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.
The entertainment you decide to display at your event can make or break the experience of your guests. If the entertainment falls short, your attendees will—at best—be less engaged and—at worst—think your event is not worth their time. On the other hand, if your entertainment is a hit, it will win the hearts of your guests and keep them talking about the event well after it’s over.
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. There’s only one of you, so 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, but offer opportunities to add your own ideas 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, like a coordinator or designated helper, to restock and tidy up from time to time.
Here are a few local Baton Rouge caterers that can help bring your display table or food station to life:
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, or you can 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 choosing from options and sending in their answers from either a multiple choice. 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).
Don’t forget, it is important to go over budgeting for your event. Entertainment can be expensive. You should always create a budget prior to booking any entertainment. Be sure you know the costs of the entertainers and any supporting elements they may need. For example, a live band may need a stage, lighting, and sound. The additional supporting elements are not always provided by the entertainer, therefore it is important to always check what is included while booking your event entertainment. Always think about the entire picture when hiring entertainment to avoid any surprises to your budget!