10 last minute entertainment ideas for your drinks reception

Here’s 10 last minute entertainment ideas for your drinks reception from Warble Entertainment

If your big day is getting close you’ll be going through all the details and no doubt visualizing how each part of the day will flow. The drinks reception is often part of the day that can be overlooked, which is such a shame as if you think about it, this is the first celebration of you officially being man and wife, wife and wife or husband and husband.

Booking entertainment for your drinks reception is a great idea for so many different reasons, but mainly it:

– Sets the tone for the rest of the day

– Breaks the ice for family and friends who don’t know each other

– Stops your guests from getting restless while you are off having your photos

– Provides a great talking point going in to the Wedding Breakfast

So, with this in mind, here are 10 great drinks reception entertainment ideas:


Warble Entertainment

Caricaturists are one of the most popular forms of entertainment for weddings this summer and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it a great ice-breaker for guests as it draws in a crowd, it also provides a fantastic memento for your guests.

2. SaxophonistWarble Entertainment

If you’re looking to create a wonderful, upbeat, yet sophisticated ambience for your day then a saxophonist would be the perfect choice. They can also be flexible with regards to performing inside or outdoors.

3. MagicianWarble Entertainment

Booking a magician for your drinks reception will not only keep your guests entertained, it will provide great talking points for during the wedding breakfast – especially for guests that don’t know each other.

4. Acoustic GuitaristWarble Entertainment

To create a lovely laid back vibe you may want to consider an Ed Sheeran style acoustic singer and guitarist to perform everyone’s favourite covers.

5. Living Tables

If you’re looking for something a little different that your guests may not have seen before then this is a great option. It is quite literally a person that acts as a table and you can serve drinks from them. You can theme the person and the table to your colour scheme too.

6. Strolling Band
To create a lively atmosphere with an English garden party feel then you should consider booking a strolling band. There are lots of styles and genres available and because they are acoustic they can be flexible

7. Face Painter
A face painter is a great way to entertain children during the drinks reception especially as they are likely to be feeling restless after sitting through the ceremony. This will also create some fun photo-opportunities.

8. Lookalikes
This is a great way to add a unique twist to proceedings and create a fantastic talking point as well as fun photo opportunities. Maybe the groom is a huge Only Fools and Horses fan and so you could surprise him with a Del Boy lookalike and impersonator? The best part is watching your guests try to work out if they’re actually the real deal!

9. Balloon modelerWarble Entertainment

Again, another great way to keep the children entertained and it was also add some colour into proceedings

10. Living TreesWarble Entertainment

If you’re looking for unique, original, fun and fabulous entertainment for your guests then this is perfect for you. They look like real life topiary so great as decoration for a marquee or outdoor drinks receptions… But when they come to life to scare, hug, walk and talk with your guests prepare for lots of laughter!

For more information go to www.warble-entertainment.com

Lake-Thomas Trending cakes of 2016

Weddings in… asked regular wedding cake supplier Lake- Thomas their trending cakes of 2016.

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Lake-Thomas Cakes

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Lake-Thomas Cakes

About Lake-Thomas Cakes

Located in New Malden, South West London/ Surrey, I have been making cakes and cupcakes for nine years covering Weddings, Birthdays to corporate cakes and any other occasion where there is an excuse to have a bit of cake. For the last three years I have also started making home made sweets fudge and marshmallows which have been a hit with my clients.

My aim is to produce a bespoke quality cake laced with love, fun and have been fortunate to make some interesting and challenging cakes. Whilst having fun, I always maintain a professional and friendly service and use quality ingredients offering a variety of delectable flavours. Continuing the fun factor, I also make sugar flowers which can adorn a wedding cake and other cakes as well. Whether you have a cake iced, covering in buttercream or in chocolate you are sure to have a quality cake.

For more information please go to www.ltcakes.co.uk


In a recent Travelodge survey it has been revealed that wedding guests costs could be £800 in 2016.  2,000 respondents’ views tell us that the cost of attending one wedding is setting us back approximately £407.83 per person.

45% of Britons will be attending two weddings this year racking up the costs to £815.64 per guest!  Wedding gifts, a new outfits (most spend around £70), beauty treatments, accommodation, travel and reception drinks all contribute, and this is before we’ve added on the hen & stag parties!  No wonder 25% are declining wedding invitations because they simply can’t afford to attend.

