15 Foolproof Ideas for a Fun Wedding Reception
Want a fun wedding reception? It’s easy with our 15 fun wedding reception ideas for awesome couples! Read & learn to throw a fun reception party!
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Your wedding is a beautiful celebration of you and your partner’s union, and your personal style is in the spotlight with each detail. However, it is necessary to consider the accommodations required to gather a large group of people together with differing needs.
The best way to do this? A rockin’ fun wedding reception! Because throwing a great party is our specialty, we’re offering 15 foolproof ideas for a fun wedding reception.
With these tips, you’ll be able to entertain every adult, child, and even curmudgeon in your circle of loved ones. Some of these are tried-and-true and some of these are unexpected. But all of these have had great success!
Frank Sinatra Impersonator | Fun Wedding Reception Ideas
Old Blue Eyes lives on through his brassy, classic love songs. Sinatra’s music ranges from the rousing Big Band sound to the romantic and nostalgic melodies of his time. There’s something for everyone!
Wedding Video Created By Guests | Fun Wedding Reception Ideas
Doo Wop Trio | Fun Wedding Reception Ideas
This genre of music is an original and creative way to entertain your guests. Combine this with 1960s-inspired attire, and you can dance to everything from oldies to more contemporary hits with a doo wop spin.
Caricaturist | Fun Wedding Reception Ideas
A professional caricaturist can capture up to 15 of your guests an hour to commemorate the big day. With the expert, on-the-spot artistry, your guests will have a unique keepsake to remember their experience.
Using a photo booth to capture your memories is not necessarily a new idea, but because of its popularity, some businesses have upgraded their photo booth capabilities. A Green Screen photo booth uses technology that can put your guests in front of any digital image or graphic. Add some fun and quirky physical props and no two wedding mementos will be the same.
Flair Bartender | Fun Wedding Reception Ideas
Whether you want an extreme bartender to perform dazzling close-up magic tricks with the manipulation of bar tools or perform a high-energy experience with bottle flipping and juggling, hiring a flair bartender is a great way to liven up any event.
Stilt Walkers | Fun Wedding Reception Ideas
These performing artists are more than just a long pair of legs. Most stilt walkers often entertain with balancing acts, juggling, magic, and other tricks that are sure to be enjoyed by young and old alike.
Depending on the type of dance you go with, you could create quite the atmosphere for your guests. Try an aerialist or ballet dancer for elegance. Or if you’re looking for something more outrageous, hire a fire dancer to get your wedding party popping!
Most times, the catering menu gets more attention from guests than the catering staff. But with a strolling table, also referred to as a living table, you’re presenting the ultimate conversation piece. With their elaborate costumes, these performers can provide your guests cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as well as a fun selfie op.
Elvis Impersonator | Fun Wedding Reception Ideas
For all you daring couples who choose to incorporate a wedding theme, consider a Vegas-style celebration complete with an Elvis impersonator. Your guests could be dazzled by dancers and mobile casino games, and a professional Elvis tribute artist can be your entertainment as well as officiate the ceremony.
Charlie Chaplin Impersonator | Fun Wedding Reception Ideas
For those couples who would like a themed wedding but prefer something a little more subtle, try a style that is associated with a certain era. For a 1920s theme, you can hire a Charlie Chaplin impersonator to provide the classic vaudevillian-type comedy that entertains all ages.
Karaoke Party | Fun Wedding Reception Ideas
Who doesn’t love hearing a falsetto version of “Don’t Stop Believing” from your favorite uncle? With a karaoke machine, you and your guests can sing, dance, and laugh until the wee hours of the morning.
Psychic Entertainment | Fun Wedding Reception Ideas
With a crystal ball, tarot cards, and a sense of humor, you can delight those bridesmaids who are dying to know when their day is coming. All signs point to yes.
Parade | Fun Wedding Reception Ideas
With the booming snare drums and brass, you can be led out of the church to celebrate your union with zeal. Add to that a full line of fire performers and confetti, and you have made quite an impressive entrance into marriage.
Transportation | Fun Wedding Reception Ideas
Speaking of impressive, your wedding transportation is another detail that you can put a creative spin on. If you plan to wow your guests, do that from entrance to exit. Hire a horse drawn carriage and driver to create a fairytale affect. Or rent a party bus to continue the celebration after hours.
For more unexpected possibilities, look for performers in your area on GigSalad. You can see photos, videos, reviews, and all other information you’ll need to book just the right entertainment for a truly beautiful and unique wedding.
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Loretta Dabs says
WOW Sarah! Thanks a lot for these awesome reception ideas 🙂 Will surely recommend to my colleague who’s having her wedding next week
I am getting married in June and I am really excited, but I am a little bit stressed out about planning my wedding reception. I definitely want to make sure that it is a fun and memorable experience for everyone. I really appreciate all of the ideas that you have given here, especially the one about renting a party bus. I have not been on a party bus since I was in college, but I know that that would be a perfect way to have an after party after the reception with my closest friends.
Matt Stewart says
Hi! My sister just got engaged over the weekend and she came across this site on Pinterest. She showed me the photo of the caricature artist and it is from my wedding. The artist who attended our wedding is Colin Harris. Our guests absolutely loved it. It was such a blast!!!