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Top Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life and it’s a given that you want it to be as perfect as possible – from the venue and décor to the cake and the entertainment. It’s become increasingly popular to have a unique form of wedding entertainment to make the occasion even more memorable.

Wedding Reception Entertainment

While there are tons of wedding entertainment ideas, there are a few that stand out and that guests really enjoy. Here are some unique wedding entertainment ideas, from outdoor games to hiring a wedding magician:

  • Live band or DJ: a live band or wedding DJ is a classic entertainment choice that is sure to get your wedding guests dancing and having a good time. You can choose a band or DJ that plays music in your favourite style. If you’re hosting a rustic wedding, you might prefer a band over a DJ.
  • Photo booth: this is a fun and interactive way to entertain your guests and create memories. Guests can take photos with props and print out copies to take home to always remember the day. 
  • Outdoor lawn games: wedding games are becoming more and more popular to break the ice and get everyone at the table chatting. If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you can set up lawn games for your guests to play, for example giant Jenga, croquet, or cornhole which is an American game that’s gaining popularity. For an indoor games segment, there are a range of options from trivia and marriage advice cards to bingo and ‘guess the facts’.
  • Caricature artist: hiring a caricature artist to draw pictures of your guests is a unique and personalised wedding entertainment idea. Your guests will love wandering by and watching the artist at work. Guests can take home their caricature as a bespoke souvenir to remember the occasion.
  • Fireworks display: a fireworks display can be a spectacular way to end the night and create a memorable moment for you and your wedding guests. This also lends itself to a fantastic photo opportunity as well. 
  • Magician: there are few things more entertaining than magic. It’s a skill that gets your mind working and your guests will be determined to figure out the secrets behind the tricks. Hiring a professional magician remains the best wedding entertainment in the UK as it’s a fun and unique way to make your wedding day more magical and memorable. It’s also a great way to get your guests mesmerised and talking about the tricks all night long.

Types of Wedding Magic

All-day Entertainment

This is the ideal, all-inclusive package that includes everything you’ll need on your special day – from a wedding emcee to a magic show. You can opt for the all-day entertainment where you get a magician and an MC all in one instead of booking multiple packages. Here’s all the amazing extras that the wedding emcee package includes:

  • Greet bridal party and guests
  • Direct wedding guests 
  • Announce the happy couple into the wedding breakfast
  • Introduce the speeches
  • Announce the formal withdrawal from the meal at its completion
  • Announce the cutting of the cake 
  • Announce the first dance
  • Announce the bouquet toss
  • Any other hosting or ushering duties as required 
  • Magic show in front of the whole wedding party 
  • Special trick just for the bride and groom. 

Wedding Reception Magician

A wedding drinks reception is usually the first time all your guests have the chance to mix and mingle. But, often each group of friends and relatives have never met before and tend to stick together. When you hire a wedding magician to perform close up magic, it’s an instant ice breaker! Magic brings people together and gets them talking and laughing which creates a magical atmosphere that carries on throughout the day. Christopher Whitelock is a professional close up magician and knows how to get the crowd going with his lively entertainment.

Wedding Breakfast Magician

When you have a lot of people sitting down for the breakfast at the same time, it can sometimes feel like quite a wait for those on the last few tables to be served. A close up magician performing wedding table magic is the perfect choice of entertainment here. Those waiting to be served can enjoy their own exclusive magic show. Chris will coordinate with the wedding venue staff to find out which order the tables will be served to ensure he starts performing close up magic at the ones that will have to wait for the longest.

Evening Reception Magician 

After dinner, there is usually an intermission stage whilst the dinner tables are being cleared and the room is rearranged for the dancing. A world-class wedding magician like Chris will not only keep the energy going, he’ll also help break the ice between the day guests and the evening guests with his amazing close-up magic. He’ll soon have everyone energised and ready to hit the dance floor and party the night away!

The Parlour of Mystery

The Parlour of Mystery is a fun form of no-contact wedding entertainment that will keep your guests entertained and talking about it all day! With this format, Chris ensures that you still have the thrill of a live magic show with audience participation whilst following social distance guidelines to keep you and your guests safe at all times.

Master of Ceremonies 

Besides performing magic, Chris also offers a Master of Ceremonies package where he performs toastmaster duties and ensures smooth proceedings. Having a professional MC allows you and your family to sit back and enjoy your day whilst the day moves in a timely fashion. 

For unforgettable, magical wedding entertainment, fill in this contact form with details of the day like your wedding date, venue and number of guests so we can put together the perfect package for you.

2 Jun 2023

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