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Top 5 Most Interesting Wedding Reception Ideas

Top 5 Most Interesting Wedding Reception Ideas

We all love a good wedding reception; it is a glorious chance to catch up with loved ones from far and wide to celebrate the union of marriage, have a boogie on the dancefloor and sneak home a few extra slices of cake. Entertainment at a reception doesn't have to be limited to traditional practices; there are many exciting and unexpected ways to surprise your guests and really get the party going! 

Nothing brings people together quite like an old-fashioned game. It is an opportunity to challenge athletic and academic abilities and generally have a good laugh, and the more ridiculous, the better. Lawn games are a great summer wedding activity, a chance to enjoy good weather and a bit of fun. Set up croquet, giant 4 in a row or ring toss; these are all classic ways to let your friends get a little competitive (with a champagne in hand, of course). 

Outdoor Games Wedding

Why not consider moving away from the typical DJ arrangement and opt for a jazz band for music. With a range of Motown, soul to upbeat blues, this versatile genre is unique and will make for an incredibly special reception. Shift between soft background sound for mingling and dining to introducing some true belters that everyone can get moving too. Whether your wedding is contemporary or more old school, jazz is a guaranteed crowd pleaser for a feel-good day to remember. 

Jazz Band Wedding Reception

What better way to reminisce on the biggest day of your life than through photographs! Hiring a professional photographer to capture each moment is a must, but why not let your guest have some fun with a vintage-style photo booth. Incorporate different backdrops and a series of amusing props and let the creativity roll. Looking back on these will be a joy in itself and also makes for an excellent souvenir for everyone to take with them! 

Wedding Photo Booth

Generate some immediate excitement with your choice of interactive performers to welcome your guests into the reception. You could hire some aerialists to pour prosecco or a group of trapeze artists on entry. Stilt walkers, magicians or human statues serving canapes are a chance to have a bit of fun and show off your eccentric side. End the night with dramatic fireworks or a firebreathing show to finish on a high! 

Wedding Reception Bar

A cocktail bar and tasting station is a genius way to let everyone pick their poison or customise their preferred beverages whilst interacting with some professional mixologists. Create a signature cocktail for the wedding for everyone to try, and show off in good spirits the drinks that symbolise your relationship; maybe it's the drink you had on the first date or a combination of your two favourite flavours. A bartender or sommelier guide adds a classy touch to the menu and allows you to celebrate the finer things in life on such a fabulous day. Cheers! 

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