Keeping your wedding guests entertained during your wedding photographs can be tricky! Here, the experts at Warble Entertainment give their top suggestions…
There’s no doubt that having lots of fantastic photographs of your wedding day is extremely important. And, after you and your other half have spent so much time, money and effort to look your absolute best, you’ll want to make sure you have proof!
So, after the ceremony, the norm is for the bridal party to be hijacked by the photographer for anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours. The question is, what happens to your guests during this time? Here are some handy hints to keep your guests entertained and talking about what an awesome day they’ve had – and it’s likely they’ll never even notice you were gone!
Book a Caricaturist
A caricaturist is a fantastic way to combine entertainment for your guests, with providing a unique wedding favour. When you think caricaturist you may think of guys in berets at easels whilst you wander round a large city centre. Think again! There are caricaturists out there who will knock your socks off with their humour, easy manner and conversation skills as well as their artistic talent. They can provide a wonderful conversation starter for groups of people who don’t know each other and they mean that the sitters get a memento of your day. Most caricaturists will also have their paper pre-printed with your name and the date of your wedding to make it even more special.
Wedding entertainment for adults and children
Alternatively, if you want to entertain your guests in a slightly different way then why not have a balloon modeller? There are balloon modellers out there who can astound you with their creations. From flowers and headdresses for the ladies, to superhero characters for the guys. This kind of act is a truly unique talking point and will provide fun and colourful photo-opportunites.
Hire live music for the drinks reception
Most people like to keep the drinks reception lively but low key and elegant – so you are slowly increasing the tempo of the day without your guests running out of steam before the evening entertainment begins. If you want musical entertainment for your drinks reception then try having a cool guitar and vocal acoustic act that will keep your guests relaxed and entertained. Jazz bands work really well too and there are lots of different types and styles to chose from depending on the atmosphere you want to create – from fun and upbeat to laid-back and sultry.
For those of you who would like to awaken the child within, there is an option for the drinks reception entertainment that can really surpass any other. Giant games are becoming extremely popular and the different types of games can create an amazing atmosphere. Imagine your guests surrounding a giant Connect Four; pit guest against guest in a Giant Scalectrix tournament, or have a war of the minds with a Giant Chess Board.
Walkabout acts and circus performers
Circus performers are also a popular option for drinks receptions, especially when you have children attending. Depending on the performer you book they can showcase different talents like crystal ball juggling, mix and mingle stilt walking and walkabout juggling. You can even have the performers provide a circus workshop to teach plate spinning, juggling and stilt walking. You’ll have the surprise of your life when you return to your guests seeing Uncle Dave plate spinning whilst stilt walking!
Whatever you decide to do to entertain your guest, there really is only one rule… don’t do nothing!
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