Innovative ideas for a fun-filled wedding celebration
From mind-boggling magicians and dazzling displays, to sweet treats and fun fairs, discover innovative ideas to ensure a memorable wedding reception with a helping hand from SoGlosWeddings.
Whether you’re planning an extravagant ceremony, an intimate affair, or a laidback celebration, SoGlosWeddings has found inspiring ideas for injecting fun into any wedding celebration.
Offering everything from lavish touches such as carousels and fireworks displays, to sweet and simple additions, SoGlosWeddings caters to all tastes and budgets.
Add a touch of magic
Wow your guests with some mind-boggling tricks by offering entertainment from a magician. One of the county’s best, Gloucestershire Magician promises to dazzle with cards, coins, fire, and money.
Capture the moment
Providing plenty of laughs, in addition to being a great way to capture special moments, guests can snap their own shots during the day. From photo booths, selfie stations, giant photo frames, posing with props, or uploading photos with a #hashtag on social media, there are plenty of fun options.
Enjoy quintessentially British pursuits
Take the celebrations outside and get the guests involved in some traditional British lawn games. Perfect for getting everyone acquainted with a little healthy competition, choices include croquet, bowls, or even gentle golf.
Keep things sweet
Guaranteed to unleash your inner child, sweet treats are sure to bring a smile to guests’ faces. Scoop up to Cotswold Vintage Scoop's ice-cream truck, stash some goodies from Red Party Solutions' candy buffet, sink a Shakes 2Go milkshake, take a dip in a chocolate fountain, or down a slush puppy – just some of the delicious options.
Have all the fun of the fair
Providing fun-filled entertainment which could be as extravagant as a carousel, as childlike as a bouncy castle, or as sweet and simple as candyfloss, give your big day a fun fair feel for carefree memorable celebrations.
Dazzle your guests
Sure to add a bang to your big day, a fabulous firework display provides a great photo opportunity and a spectacular finale to the proceedings. And to make things more fun, the wedding party can get involved with sparklers – an easy touch which is sure to please.
Give the day a special glow
Simple but effective, glow sticks can add another element of fun for discos and dancing. And for an extra special touch, the happy couples can personalise them with a name, date, or phrase – perfect for wedding favours and lasting mementos.
Introduce a theme
From Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, to Games of Thrones and Alice in Wonderland, adding a theme to your wedding naturally adds a little fun to the proceedings, encouraging guests' involvement through costumes, games, and unique special touches. Or, couples can opt for themes such as fairy tale, or festival – whatever the choice, it gives guests the chance to fully embrace the spirit of the day.
For an alternative way to immortalise the wedding party and have a little fun too, a caricaturist provides a unique touch and can offer some laughs with tongue-in-cheek artwork – and as an added bonus, guests will receive a personalised keepsake of the day.
Place your bets
Make things interesting by hiring a casino, offering the chance for wedding guests to have fun and a little flutter, testing their luck by spinning the roulette or rolling the dice. For the authentic experience, couples can choose full-sized tables and even a croupier to take charge and direct the game.
Be a big kid
Sure to have guests reminiscing of childhood times, giant games such as Jenga, Connect Four, Skittles, and Scrabble offer the perfect ingredients for some good, clean fun. Easy to arrange, and ideal for guests of all ages, larger-than-life games are great for laidback celebrations.
Get in the mood for dancing
It might not win points for originality, but a live band remains a sure-fire way to get guests into the party spirit. From Gloucestershire’s premier party band Tux Fizz, to rock and pop covers group The Chip Shop Boys, the county is teeming with talented wedding bands ready to get everyone breaking a move on the dance floor.
Cater for everyone
For footloose and fancy-free dining, there are plenty of wedding food alternatives which allow for guests to mingle and have fun, while also enjoying fantastic food. Whether you prefer on-trend street food trucks, gourmet pies, wood-fired pizzas, or juicy burgers, there are plenty of choices to tickle those taste buds and delight hungry guests.
Invite fluffy friends
An irresistible idea for animal lovers, and the perfect way to keep any younger guests entertained, is to include furry pals in your wedding day. Snap a shot with a handsome horse, cuddle cute rabbits, or invite man’s best friend – with a petting zoo guaranteed to make for an original, and wholly enjoyable, celebration.
Belt out a tune
Wannabe singers and merry guests can sing the night away, having a blast at karaoke. Croon classic tunes, have a bit of a boogie, or imagine you’re on the X Factor – this long-favoured form of entertainment might be a slow starter, but is sure to have a line of eager contestants by the end of the night.
Raise everyone’s spirits
A key ingredient to adult celebrations, alcohol is a given at wedding ceremonies. Couples can add an extra shot of fun into the mix by stirring up signature cocktails, making jelly shots, or even designing drinking games to get the wedding party into the party spirit.
If you need a helping hand to decide what wedding entertainment you should have, take SoGlosWeddings' bespoke quiz to find out!
By Kathryn Godfrey
Wednesday 07 March 2018
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