What entertainment?

Hi all, 

what are you all having as entertainment throughout the day? Or what entertainment you’ve enjoyed as a guest?

Im at that stage of planning and wondering what are good options :) 

thanks in advance 


  • SadieeeSadieee Posts: 1,775 New bride

    Hmm I have never been to a wedding that had entertainment during the day. Do you mean for the inbetween bits? I always use that time to grab a drink and relax a bit, chat with friends & family etc.


  • britbirdbritbird Posts: 1,453 New bride

    I don't know if you would call it entertainment, but we have a string quartet who will be playing throughout the wedding breakfast

  • Kelly224Kelly224 Posts: 960 New bride

    We have an acoustic duo playing for the drinks reception and then a band and magic mirror for the evening.

    I did toy with the idea of a magician but it got vetoed!! 

  • MrsMcSMrsMcS Posts: 235

    I honestly don't think entertainment is needed, so long as you have drinks, dancing and people to chat to!

    The only entertainment at a wedding I've attended that I really thought added to the day, was one where they set up outdoor games in the gardens of the venue - welly throwing, croquet etc. That was great fun but obviously weather dependant! 

  • Should clarify, I am including dj in that also musicians for ceremony/drinks/Wedding breakfast 

    We have a pianist booked for the day time 

  • I really wanted a band after attending my sisters wedding.  They had a group called the John langan band who were amazing! Everyone was up dancing the whole night, but the expense was eye watering! 3,500 plus expenses, hotel and evening meal, as they travelled from Scotland to the lake district. We arranged a Dj through www.planmyceremony.com who included all lights and effects he dressed the venue with. Me and my wife love soul music and he even did us the perfect playlist which was nicely mixed with Disney and little mix for the kids who were there. It's tough to find someone reliable and talented but they did the hard work and it was amazing! Really made the night! 

  • Magicians seem to go down well at the weddings I've photographed. 

  • We've booked a DJ through the venue (we're not having any live music), a 10 minute firework show and we're also looking at getting a photo booth. I know lots of people have said these are overdone, but I love the idea of capturing all of my guests' photos and having them as a keepsake. 

  • A magician who walks around between your guests at the welcome drinks phase will delight your guests.

    Would also recommend an acoustic duo if you want live music at that stage.

  • MrsGB2015MrsGB2015 Posts: 3,054 New bride

    We had a caricaturist come and do drawings for people after dinner but before the evening kicked off - he went down really well and a lot of guests have kept their pictures so a nice keepsake for them to have xx

  • MrsMcSMrsMcS Posts: 235
    LeFunk Wedding Band wrote (see post):

    A magician who walks around between your guests at the welcome drinks phase will delight your guests.

    Sorry, but a magician interrupting while I catch up with friends wouldn't delight me, it would annoy me!

  • I'm def not a fan of them either, no magician, thanks.  A professional organisation I belong to had one for their Christmas party entertainment a few years ago, and my ex husband had a work event with one years ago - both a big "no."  Food, drink, conversation, and maybe some music later on, that's all I need at a wedding.  I think anything else is honestly a waste of money.  I haven't seen anything both novel and completely engaging done at a wedding in years.

  • Aw I like the idea of a magician... so much so I’ve booked one! Each to their own I guess :) 

  • Photography-First wrote (see post):

    Magicians seem to go down well at the weddings I've photographed. 


    I would second the magician suggestion particularly for the welcome drinks reception phase. They walk around and perform to small groups of people at a time and are amazing for adults and children. During the wedding breakfast I would recommend background music, so just recorded music or perhaps a strings duo/trio or a pianist or classical guitarist. A magician at that stage would be more awkward to accommodate at tables.

    Good luck





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