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Fun Wedding Reception Ideas

Clare Cherry

Posted on June 24 2019

Looking for fun wedding reception ideas? Floral love sign used as decoration on table

When you’re planning your wedding, trying to think of ways to keep your guests entertained during the day can often be one of the trickiest parts. Whilst after dinner dancing is a given, how do you fill the gaps that naturally happen between the ceremony and reception?


If you’ve got guests that are both young and old, then finding entertainment which appeals to all ages is another challenge, so finding fun wedding reception ideas is a must. From those who want to get the party started to those who just want to relax and enjoy the day, then here are some wedding reception ideas to consider for your big day!


Magnificent Magicians

Who doesn’t love a magician? Not only are they easy to organise, but they are great value for money and a hugely versatile option, making them one of the most popular fun wedding reception ideas. Your magician doesn’t just need to perform during the drinks reception or after dinner, why not get them to mingle in with guests who are taking a break from dancing in the evening or go round the tables and entertain diners during breaks mid-meal.


“Pimp Your Prosecco” Bar

Drinkers and non-drinkers alike will love having a create your own bar, especially if you’ve gotten lucky with the weather! If you’re planning on offering guests a glass of fizz following your wedding ceremony, then this is a fun alternative and allows your guests to mingle and have fun before they take a seat for your wedding meal.


Whether you set up a create your own bar or hire people to do it for you, be sure to have a variety of different things to mix and match for your guests to create their perfect drink. From prosecco and gins to wines and beer, you can have different syrups, edible glitter, fresh fruit and fun straws to appeal to your guests. Remember to include soft drink options, too, for young guests, non-drinkers or designated drivers.


Glitter Photo Booths

Photo booths have become a wedding party staple over recent years and for good reason! They come in all shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find one to suit the theme and style of your wedding. For even more fun wedding reception ideas, you could create something a little more unique with a glitter photo booth where you can get your guests all glittered and glam ready for some fun photos! Be sure to provide them with fun props as well!

Create A Chill Out Lounge

Even if you want your wedding day to be non-stop fun, there will be some guests, or even yourselves, who just want to chill out and sit down for a short while inbetween the day and evening reception. If you have space, then you could create a chill out lounge with comfy seating and games for people to enjoy, but be sure not to make the space too cosy, as they might not want to move.

If you are having an outdoor wedding, weather permitting, then you could also utilise the outdoor space and use beanbags and giant garden games instead. This is one of the most popular fun wedding reception ideas, especially if you have younger guests in attendance.

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