The biggest spenders are Londoners who are forking out £487 per wedding, whilst Aberdeen guests spend the least at a mere £123.92.  Think we need to learn some lessons here.

The Redfords - Wedding Band in Hampshire


Want to know the Top 5 wedding bands from Last Minute Musicians?

Want to keep your guests on the dancefloor all night and give them a wedding to remember?  We’ve teamed up with the Weddings In…. group latest wedding supplier Last Minute Musicians to get the low down on their top 5 wedding bands in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.  No mean feat when Last Minute Musicians have over 2000 wedding entertainers on their books. We think they have come up with the definitive top 5 wedding bands to suit any wedding theme and all age groups.  Click on the links below to watch a live video track, and view the wedding band profile.

  1.  Festival Dream

Festival Dream perform live covers of dancefloor fillers in a Mumford & Sons style which is perfect for vintage, festival and boho themed weddings! They cover classics from Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and The Beatles as well as modern dance floor fillers by the likes of Mumford & Sons, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Swedish House Mafia & George Ezra!  Perfect for Summer weddings and all age groups.

Festival Dream



Based in Hampshire

2. Crush

A unique and exciting band, Crush can cover styles to suit all music tastes. Classic and modern dance-floor hits from the likes of Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, The Jam, Fleetwood Mac and many more! You and your guests won’t want to leave the dance floor all night long!




Based in Hampshire

3. 21C

A high impact rock & pop band just that little bit different to your normal function band! With an authentic Indie sound, the band constantly update their repertoire to include the best of the current crop of guitar bands such as The Kings of Leon, The Black Keys and The Killers. They also perform classic hits from some of the great artists that have influenced them like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and much, much more. Performing as a four piece party band (male vocals, guitar, bass & drums) these professional musicians put everything into the live show. So, whether you need a band for your Wedding, Corporate Event or Private Party, 21C’s infectious energy, combined with a finely crafted set list packed full of hits, will keep your dance floor rockin’.



Based in Surrey

4. The City Boys

A young and energetic, all singing three-piece party band. Combining their cool and contemporary blend of Rock, Blues, Funk, Soul and Pop hits from the 1950s right through to the present day with their combined experience and expert musicianship, The City Boys can ensure your event comes to life and the dance floor stays full into the night!

City Boys



Based in Surrey

5. Thirst

Regarded as one of the best Indie Rock Wedding Bands in the UK. Cool, fun and full of energy, they’ll give you a night of rocking live entertainment to remember forever.

A perfect choice if you’re looking for something different to the average wedding band and want to bring the sounds of your favourite festival head-liners to your event or party. If you love bands like The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Kooks, Blur, to name a few, Thirst is the band to book.




Based in Sussex

LastMinuteMusicians.com is the UK’s leading live portal for wedding entertainment ideas. It’s the perfect showcase to find music and entertainment for your wedding or special occasion.  You can browse profiles, read reviews, listen to tracks, and watch videos to help you make the right choice for your wedding.

Recent quotes:
“The band were a fantastic addition to a splendid day. Many of our guests commented on their wonderful performance. We would not hesitate in recommending them to other people.” Paul Subbiah
“Alan and I wanted to thank you for the music that was provided for our wedding. The band were absolutely fantastic and extremely talented and it was a real joy to hear them perform and help make our day so memorable.” Andrea Leppard

View more wedding bands from Last Minute Musicians



Exciting Wedding Entertainment 

Have you thought about how to entertain your guests with this exciting wedding entertainment – Lost Vegas might be your answer. A fun casino seamlessly bridging the gap between photos, wedding speeches and evening entertainment.

Lost Vegas

Your guests will be entertained as they enjoy the thrill of the spinning roulette wheel or the challenge of beating the blackjack dealer. A fun casino at your wedding creates exciting memorable entertainment for guests of all ages it’s a great icebreaker and the crowd around the tables creates a fantastic atmosphere.

Lost Vegas

It can be alongside the disco or as a retreat from the dance floor. Everyone enjoys a flutter especially when they are not risking real money, fun money and chips can be personalised with your names & photos to keep as a memento of the day afterwards and incorporated into your wedding favours.

Lost Vegas

Guests will enjoy competing for a prize and the kudos of being the person to win the most chips by the close of the casino! Last 3 spins and everyone is all in! Lost Vegas wedding fun casino will be a talking point for years to come.

Lost Vegas

For more information go to www.lost-vegas.co.uk