When it’s your time to bring everyone together, it’s hard not to want something outstanding at your event that everyone remembers! There’s something special about looking around the room and seeing your guests having an enjoyable time at your own wedding or event. We’ve created a list of three easy entertainment ideas to add to your event that can keep your guests entertained while you’re busy taking photos, eating dinner, dancing, or visiting with everyone else. Remember, there’s only one of you. Therefore, it’s awesome if your guests can be entertained on their own while they wait for speeches, dinner, or a moment to congratulate you in person.
Easy Entertainment Ideas
We’ll dive into three entertainment ideas, all that can be implemented by your vendor. Each idea offers an opportunity to add your own style to make them custom. These elements help make your wedding or event unique and finding something that fits you and your partner’s personality will help create a more meaningful, memorable day.
Grazing Table Or Food Station – A Delicious Display
Food can absolutely be a form of entertainment! From the time guests arrive, they will eat if it’s provided! Help keep their belly pleased before or after dinner with a delicious display of snacks, desserts, or candy. Create an appealing display with trays and cake stands of varying heights.
An interactive food station, where guests can customize their food creation to their preferences is a win for everyone. Some of our favorite ideas are smores, popcorn, soft pretzels, or a bloody mary bar. While these are mainly do-it-yourself and low-maintenance activities, you still will want someone’s eyes on the table. A coordinator or designated helper can help by restocking items and tidying up from time to time.
Here are a few local Austin caterers that can help bring your display table or food station to life:
- Chi’Lantro BBQ: Korean BBQ with a Mexican twist to it. Chi’Lantro has been featured in Food & Wine Magazine, Food Network, and Cooking Channel.
- Catering By Mopsie: A Texas BBQ style with options of all-you-can-eat buffet style. They also offer bar setup and venue rental.
- SLAB: Another Texas BBQ style that can offer full-setup, buffet style, drop off, and on-site food truck. They’ve been catering since 2006.
- Crave Catering: They specialize in different types of cuisine. They offer bar service. You can build your style and taste for your wedding or special event.
- La Pera: A Latin cuisine that serves big parties in the Austin area.
Ask them about snack and dessert options to continue to entertain your guest.
Photo Booth – Complete Customization!
Photo booths are a fun activity with a ton of benefits, whether you’re the creative type or not! Each guest leaves with photo strips in hand documenting the fun they had with the people they love at your wedding! Photo strips can also be customized to include elements personal to your days like wedding colors, hashtags, or dates.
Want to take the customization even further? Create a few of your own photo booth signs or props to use in the booth! Also, with open-air photo booths, you can get creative with your backdrop. You might even consider using a unique wall at your venue, for an extra bit of flair!
If you’re not the slow dancing type, a photo booth gives you and your guests a dollar dance alternative. Our Complete Weddings + Events DJ and Photo Booth team will help facilitate a flash photo activity where your guests line up to step in the booth to grab a photo with you and their group! This fun ice breaker gives everyone a chance to get their photo with the couple.
Complete Interactive – Guest Engagement At Its Best!
With Complete Interactive, your Complete Weddings + Events DJ introduces various activities for your guests to participate in while their answers and submissions are displayed live at your reception. This unique DJ option includes the following elements you can choose from to fit into your evening’s timeline.
Social Media Wall
Allow all your wedding guests to experience the virtual social media stream of your event, group meeting, or activity. The social wall lets you submit photos and/or messages from your custom URL or hashtag to display at the event virtually. You can also integrate Twitter or Instagram so those posts with your hashtag will be displayed.
Crowd Questionnaire or Trivia
A fun questionnaire on the couple is always a great way for guests to learn more about the couple or see who knows them best! Complete can also provide trivia questions, which is a great way to battle to decide who will be served dinner first or to win bragging rights for the evening. With Complete Interactive, we can show the live rankings on the screen to let everyone know who’s in the lead!
See instant answers from the audience as they interact with the platform on their phone. We love having guests vote on their favorite songs to help tailor the soundtrack of the evening to the liking of the crowd (with couple-approved choices of course).