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10 (Other) Ways to Entertain Guests at a Wedding Reception

As wedding DJs, we love an awesome wedding dance, but we acknowledge there are other wedding entertainment ideas that put a reception over-the-top. This list of the best wedding reception entertainment ideas is the perfect complement to a good wedding dance—and give even your non-dancers options for fun.


Silly props and a chance to take the ultimate wedding photos—what about this wedding entertainment idea doesn’t sound like a good time? A photobooth is the ultimate draw for guests who want to take a break from the dance floor (especially when you use these tips for renting a quality photobooth). It’s also a great way to add more touches of your wedding theme with fun wedding props and frames.

Table Games

Table games are a great way to entertain guests during dinner—and keep them guessing throughout the night. Our favorite table games are personalized, like trivia and crosswords about the couple. If you want to make the game a group event, have the DJ make announcements about the table game periodically during the dance.

Coloring Table

This wedding entertainment idea is a hit with your youngest wedding guests—and might even be a draw for older guests. Even if your older guests don’t pick up a crayon, every parent at your wedding reception appreciates free entertainment for their kids.

Flash Mob

A flash mob is a fun surprise guests’ll be talking about long after the wedding reception is over. If you decide to include a flash mob in the night’s events, make sure you talk to your wedding DJ about recommendations for taking the surprise to the next level.

Interactive Food Station

An interactive food station is a great way for guests to mingle and enjoy. When adding an interactive station to your wedding reception entertainment line-up, make sure you strategically position the table (or tables) in an area where guests can enjoy—without getting too far from the dance floor.

Tasting Stations

A tasting station is the perfect choice for a couple who loves local flavors—and wants to bring it into their wedding reception. Your guests’ll love to enjoy local ales or wines at this unique wedding reception entertainment idea (and you’ll love to select the ales and wines for the occasion!)

Yard Games

Yard games are a guest favorite—and not always just an outdoor one. If your indoor venue allows an indoor set-up, your guests’ll love to play ring toss, corn hold, or bowling in between rounds on the dance floor.


Fireworks are an unexpected surprise that guests’ll love! If your venue allows you to include a firework show, make sure you ask your wedding DJ for a big announcement that draws guests out to watch.

Advice Table

An advice table brings out the serious and unexpected from guests. You truly never know what you’re going to get, but it’s always interesting!

Dance Floor Games

Even if guests don’t love to dance, they’ll love dance floor games! If dance floor games are one of your top choices, choose a wedding DJ who can take the fun and games to a whole new level.

Wedding Reception Games Your Guests’ll Want to Play

wedding guests having fun dancing at wedding receptionWant your wedding to be known as the “fun wedding reception” everyone remembers? Make your guests feel like they’re part of your big day. Hire a good DJ and use these games to make the night memorable (and don’t forget to get your DJ in on the fun!).

I Spy

Years ago, couples used disposable cameras on all the tables to capture fun wedding moments. Now they use hash tags and social media to get spontaneous photos. ‘I Spy’ makes catching those fun moments fun for your guests. The game goes like this: give your guests cards with lists of fun moments (and fun objects) to take pictures of. Include dance floor and photo booth poses (and props) in your list to up the fun factor with props and poses. Make the hunt for photos fun!

Mad libs

If you want to get the guests at your table talking—especially at tables where guests don’t know each other—make it fun with a table game. Mad libs is always a crowd favorite, and a fun way for your guests to pass the time, especially if you have a time gap that you need to fill. Mad libs are also customizable; simply make your own cards about the couple on your computer (with a few strategically fun blanks) and you’ve got a night of laughter. If you hire a quality DJ, get them in on the game too; your guests’ll have fun playing as a group or reading their Mad lib cards from their table.

Table Trivia

This fun and customizable table game is a great way to incorporate your theme into your wedding reception. Simply create your table trivia cards with wedding theme related questions, or type up cards with questions about you as a couple. For a simple twist, make the answers into a customized crossword puzzle.

Wedding Advice

Since your DJ is your emcee for the evening, ask your DJ to give directions for a wedding advice game. Simply put blank cards on all the tables, and request that guests put their best piece of wedding advice on them for the newlyweds. You can collect and read them or ask your DJ for a fun way to make them a fun part of the evening.

Shoe Game

The shoe game can be done with shoes or pictures (on sticks). Either way, it’s a lot of fun for you and your guests! Simply seat the bride and groom back to back, and ask them to hold a shoe (one bride and one groom) in each hand. Have your DJ ask questions with an answer that is either bride and groom (i.e. who goes shopping more, who has more shoes, who takes up more of the closet, etc.) and ask the couple to hold up the shoe with the answer. To involve the guests, hand out paddles with pictures of the bride and groom and ask them to make guesses with you.

Dance Freeze

Dance freeze is just what it says. During the dance, ask your DJ to tell your guests to freeze while dancing. You, and your guests, are going to be giggling all night long at the facial expressions and odd poses.

Indoor yard games

These words may sound like an oxymoron, but don’t hesitate to bring in yard games (that won’t do any damage to your venue). Let your guests play ring toss (glow in the dark?) or bowling and have some fun.


This classic game is a crowd-pleaser for the ages. Get out the limbo stick at  your wedding reception, and let your DJ take the fun to a new level with their entertaining comments.