Wedding Drinks Reception Entertainment Ideas
On your Wedding Day, the drinks reception traditionally comes after the Wedding Ceremony and is the first chance for your guests to toast you as the happy couple. Depending on how your wedding is organised, this could be as you exit the ceremony room for a Civil Ceremony, or once you arrive at the reception venue if you are getting married in another venue, such as a Town Hall, Church or other religious setting.
The drinks reception is an opportunity for your guests to mix, mingle and catch up after the main event. For you are the wedding couple it is often the time where you get whisked away for the all important photographs. Usually the wedding photographer will want at least an hour to get some romantic shots in a picturesque location along with a selection of group shots of your family and friends. It is important to make time for this as these photographs will be a fantastic reminder of your special day for years to come. That said there will be a period of time where guests will be hanging around and so it is a good idea to keep them entertained.
Here at Ntertain we have some suggestions based on some of the most successful weddings we have seen and so would to share them with you. We will include links to the recommended entertainers to make it easy for you to find them should something catch your imagination.
1. A Magical Drinks Reception
Add a touch of Magic to your drinks reception with a fabulous close up magician. We have worked with an amazing variety of magicians over the years who each have their own unique style and specialities. Andy Dean pictured above is not only a fabulous magician but keep a close eye on your belongings because he is also a professional pick pocket! He has been known to remove watches, ties, wallets and more with the victim blissfully unaware but the rest of the party in on the act. A magician is the perfect entertainment for a drinks reception because they can move amongst different groups of people as they are being called away for photographs etc.
2. A Musical Drinks Reception
During your drinks reception you could create the perfect atmosphere and give guests something to talk about and enjoy with a live musician. Music is so emotive it can transport you back to a specific time and place in your life instantly, so lets create those memories for your wedding day entertainment. Popular types of musician include Saxophonists (like Rosemary pictured above), Pianists, Guitarists, Strings and singers. All of our professional wedding musicians are happy to work with you to create the perfect wedding music playlist to ensure you and your guests have a fabulous day and include all the important songs.
3. Gif Pod Social Drinks Reception
Set your wedding guests loose on the fabulous Gif Pod Social Booth. This new style photobooth allows your guests to have fun creating pictures, Gifs, Boomerangs and videos on the touch screen pod and then share to their social media, phone or email. This is great for guests to break the ice and take home a momento from your special day. You will receive your own mini website with all the images and videos saved for you to do with as you wish after the wedding.
4. Lucky Casino Drinks Reception
As you tie the knot, why not share the luck with your guests with some fabulous fun casino tables. We have Black Jack and Roulette tables perfect to entertain guests during the drinks reception. Your friends and family can learn the ropes from our friendly croupiers and bet with play money so they have all the fun of the casino with non of the risk. This works particularly well with a themed wedding or reception when you have got married prior to the party maybe in Vegas.