A lot of brides ask me when booking Roger for their wedding entertainment "Should I be concerned about how to entertain wedding guests between ceremony and reception?"
The answer we feel is on whole to not worry about it. But it does depend on the plan for your day, where the wedding venue is compared to the church. Are you getting married in the same place as the wedding reception?
The main question should be how to keep wedding guests entertained during photos!
So let's explore all the options and how a typical wedding works
Break between wedding and reception
Depending on where you get married and where the wedding reception is the time between the wedding and reception could be an hour or it could be 3 -4 hours. We are not exactly sure what the time between a wedding ceremony and reception is called, but it will normally consist of a few photos directly after the ceremony either outside the church or hotel and then your guests will need to travel to the wedding venue, usually in a convoy of cars, but sometimes in a wedding bus!
This is a fantastic idea as none of your guests need to worry about transport and it certainly provides a great way to entertain your guests between the ceremony and reception. What is more fun than riding a double decker bus with all the wedding guests en route to the wedding reception.
You could even provide some drinks or nibbles on the bus as a start to the celebrations!
Wedding Venue same as Ceremony Venue
If you are getting married in a hotel or a unique wedding venue in the forest or a football club then typically the wedding reception will be held at the same place. So none of your wedding guests have to make any journey between the ceremony and reception so have might have a bit more time to think about entertainment.
A Magician is always a great idea to entertain wedding guests and Roger Lapin is one of the finest. Based in Hampshire but regularly performing in Surrey and London he can provide some unique entertainment for all your wedding guests including the children and is the perfect ice-breaker or conversation starter for guests that maybe have never met before.
Normally everyone is more than happy to chat and mingle and as long as you have some drinks and nibbles most people will be very content whilst you are having your photos taken.
If your wedding is in the summer a great touch is providing an ice cream bike - who can't resist free ice cream!
How to entertain wedding guests during photos
So although this post talks about entertaining your guests between the ceremony and reception the most popular time that couples look for wedding entertainment ideas is during the photos. This is the time that you will be off having your photos taken and away from your wedding guests. Hiring some wedding entertainment will let you relax knowing that all your guests are being taken care of whist you are away from them. Roger has performed at many weddings and can tell your guests that they have asked him to keep you entertained until they return.
I hope this post has provided you with some great wedding guest activities and we wish you the best day!