

Old-school fun that will bring lots of laughs, and all you need is an assortment of rubber boots and markers.

Wedding Ideas Welly hurling

37. Hook a duck

More fair-ground fun with hook-a-duck and of course not forgetting the…

38. Coconut shy

Another one that’s easy to set up and organize. And you could even have prizes for your guests.

39. Advice & Predictions Book

Instead of just a guest book, why not have an advice & predictions book with prompter questions?

40. Upload your videos

Whether you create a video booth or just lots of opportunities for some video fun, why not add the details of your upload site to a chalk board, or have it printed on cards to put on the tables, so that you get all your guests’ videos!

41. Chocolate fountain

Another sweet treat and messy wedding favourite!

42. Maypole dancing

This one is perfect for a Spring or Summer wedding and will bring a pop of colour, as well as getting your guests up and dancing.

Wedding Ideas Maypole

43. Giant bubble making

As well as small bottles of bubbles, you can also create a giant bubble making area for kids and adults.

44. Origami sets

Pretty patterned papers and simple origami instructions make a lovely entertainment idea to leave on the tables. Your wedding will soon be full of colourful, miniature origami flowers, stars and hearts.

45. Slide shows

Create wonderful slideshows of your journey as a couple, and slideshows of your friends and family.

46. Tarot card reader

How about setting up a fortune telling tent, with your very own Tarot Card reader? Or leave Tarot Cards and instructions on the tables.

Wedding Ideas Tarot Card Reader

47. Mini/Crazy golf

This one will keep guests entertained for hours and you can now hire mini golf courses with a wedding theme.

48. Craft tables

This is a lovely one to include for your young guests – a place for them to make and create while the adults talk and dance. You can even include kits for the little ones to make picture frames for all those wedding polaroids!

49. Custom tattoos/hand stamps

You can buy personalized stamps with your names, a message and even your faces for your guests to stamp on their hands, or for them to stamp on their wish notes or cards.

50. Poem book

If you have creative friends, then why not leave out a Poem Book for your guests to write you lovely and funny rhymes and poems.

51. Mad Hatter's tea party or tea bar

Create a tea area at your wedding so your guests can make themselves a cup of herbal or black tea to keep them feeling refreshed. You can make it more fun by giving your tea area a Mad Hatter's theme. 

Wedding Ideas Tea Bar

52. Make-your-own jewellery bar

Flower head band or ribbons and beads, a jewellery bar will give your guests a lovely keepsake as well as keeping them entertained.

53. Sack race

Good old-fashioned fun and easy to organize…just like a… 

54. Tug of war

Something for young and old to enjoy and all you need is a good, sturdy rope!

55. Fancy dress

Leave fancy dress baskets by the dance floor so your guests can get creative. It makes for amazing photos!


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