7 Unique Wedding Entertainment Ideas
From bouncy castles and circus performers to reptiles and singing waiters, here are some interesting tips that Singers for Hire have come across over the years to help guarantee your wedding reception is the most talked about event of the year. Fabulous (but maybe tongue in cheek!) entertainment ideas for your wedding day.
1. Dance Party
This one from Cork bride Joanne “Dance a Tango at the drinks reception!”! Joanne booked a dance teacher to choreograph her guests in an easy and fun routine they could do together. Why not make your family dance extra special by supplying costumes and novelty footwear.
2. Duelling Pianos
With Duelling Pianos as a wedding entertainment to supplement or even replace your wedding band, you can have huge variety of music, plus the added dimension of interactivity because your guests can make requests, suggest songs or musical themes. A great duelling piano duo will know hundreds of tunes but the hire of two grand pianos might cost you thousands…..
3. Release your Inner Gamer
This one from a wedding in Galway; set up a gamer’s room with a pool table, air hockey, big screen Xbox and a popcorn machine – they even had special mood lighting to transform the space into an arcade….it’ll keep the kids happy but you might find the groomsmen miss the speeches
3. Dublin Petting Zoo
Yes that’s right – in a top Dublin hotel, we came across a mini petting zoo, stocked with exotic creatures and small farmyard animals during the cocktail reception. Guests were heard to comment how cool it was to pet a lizard or tortoise or get up close with a baby goat. We tentatively recommend it.
4. Photo Booth
From west Wexford to the tip top of Donegal, you can’t go wrong with a photo booth and today there are so many great styles to choose from; mirror cameras, retro phone booth, open photo booth, photo lounge and don’t forget to include a wide variety of props. Make sure to time-stamp the photos, it’s amazing how they’ll change in style over the course of your reception.
5. Food as Entertainment!
A take-away food van at any stage of your party will have an amazing effect. You can have chip and burger vans to start, ice cream or crepe vans to finish or stay up late with mobile cocktails. You could even incorporate Singers for Hire’s Singing Pizza Guy…with or without pizza
6. Poetry Improv
7. Singing Waiters and Opera Singing Chefs
Orla & Michael
Friends and family are still going on about you. I have given your details to friends who will be getting married. It was absolutely fantastic. We throughly enjoyed it. We were delighted with the show.
OMG the singing waiter was out of this world. He certainly was the highlight of our day. We had a Disney theme wedding and he sang a couple of songs from beauty and the beast. The guests were on their feet throughout his performance. If I ever have another party I be sure to get you back.
Thank you for organizing the singers for my birthday celebrations.
We all loved the performance.
Please pass on my gratitude.
Just a quick email to say thanks a million to the guys for their performance at our wedding on the 14th of September in castle durrow. They both were amazing! The feedback we received from the guests was brilliant and definitely was one of the highlights of the wedding!
The bridesmaids loved it as did everyone else that was involved!
You were right in saying that they won’t disappoint and I’m glad we went with them!
Just want to say a huge thank you for for your amazing entertainment on Saturday at our family wedding. Both bride and groom were completely taken by surprise and were absolutely blown away by your performance as were all the guests, as you could see by their reaction and participation!!! Thanks especially for including the Disney songs....Laura particularly loved them. All your choices were perfect and the entire show was really professional and added so much to what was truly a very special day.
Thanks again for everything