Covid-Friendly Wedding Entertainment Ideas

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With restrictions on guest counts and dancing still in place in most of Canada, couples are looking at alternative entertainment sources for 2021. 2020 saw a rise in popularity for live painting, however, we predict brides in 2021 and 2022 will look at other forms of entertainment to create an experience for their guests. Live music, light art, or other performances will take a highlighted spot in the night along with classy party games and other interactive elements guests can partake in while staying 6 feet apart from each other.

Think about how your business can provide or help facilitate alternative entertainment for weddings. Can you create printed cards for guests to interact with during a game, provide on-site products or services for guests while staying physically distanced?

Here are some of our favourite, covid-friendly, alternative wedding entertainment options for brides & grooms:

  • Live classical music like a cello, piano, or harp
  • Live painting at the wedding during the ceremony or first dance at the reception
  • Stand-up comedian who can have your guests safely laughing from their socially-distanced seats
  • Live singer behind a pane of plexiglass
  • Bellydancer
  • Mariachi band
  • Cirque du Soleil Acrobats
  • Balloon drop
  • Aerial silks artists
  • Magician
  • Acoustic guitar player
  • Custom puzzles (you can print them with a photo of the newlyweds)
  • Longer toasts and speeches
  • Chocolate artisan
  • Light art
  • Glowstick station
  • Guest video compilation of pre-recorded speeches
  • Caricature artist
  • Dance troupe – depending on what type of dancing you like the options are endless. You can pick a burlesque troupe, hip hop, ballet and more
  • The wedding shoe game – always a classic!
  • Outdoor bonfire
  • Wine tasting paired with the meal courses
  • Fireworks
  • Custom floral arrangements (have a florist ondsite)
  • Cigar roller artisan
  • Food truck for the main or course or for dessert
  • Family photoshoot
  • Mad libs guest book cards
  • Lawn games like corn hole, ring toss, or giant Jenga
  • Dart board
  • Artsy backdrop to take photos in front of
  • Temporary tattoo bar
  • Disposable cameras on tables
  • A choreographed dance between the newlyweds