Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - August/September 2022 (Issue 90)

WE LOVE to boogie 20 ideas for keeping your wedding guests entertained 1 PHOTO BOOTH Since 2016, Booth Nineteen’s dapper photo booth attendants have been entertaining couples and guests across the region. Providing a nostalgic, vintage 1920s twist to your special day, while using high-quality DSLR cameras, Citizen sub-dye printers and LED lighting to ensure your online gallery is the perfect print quality on the day as well as to download and enjoy afterwards. With more than 200 five-star reviews across Google and Facebook, you can book knowing you’re in good hands. For further information head over to 2 GARDEN GAMES What could be better to entertain wedding guests on a balmy summer’s day than a selection of garden games? Ideal to spread out on the lawn as your loved ones mingle and sip on reception drinks – think quoits, giant Jenga, boules, giant Connect 4, croquet, we could go on... Check out 3 MINI GOLF Mini golf is a British institution and heaps of fun to boot. Sure to delight nearest and dearest of all ages, you can even enjoy wedding-themed obstacles. Why not set up a leaderboard for the day – who doesn’t love a bit of healthy competition? 4 FIREWORKS Fireworks will literally wow the crowds at your wedding as your guests “ooh” and “ahh” at the display. Be sure to leave it to the professionals and you won’t be disappointed. Different packages are usually available to fit around your budget and be sure to check with your venue first, in case they don’t permit fireworks. Check out 5 DJ We’d definitely recommend investing in a DJ rather than attempting to fill the dancefloor with your Spotify playlist. These folks have years of experience and not only do they know exactly what to play when, they can create the atmosphere you’re looking for during your big bash. Make an appointment to meet your DJ face-to-face before the big day, if possible, to discuss your likes and dislikes as well as any song requests you simply can’t do without, including the all-important first dance. Check out TOP TIP “We’re often asked if we can set up outside, which works well in good weather.We’ll always need a wet weather backup space too, but having the two options means we can be wherever the majority of your guests are, ensuring the booth gets maximum use.While this might not be possible with all venues and suppliers it pays to plan ahead to ensure your entertainment is located in the perfect place on the day, minus the last-minute stress.” – Craig Cherber, Booth Nineteen 6 MAGICIAN It’s easy to avoid the awkward lull in proceedings while you scamper off for your photos when a magician is on hand. Brilliant at breaking the ice, a magician will have your guests enthralled and chatting as though they’ve known each other for years thanks to their exciting shared experience. Check out Scan to view video Getty Images Getty Images ENTERTAINMENT 47