unexpected wedding entertainment

Unexpected wedding entertainment

Drowning in wedding planning and need some inspiration for your big day? Here are TEN out-of-the-box entertainment ideas to have your guests raving long after the event.

Wedding entertainment is the backbone of a fun wedding. The trouble is, most guests are familiar with the tried and tested options that are churned out at many weddings. Let’s look at some unique entertainment options that will have your guests talking long after your wedding day.

Unexpected Wedding Entertainment

The Close-Up Corner

Looking for something fun and unique for your wedding? Look no further than the close-up corner!

Wedding magicians are a sure-fire hit with guests of all ages and are guaranteed to keep everyone entertained but the Close-Up Corner provides any wedding with the wow factor that will make your wedding day truly special.

What is the Close-Up Corner? It’s an area set up at your wedding reception where guests can watch close-up magic shows performed by the UK’s top professional magician.

Complete with a stunning backdrop and LED lights, the Close-Up Corner also hosts its very own “Reaction Cam” to record the OMG moments of your guests which is then edited into a short video that you can treasure forever.

Not only is the Close-Up Corner great entertainment for your guests, but it’s also an amazing ice-breaker that will get everyone talking and laughing together.

To find out more about the Close-Up Corner, or to book for your wedding day, visit here.

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Silent disco

A packed dance floor is a sure sign of a good party, and there’s nothing quite like a silent disco to get everyone moving. For those not in the know, this unusual format is where people dance to music that they’re hearing through headphones, rather than speakers.

This means that the only people who can hear the music are those who are wearing the headphones, which makes for some hilarious People Watching for your guests who are not participating. A silent disco is a great way to get everyone up and dancing, without having to worry about the noise levels getting too high. And, best of all, it’s sure to be a talking point for your guests long after the final carriages!

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Mariachi band

For most couples, their wedding day is all about tradition. But what if you want to add a little bit of fun and excitement to your big day? Why not hire a Mariachi band to play during your ceremony? Musical street entertainers are a great way to add some flair to your nuptials, and they’re sure to get your guests talking. Plus, they’ll help create a truly unforgettable experience that you’ll cherish for years to come.

A live band provides a certain atmosphere that will help keep your wedding moving along at a lively pace whilst keeping your guests involved.

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Fireworks display

What’s the best way to add a little excitement to your summer wedding?

Why, fireworks, of course! Nothing says “I love you” like a colourful display of pyrotechnics, and your guests are sure to be surprised as the night sky is lit up with a dazzling array of colours. Just be sure to check with your venue first to see if they allow fireworks on the premises…

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Comedy Security guards

Who says your wedding has to be all stuffy and boring?

If you really want to get your guests laughing, why not hire some comedy security guards to create havoc and mayhem during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast?

These guys will have your guests entertained from start to finish, and they might even help to keep things under control when Nana confronts your Uncle about that one time he… well, you know.

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Funny fortune teller

Alternative wedding entertainment ideas: a funny fortune teller who combines a glimpse into the future whilst providing your wedding with a little humour. guests will be entertained and amazed as they watch the fortune teller work their magic. not only will they provide some hilarious entertainment, but they’ll also give you and your partner insight into what the future may hold.

Whether you’re looking for something unique, alternative or just plain funny, a funny fortune teller is a perfect way to add some excitement to your wedding day.

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Rude waiters

For the guests who have been to a million weddings and are looking for something different, why not add a little bit of friction to the evening? Rude waiters are the perfect way to add a little spice to the night. Of course, it’ll soon dawn on them that it’s all done in good fun. But in the meantime, they’ll be sure to keep the guests on their toes. And who knows, perhaps even get a few laughs out of them.

So if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary for your wedding entertainment, consider adding some rude waiters during cocktail hour.

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Fire breathers!

As evening falls, your guests will be treated to a spectacular show as fire breathers welcome them to the evening reception!

These talented performers will add a touch of theatre and glamour to your wedding festivities, and their gravity-defying feats are sure to impress. With their captivating displays of skill, the fire breathers will add a touch of excitement and intrigue to your evening celebrations. So if you’re looking for something a little different to entertain your guests, why not consider hiring fire performers?

These “hot” wedding entertainers will be guaranteed to make your wedding an unforgettable day!

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Book a celebrity guest!

Looking for unique wedding entertainment? Why not book a celebrity guest? Depending on your budget, you may be able to snag a C-lister or below!

Imagine the look on your guests’ faces when an ex-footballer from your partner’s favourite team walks through the door! Sure, they may be a little past their prime, but they’re guaranteed to get everyone talking. And who knows, you may even end up with a few new fans! So if you’re looking for something unique, book a celebrity guest for your next event. You won’t be disappointed.

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Ceilidh Band

One of the most difficult things about weddings is keeping guests on the dance floor. There are always going to be people who want to sit down and chat, or who just don’t like dancing. But if you want to make sure that your wedding reception is a night to remember, then you need to find some way to get everyone up and moving. And what better way to do that than with a ceilidh band? A ceilidh is a traditional Scottish dance hosted by a live band, and it’s the perfect way to get everyone up and dancing. Even if your guests don’t know how to do the steps, they’ll soon be caught up in the infectious spirit of the music and will be eager to join in. The dance floor will be full of people laughing and cheering all orchestrated by the talented musicians in the ceilidh band.

This is particularly useful straight after the first dance – a make-or-break moment at any wedding!

For unexpected evening entertainment, consider this unique option.

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Unexpected Wedding Entertainment

If you’re struggling with ways to entertain your wedding guests, check out this comprehensive list of unique wedding entertainment ideas.

From singing waiters, to photo booths and unusual wedding favours, you’ll find something to help wow your guests and encourage guests to get involved in the festivities all night long.


Weddings are long days so it’s important to have interesting and novel forms of entertainment that will help keep your wedding fun, lively and most importantly, unforgettable!

Unique wedding entertainment ideas go a long way to ensure your wedding party have a fantastic day and evokes great memories long after the wedding cake has been consumed!

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About Close-Up Chris

Close-Up Chris is a wedding magician who has been entertaining guests at weddings & parties for many years. He knows how to bring people together and create a shared experience that will take your wedding from meh to amazing! His magic is funny, engaging, and sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests!

He also offers amazing corporate entertainment and team-building activities for businesses looking for something a little different.

To check availability and see how much it is to hire a magician, get in touch.

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