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Fire it Up! Alternative Wedding Entertainment Ideas

As a bride, it's easy to feel like you have to follow the crowd and fit into the status quo when it comes to wedding entertainment.

You find the perfect dress, book the fairytale venue and then it's time to check out some wedding bands - because that's the thing to do. But, the traditional band that belts out their rendition of 80s classics (sometimes good, sometimes bad) or the DJ that spins you into the early hours isn't everyone's idea of fun. There are lots of alternative ideas that can add an unusual and memorable twist to your wedding that will have your guests walking away thinking it was anything but boring!


Drummers are a lively, energetic way to captivate the audience and create that wow factor. Use them to welcome you into the room as Mr and Mrs for a truly royal touch. Some drummer groups have an interactive component to involve your guests - a great way to get the evening started!

Opera Singing Waiters

If you love the element of surprise, look no further than the Opera Singing Waiters. Throughout the meal, the performers are posing as waiters serving wine or as hotel management overseeing the event. Then, just before tea and coffee are served and a lull descends over the crowd, they burst into 30 minutes of operatic song. Your guests will be cheering for more!

Rio in Ireland

We're all familiar with Carnival - exotic dancers, bright colors, and lively music, a feast for the senses! Bring in some Latin music and salsa dancers for wedding entertainment with a difference and turn your reception into downtown Rio. For something a little more down key, a Spanish flamenco dancer complete with guitarist make for a memorable duo.

Funky Greeting Hosts

Here’s something for him that he will never forget - Star Wars Storm Troopers. These intergalactic entertainers will greet guests, do DJ shows and perform flash mobs. The men will love it because it will regress them back to their childhood and the ladies will spend the next day uploading the unique photos to Facebook. However, it doesn't have to be a Star Wars theme, take a look at ComiCon for your favorite super heroes and characters!

Fire breathers

Perfect for a summer wedding where everyone can head outside to enjoy the breeze, fire breathers some exhilaration and excitement. Their passion and beauty make them an exquisite way to spice up the night and transport your guests to a world of illuminated fire.


Lanterns are a magical, relaxing way to wind down after a long day of greeting guests and taking pictures. Again, perfect for summer, you can use river or sky lanterns. Have your guests make a wish on them and watch them drift away! It's nothing short of enchanting to watch those magical little lights fly away.


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