Wedding Reception Entertainment Ideas For The Offbeat Bride

For the offbeat bride, the standard DJ or wedding band may seem a bit boring. Entertainment is important, though, because what is a party if everyone is just standing around huddled over their drinks? The following quirky ideas may be just the thing you need to make your wedding reception the party of your dreams.

Idea #1: Be your own wedding singer

Karaoke makes everyone a star. What better way to showcase your love than to actually sing your song with your new spouse in front of your closest friends and family? You can rent a karaoke machine and run your own show, if you desire. Dress it up by also renting a stage and perhaps a box of photo booth props  so your guests can dress the part that they are singing. There are also karaoke DJs that will handle all the details and ensure that you have a good show going.

Idea #2: Teach traditional dance

Are you having an ethnic or themed wedding? How about renting a large stage and bringing in a few dance instructors. For example, an Irish wedding isn’t complete without dancing a few reels and singing a few drinking songs. Or, bring your roaring 20s wedding theme to life by hiring an instructor to teach everyone the Charleston and other popular dances of the era.

Idea #3: It’s all fun and games

For brides that aren’t much for dancing and singing, games could be the perfect form of entertainment. You can rent arcade-style games and turn your reception into a giant tournament. If tabletop games are more your thing, then consider a social game like bunco. This fast action dice game features rotating tables and simple rules – making it a surefire way to encourage both mingling and lots of laughter. Do you feel like channeling your inner child? Then rent an adult-size bounce house or ball pit, or even feature a pinata as part of the celebration.

Idea #4: Make the entertainment match the theme

A themed wedding gives you a lot of options for creative entertainment. For example, a western or cowboy wedding can feature a mechanical bull or square dancing. A circus themed wedding is the perfect chance to set up a few midway games or even bring in a clown or other bigtop-style entertainer. Or, turn your traditional garden reception into a fancy lawn party, complete with croquet.

Talk to a local party rentals and supplies business to find out what offbeat items they have available that could help with your entertainment plans.