Our last blog touched on wedding entertainment for the intermission time between the ceremony and the reception of your wedding while the bridal party is taking photos. We looked at food and drink bars, photo booths, and games. If you missed that blog, click here to read more about it.
A typical reception’s entertainment includes the grand entrance of the bridal party, the first dance, the parent dances, the bouquet and garter toss, toasts, and then the cake cutting. Along with this, you’d have the meal and open dancing. However, there are some good ideas for extra entertainment for the reception itself.
Additional Entertainment Ideas
- Anniversary Dance:Get all married couples out to the dance floor with the Anniversary Dance! The DJ or emcee will ask ALL married couples to join the bride and groom on the dance floor and then slowly release married couples that have been married the shortest. For example, they may announce that “Anyone married less than one year you may take a seat . . . Anyone married less than five years you may take a seat . . . Anyone married less than ten years you may take a seat.” As the song progresses, the last couple dancing will have been married the longest. Then if you choose, you can have that couple give some marriage advice to the newlyweds on how to have a long, happy marriage!An alternative version is, rather than slowly taking married couples away, you can slowly add them. For example, the bride and groom start on the dance floor, and the DJ or emcee will announce that “Anyone married less than one year, please join the dance floor . . . Anyone married less than five years, please join the dance floor . . . Anyone married less than ten years, please join the dance floor.” This way, you will already have a group on the dance floor to start the dance party!
- The Shoe Game:The shoe game is cute entertainment and is hilarious for the couple and the guests. The couple sits back-to-back, each with their shoe in one hand and their spouse’s shoe in the other. The DJ, emcee, or designated friend will call out questions, such as, “Who is in charge of the remote when watching TV?” Without seeing their spouse, the couple has to answer! Here is an excellent list of possible questions you can use.
- Lawn Games:Tabletop games and lawn games are always great entertainment options and can keep guests enthralled throughout the evening. Here are some fun options: Jenga, tic-tac-toe, connect four, ring toss, croquet, mad libs, picture scavenger hunt, bride and groom trivia, or custom puzzles.
Entertainment is also found within the venue by having areas for guests to hang and visit. At Molto Bella Wedding and Events, we offer four beautiful, unique pavilions in close proximity surrounded by gardens. We provide the tables, chairs, outdoor furniture, patio fans, patio heaters, and we spray organic bug repellent before every event to shoo away pesky insects. We love guests to add whatever special touches they want to pull it all together. Contact us today to learn more.
Resources: Cavin Elizabeth Photography & Two Hearts Weddings and Events