7 Totally Fun Ways To Entertain Wedding Guests That You Haven’t Thought Of Yet

Photograph by Jenny Sun Photography.

You’ve got the dance floor and the deejay covered, but there are many ways to keep your guests entertained all night long. Here’s a few that’ll add a wow factor to your wedding reception.

Aerialist

If you’ve got a flair for the dramatic (and high ceilings), DC’s Morgana Alba will air dance for your guests on silks, straps, trapeze, and more. $600 and up. 

Caricature and Silhouette Artists

Entertainment plus favors in one! Book a Caricature Artists Group caricaturist to complete full (10 to 20 an hour) or quick (20-plus an hour) sketches of your guests, or hire a silhouette artist to cut 15 portraits an hour. $120 an hour per caricature artist with a two-hour minimum, $150 an hour per silhouette artist.

Casino Games

Washington DC Casino & Poker Rentals will bring poker, craps, roulette, and blackjack (along with tuxedo-clad dealers) to complete the high-roller look and feel of your event. One table starts at $475 for three hours. 

Celebrity Impersonators

Surprise guests with an appearance by anyone from Barack Obama to Darth Vader. Faux celebs from Entertainment Exchange are great as greeters; they also mix well on the dance floor.  More than 68 doppelgängers starting at $300 an hour.

Lipsologist

Lips are the new window to the soul, and Maryland’s Ariana Lightningstorm knows how to read ’em. Guests smooch a card three times, and the certified lipsologist reveals insights into their personality. $400 for the first two hours, $150 each additional hour.

Lawn Games

So long, cornhole—Maryland-based Talk of the Town can provide everything from mini-golf to giant chess to balloon darts. Lawn-game rental starts at $25 with a $60 minimum for pickup and a $300 minimum for delivery. 

GIF Booth

Guests pose for four successive shots in front of Ombooth’s DSLR-enabled photo booth, then input their email to receive an Insta-ready GIF to share on social media. Lighting and printouts also included, from $2,000 for four hours.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.