You’ll want to get your family and friends mixing and mingling and planning that little something extra to entertain your guests will have them talking about your wedding for years to come. From a parade through your neighbourhood to decorating your guests with flowers, we have some wedding entertainment ideas to get the celebration started and keep the party going until the wee hours.
Here are 22 unique wedding entertainment ideas your guests will love.
Decorate your guests with flowers
Fun Flower Stand in Toronto will set up a stunning flower display and decorate your guests with fresh flower accessories including corsages, boutonnieres, flower crowns, flower hairbands or flower hair combs.
Hit up your local party store for glow sticks, sunglasses, beads and other party favours.
Spoken For Rentals believes in bringing some soul to your event with colourful, custom art installations. Their whimsical backdrops and banners will dress up any venue.
Plan a parade
Here’s a wedding entertainment idea that’s sure to get the celebration started. This couple had a New Orleans style parade from their backyard ceremony to their restaurant reception venue through their Leslieville neighbourhood in Toronto.
Live event painting
Your guests will love to watch as an artist paints a scene from your wedding. Bonus: you’ll have an incredible masterpiece as a keepsake.
Whether you are planning a farm wedding or a downtown loft reception, entertain your guests with a Volkswagen van photobooth. Not only will the red van decked out with vintage accessories add a fun decor element, your guests can hop in the back to pose for photos with fun props.
Dry ice machine
It’s not every day that your guests have the chance to feel like their dancing in the clouds. Bonus: AirMagic Special Effects can even make it snow!
Looking for a wedding entertainment idea to get the dance party started? J Bot, an LED Robot with some killer dance moves will get your dance floor hopping.
Here’s a playful wedding entertainment idea! If you and your friends love the arcade or billiards, rent a game from The Playdium Store for some friendly competition.
Chinese lion dance
Bring luck to your wedding and marriage with a dramatic and colourful lion dance. Check out Bak Mei in Vancouver, Hong De Cultural & Athletic Association in Edmonton and Sammy Cheng in Toronto.
Artisans at work
Invite a chocolatier to serve handmade truffles, a cigar roller to demo their craft or a barista to show off their latte art.
DIY dessert stations are a crowd favourite and the addition of a s'mores station, pick ‘n’ mix candy bar or sundae fixings will have guests making their own tasty treats.
Hire a dance troupe to entertain your guests with any genre of dance routine. Find all kinds of dancers in our vendor directory.
Slow motion video booth
Arm your guests with silly string, bubbles, confetti and streamers for an epic video keepsake like this one.
Give out wish lanterns so your guests can light up the night sky and offer up wishes for your relationship. Don’t forget to fly one up with your brand new spouse!
A fun activity and wedding favour in one, caricature drawings are sure to give your guests a good laugh. Drawing by Toronto caricature artist Mark Ciale.
We love photos displayed at weddings but what about making them interactive with a custom puzzle for your guests to assemble.
Outdoor fireworks display
Looking to make a really big bang? A fireworks display should do the trick.
Indoor fireworks display
You probably love seeing them at a Raptors’ game, so why not light up your reception with the same excitement.
Take your dance party up a notch with a timely balloon drop.
Make a music video
Last but not least, if your feeling ambitious, make a music video featuring all of your guests like this one. It may even go viral.