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:

1.Caricaturist

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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

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

Mobile Cocktail bars for Weddings

Mobile cocktail bars for weddings are an exciting way to entertain your guests. We asked Ryu founder at Kampai Cocktails for his cocktail of the moment.

Rose Petal Royal

Rose Petal Royal

Ryu says – “Our latest cocktail that is perfect for wedding is called Rose Petal Royal (Rose & pomegranate cordial mixed with vodka and pressed apple juice. Topped up with sparkling wine.) Not too rosy or sweet, perfectly balanced elegant drink.”

Fot more information http://www.kampaicocktails.co.uk

Kampai Cocktails

Wedding Entertainment Idea

Having your wedding photos taken are a major part of the day.  You need time to take the perfect pictures to treasure for a lifetime, which may make a ‘wedding lull’ for your guests.  Why not make the time fly by for your guests by putting on some wedding entertainment. A completely different idea is to invite David a caricaturist to charm your wedding guests with live on the spot drawings. It breaks the ice and raises hoots of laughter. It can also be a good idea while your guests are enjoying your evening celebrations too.

Heres some examples of his work…..Grove Cartoons

Grove Cartoons

Grove Cartoons

Grove Cartoons

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Grove Cartoons

 

Here are two of his packages

 

Session 1

Straight after the ceremony and into the pre drinks, it’s a good time for me to mingle and draw whilst photo’s are being taken, then proceeding into and over the meal time. I ought to add, that no guests have to hold a define pose and can blissfully continue eating and chatting. This period is an excellent time for me to capture the bride and groom, and other important wedding party members, i.e, the bridesmaids, ushers and parents as they maybe on the top table together.

Session 2

The evening session is more straightforward, as guests start to let the hair down and waistcoats become unbuttoned. I’ll be ready to start after the speeches whilst the venue is being prepared for the evening celebrations and then I can continue – however late you want me.Within 3 hours I’d be able to do 40 caricatures!, so there will be ample opportunity for those who want a caricature to have one. Its great wedding Entertainment.

For the afternoon session I adopt my approach according the space and seating of the venue, either I fit into gaps with a stall and draw guests on the tables or I’ll stand up and do it. Also for the evening I either hop around the tables or I’ll pull up some chairs and let down the anchor, and sometimes a bit of both.

Prices vary depending on the date and location for travel etc. Fee’s between £220-£270 for 3 hours. If interested please do get in contact and look forward to hearing from you.

grovescartoons@gmail.com

http://grovescartoons.co.uk/

www.facebook.com/Grovescaricatures

The Redfords

Finding it difficult to choose a first dance? have a look through these five popular, 5 unusual and 5 Quirky first dances chosen and played live at recent weddings by The Redfords

The Redfords

Popular

Wonderful tonight (Eric Clapton)

Thinking out Loud (Ed Sherran)

Can’t Take my Eyes off of you (Frankli Vallie/ Andy Williams)

At last (Etta James)

Make you Feel my Love (Adele)

Unusual

The Voyage (Christy Moore)

Video Games (Lana Del Ray)

Rainbow Connections (Muppets)

If I Should Fall Behind (Bruce Springsteen)

I will Follow you into the Dark (Death Cab for Cutie)

Quirky

Hey Ya Outcast (from TV show Srubbs)

I’m a Believer (Monkees from Shrek)

You’ve got the Love (Florence and the Machine)

The Baywatch theme 

Still can’t think? Try these