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7 Fun Entertainment Ideas for Your Small Chicago Wedding

A small Chicago wedding doesn’t have to be short on wedding entertainment ideas. There are some great wedding entertainment ideas that make your intimate affair feel larger-than-life and set your special day apart.

Table Trivia

Table trivia is a great way for guests to entertain themselves while they mingle and wait for refreshments. It can also be a great ice breaker when guests don’t know each other—and a special way for guests to get to know the newlyweds. Maybe best yet, you can easily customize these wedding printables with little known facts and make this wedding entertainment idea a seamless part of your wedding atmosphere. (If you hire a great wedding DJ, get them in on the fun! They can make announcements and make the game a group effort.)   

Sampling Station

Sampling stations are a hit for guests and couples. You can create a sampling station with your favorite wines and ales, desserts, and local dishes—and let guests decide what dishes are their favorite. As an added bonus, sampling stations are a great conversation starter and a great way to keep guests mingling.


A dance floor is a big hit for guests of all ages. This classic wedding entertainment idea can also come with new twists, like a surprise guest appearance, confetti drop, or spur-of-the-moment dance lesson. If you want to get guests to the dance floor, hire an experienced wedding DJ that customizes their play list and announcements for a truly one-of-a-kind reception. (Use these wedding DJ questions to vet your Chicago wedding DJs.)

Yard Games

Yard games are fun for guests to play and fun for couples to plan. Plus, there are a ton of games to choose from—and everyone can be styled to fit with the unique wedding atmosphere. Any yard game, such as yard bowling, ring toss, tumbling tower, can be styled to fit with the décor and other wedding details. Even elegant small weddings can host a rip-roaring game of croquet or ring toss. (And you can bring the games inside too!)

Dance Floor Games

This small wedding entertainment idea pairs dancing and games—what could be better? Guests love to play the shoe game, do a version of Simon Says, or engage in a dance off. A good wedding DJ can keep the games—and the dancing—going so everyone stays on the dance floor.

Lounge Areas

Lounge areas are a low-key form of entertainment that are just what they say: an area to lounge. These areas are perfect for guests who want to sit and chat or need a break from the dance floor. They are also fairly easy to set up because they are usually just a few comfy couches and lounge chairs.

Photo Booths

Photo booths are a great addition to a large or small wedding. They are a great place for guests to relax and be silly, plus they create great memories (photos) that guests can keep and talk about for years. Photo booths can also be customized to fit the wedding atmosphere, especially with custom frames and photo booth props. Best yet, this small wedding idea perfectly complements with all your other wedding entertainment.

22 Wow-Worthy Winter Wedding Entertainment Ideas

wedding where they take requestsThe Chicago winter weather may be incredibly cold, but it’s also an awesome source of inspiration for a winter wedding. A winter wedding is also an indoor affair, meaning couples need to find lots of ways to keep their guests entertained! Obviously, one of the easiest ways to warm guests up is to keep them on the dance floor (hence our list of winter wedding songs!), but we’ve also included wedding entertainment ideas for times before the dance or when guests need a break.

Winter Wedding Songs

  1. “Baby it’s cold outside” Idina Metzel & Michael Buble
  2. “All I want for Christmas is you” Mariah Carey
  3. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Sam Smith
  4. “Santa Baby” Eartha Kitt
  5. “Feliz Navidad” Jose Feliciano
  6. “Let it snow” Dean Martin
  7. “I’ve got love to keep me warm” Billie Holiday
  8. “Make you feel my love” Adele
  9. “Have yourself a merry little Christmas” Sam Smith
  10. “White Christmas” Ella Fitzgerald
  11. “The Christmas Song” Michael Buble
  12. “Santa Baby” Gwen Stefani

Winter Wedding Entertainment

  1. Photo booth (With winter photo booth props, such as Santa hats, “Let it snow” frames, skis, etc.)
  2. Winter table trivia
  3. Crosswords (With clues about the couple or season)
  4. Fireworks (Check with the venue before getting fireworks or hiring a vendor)
  5. Dance floor games (Use this list of fun dance games guests want to play)
  6. Confetti (Feels like snow!-check with the venue before planning this winter wedding detail)
  7. Beer or wine tasting (Made with seasonal names)
  8. Interactive hot cocoa table
  9. Cookie decorating station
  10. Ornament-making table