Making sure that everyone is having a good time at your wedding reception is crucial to the success of your wedding, and one of the best ways to do that is by booking a wedding entertainer. Having a professional entertainer on hand to interact with your guests can take the celebration to new heights and free up your own time to spend with each other rather than babysitting all of your guests. Depending on the size of your wedding and what type of crowd size you’re expecting, there are a lot of different wedding entertainers that can choose to book. Some types of wedding entertainers are very common and obvious choice, but there are several types of entertainers that you may not have considered and are definitely worth a closer look.
Hiring a magician for your wedding may not be the first thing you think of, but you will almost certainly have a great time and be very pleased with the decision. In particular, a close-up magic performer is the best choice for a wedding reception because your guests will get to interact with the magician one on one. As the magician makes their way from table to table, your guests will get a personalized show that they’re sure to remember for years to come. Additionally, the kids at your reception will love watching the magic and it will keep them occupied while the adults hit the dance floor.
Though having a live band is a classic choice for wedding reception entertainment, there’s a good reason they are so popular. Combining the dancing that always happens at a reception with a live band can really elevate the party make the event more intimate. Many couples use the band as an opportunity to hand out wedding sparklers or other favors to get some fun photos since everyone will have an authentic smile on their face. Just make sure the band plays a style of music that you’ll actually enjoy or else it can quickly become a very long night.
I’ve only seen a comedian at a wedding reception one time in my life, but I can tell you it was a huge hit. Though it isn’t a choice that’s right for everyone, a wedding-specific comedian can be a fun choice if the guest list is appropriate for that type of entertainment. Usually, the comedian will have a set of jokes that are specifically written to be told at a wedding so the subject matter will be spot on. However, some of the jokes can be a little edgy, so just make sure the crowd is right for it. The last thing you want to have is a bunch of angry friends or family members because there were young kids in the audience hearing adult jokes.
This is another option that may seem off the wall, but it can really be a lot of fun. Clowns can combine the best parts of a magician and a comedian while keeping things much more family-friendly. Make sure you do your research and know exactly what to expect from the clown that you hire because some are strictly for kids or strictly for adults. You want to make sure there’s a good balance so everything is appropriate but not boring for the older guests.