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28 Unique Wedding Entertainment Ideas Your Guests Will Love

Want to wow your wedding guests? We’ve got some wedding entertainment ideas that will add that extra oomph to your celebration.

Unique wedding entertainment

Unique wedding entertainment

You’ll want to get your family and friends mixing and mingling and planning that little something extra to entertain your wedding 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 unique wedding entertainment ideas to get the celebration started and keep the party going until the wee hours.

Here are 28 unique wedding entertainment ideas your guests will love.

Decorate your guests with flowers

Here’s a unique wedding idea we love (and your guests will too!). Willow & Stems in Toronto will set up their stunning Fun Flower Stand and decorate your guests with fresh flower accessories including corsages, boutonnieres, flower crowns, flower hairbands or flower hair combs.

Decorate wedding guests with flowers

Choreographed dance

itsadanceparty will help you perform a dance routine that’s sure to get a good reaction from the crowd. This couple teamed up with wedding party members and close friends from all corners of the country to learn this dance via online video lessons before the big day and then held a big group rehearsal the day before the wedding.

Party gear

Hit up your local party store for glow sticks, sunglasses, beads and other party favours.

Wedding party gear

Art installation

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.

Wedding art installation

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.

Wedding parade

Mobile bar

Kick-off the festivities with some drinks served up from a mobile bar service. A stylish trailer decked out with all the supplies is perfect for an outdoor wedding.

Mobile bar service

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. Video by Impressions Live Art.

Magician

Hire a magician to give your guests a jaw-dropping performance. This is the perfect wedding entertainment idea during your cocktail hour or at a micro wedding where your guests can see the illusions up close.

Magician performing at a wedding

Fun photobooth

Whether you are planning a farm wedding or a downtown loft reception, entertain your guests with a Volkswagen van photo booth. Not only will the van decked out with vintage accessories add a fun decor element, but your guests can also hop in the back to pose for photos with fun props.

Wedding photobooth

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!

Wedding dry ice machine

Circus act

Looking for a unique wedding entertainment idea that’ll amaze your guests? Montreal-based Vladislav Zolotarev- Circus Musical Show, a former Cirque Du Soleil acrobat, will bring a circus performance right to your wedding venue.

wedding circus performance

Karaoke

If you and your partner love belting out tunes at the local karaoke bar, bring the excitement to your wedding reception. Kick off the session with your own newlywed performance and then open it up for your guests.

Karaoke at a wedding

Mr. Robot

This wedding entertainment idea will definitely get the dance party started. J Bot, an LED Robot with some killer dance moves will have your dance floor hopping.

Robot dance party

Arcade games

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.

Wedding arcade games

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.

Chinese lion dance

Food truck

Arrange for a food truck to pull up to your party to indulge your guests with coffeelate night snacksfrozen treats or almost anything else your heart desires.

Food truck at wedding

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.

Handmade truffles at wedding

DIY desserts

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.

Wedding candy bar

Professional dancers

Hire a dance troupe to entertain your guests with any genre of dance routine. Find all kinds of dancers in our vendor directory.

Wedding dancers

Slow motion video booth

Arm your guests with silly string, bubbles, confetti and streamers for an epic video keepsake like this one.

Wish lanterns

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!

Wish lanterns

Hay or sleigh ride

If you’re planning a rustic or winter wedding, give your guests a tour of the beautiful countryside.

Sleigh ride

Caricature artist

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.

Wedding caricature artist

Custom puzzle

We love photos displayed at weddings but what about making them interactive with a custom puzzle for your guests to assemble.

Custom puzzle

Outdoor fireworks display

Looking to make a really big bang? A fireworks display should do the trick.

Wedding fireworks

Indoor fireworks display

You probably love seeing them at a Raptors’ game, so why not light up your reception with the same excitement.

Wedding indoor fireworks

Balloon drop

Take your dance party up a notch with a timely balloon drop.

Balloon drop

Make a music video

Last but not least, if you’re feeling ambitious, make a music video featuring all of your guests like this one. It may even go viral.

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