Have a look at these alternative wedding entertainment ideas. If you're wanting something different and unusual for your guests, maybe you're planning a very small wedding reception and want to avoid the usual band, singer or DJ. Or you might just want something to fill any gaps you have during your day to keep everyone entertained.
Perfect for the 'lulls' in your day - typically during reception drinks, after your ceremony and between your wedding breakfast and evening reception. 'Close up' magic works best, your magician will move around tables and mingle amongst your guests performing everything from interactive card magic to mind reading tricks.
Expect to pay: £300 - £500 for 2 hours of close up magic
Useful Contact: Anthony Chan Magician
Why not hire one or several full-sized casino tables. Again perfect for the gap between your wedding breakfast and evening reception, or actually during the early part of your evening reception. Professional croupiers are also normally included with table hire and many different games are available: American Roulette, Casino Stud Poker, Blackjack (21), Wheel of Fortune Texas Holdem and Craps (Dice).
Expect to pay from £200 - £600+ depending on the number of tables you require
Useful Contact: Royale Casino
3. Photo Booth
A photo booth on the day has a number of uses. Firstly, instant photos for your guests to take home as a memento. Most booths will also have the option of printing a duplicate copy for the bride and groom to collect and make an entire album. Photo booths can also be used to record a video best wishes message for the bride and groom.
Expect to pay from £300 - £700 depending on your requirements
Useful Contact: Picture Blast
4. Bouncy Castle
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Perfect for children and grown up kids! Preferably for summer weddings outside but a more accommodating large venue might also be able to squeeze this in! Perfect for keeping kids occupied during your reception drinks and between your wedding breakfast and evening reception.
Expect to pay from £100 - £250
Useful Contact: Mr Bouncy Castle
5. Ice Sculpture
Not strictly entertainment but your guests will be wowed by your table plan suspended in a solid block of ice or minutely detailed table centres. Your blocks of ice can be sculpted into a virtually limitless number of different shapes - from large love hearts, swans, flowers or even a champagne bottle.
Expect to pay - table centres from £30 + each, seating plan from £300 +
Useful Contact: Glacial Art