Charelline
Curious May 2021 Ontario

Entertaining guest

Charelline, on 11/February/2019 at 21:53 Posted in Wedding reception
I would really like to know what you guys would be putting together as entettsinment for your guests. We were looking at photo booths, dance groups. Could use some ideas on what you guys are putting together besides food, music and deserts.
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  • Donna Yeung
    Devoted August 2018 British Columbia
    Donna Yeung ·

    DragonsEntertaining guest 1

    We had a photobooth during the reception and my husbands mother planned a surprise Chinese Traditional Dragon and Lion dance from this school we used to go to (we both went to the same dance school when we were kids).

    Lion DanceEntertaining guest 2


  • Charelline
    Curious May 2021 Ontario
    Charelline ·
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    Thank you leah...
  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·

    Our venue is at a botanical garden, so guests will be able to explore it on their own.

    We're having a day time celebration, so other than speeches, and good music, we don't feel the need to entertain guest in any other way.

    My best friend had West African drummers at her reception, and her groom surprised her by learning to play "Fever" on his bass guitar and having his mother who's a jazz singer accompany him.

    If you have dance groups, consider reaching out to some of the local schools, or universities.

  • Charelline
    Curious May 2021 Ontario
    Charelline ·
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    I was thinking that too...fh wants african dance group yet we on a budget. Heard lots of ideas of the shoe game which is also fun and on a budget lol...hope all planning is going great as we are still buting heads.
  • Robyn
    Featured June 2019 Ontario
    Robyn ·

    I didn't want anything but my FH is set on a photobooth, so that's all we'll have, other than the dancing

  • Allison
    Featured October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    I agree with this! Sometimes guests (especially family) might not have seen on another for a while so they will visit and entertain amongst themselves.

  • Charelline
    Curious May 2021 Ontario
    Charelline ·
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    Lovely indeed great laughter....
  • Charelline
    Curious May 2021 Ontario
    Charelline ·
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    Thank you for that, my fh is so in for entertaining guest and keep telling him people come to congratulate you, mingle, eat and dance. No time for that but curious of ur shoe game. How does that work/ played.
  • Charelline
    Curious May 2021 Ontario
    Charelline ·
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    Wow thats amazing...
  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
    The only game we're including will be an "I spy..." photo game at each table with our hashtag for them to share on social media. It'll be a nice way to gather pictures of our wedding from other people's perspectives!



  • Brittany
    Master January 2019 British Columbia
    Brittany ·

    Honestly, we didn't do any entertainment... and I literally, 3.5 weeks after my wedding, just realized in my hectic-ness of planning forgot to play the shoe game at our wedding... OMG I'm so sad... Like, pathetically sad... haha.

    But just goes to show, people don't miss it... People are great at visiting, socializing, and entertaining themselves. Also, if you're paying for a DJ, utilize it, get people out on the dance floor! Don't worry about professional dancers, or giving people a distraction in the back corner of the room like games or a photo booth.

    If you want them, GREAT! go for it! But if you're doing it because you think people will be bored... trust me, they won't be!

  • Allison
    Featured October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·

    We are having a photobooth at our wedding!

    We are also doing the shoe game, where you give one of your shoes to your FH and he gives you one of his. The two of you sit back to back so you can't see their answer. Someone (our MC) will read questions about us (i.e. who is most likely to fall asleep watching TV) and we lift up a shoe corresponding to who the question applies to. Sometimes the answers vary between spouses and gets some laughs from guests. That's the shoe game in a nutshell, more can be found here:

    Wedding Shoe Game

    Our guestbook is a Polaroid one so guests will be snapping pictures of themselves and signing it, which can be entertaining lol.

  • Charelline
    Curious May 2021 Ontario
    Charelline ·
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    Lovely i figure the same music food and treats are enough and lots of conversation
  • Katrin
    Frequent user September 2019 Ontario
    Katrin ·

    We are thinking of having polaroid cameras available and pins to hang up the photos to strings for our guests. We're going to have an outdoor fire pit for folks to relax and talk at as well. We aren't doing anything crazy, people just have to talk!

  • Tori
    Featured October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Oh, we are having an 18+ wedding... absolutely no kids are allowed.... Have to be legal drinking age to attend...

  • Charelline
    Curious May 2021 Ontario
    Charelline ·
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    Nice with kids in mind...outdoor reception sounds lovely

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