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Unforgettable (Fun!) Summer Wedding Entertainment Ideas

tables at summer wedding decorated and ready for guestsSummer weddings are a unique opportunity. In Chicago, it’s a chance to take advantage of the beautiful summer weather we’ve all been waiting for during those cold winter months. A summer wedding is also a chance to plan a themed wedding you can only execute during the summer—-with all the wedding entertainers that make it an over-the-top summer event.

Rustic Summer Band

Make your wedding a summer night under the starts that your guests’ll remember for years to come. Picture an evening affair in a rustic wedding venue ending with a breezy night of dancing with a fantastic summer band. For a memorable summer dance, choose a band with a diverse playlist and can play your favorite summer tunes.

Heated Jazz Club

Bring Chicago’s jazzy roots alive at your wedding. Contact an entertainment agent to choose the right jazz entertainers that transport your guests to a jazz club or another time when jazz was all the rage. If a vintage jazz club is your goal, ask the agent for the right jazz band and entertainers that can bring a roaring jazz club back to life.

Whimsical Garden

A whimsical summer evening in a garden isn’t complete without all the little touches of whimsy. Depending on your vision, pair a fresh garden feast with garden fairies, musicians, yard games, and all the right entertainment. If you’re completely lost on what entertainers are right for your whimsical affair, contact the pros to choose the right entertainers that make your big night feel like a wonderful fairy tale.

Night on the Water

Chicago’s lakefront and wonderful nautical venues make this a big hit for Chicago couples—and their guests. In addition to a delicious dinner of lakefront dishes, guests’ll enjoy dancing the night away with a band that fits with the waterfront touches. Complete your lakefront wedding atmosphere with a band that fits with every other detail of your waterfront wedding (for ideas, connect with an entertainment planner with the experience to make your perfect night a reality).

Summer fair entertainers

A summer wedding fair should be a full-sensory experience, complete with all the dishes and entertainment reminiscent of a fantastic country fair. To coordinate the perfect country fair, talk to an entertainment agent about country fair entertainers that your guests’ll talk about for many summers to come.

4 Summer Wedding Themes (& Ideas to Make Them Happen)

gorgeous wedding chair and table setting for fine dining at outdoors summer weddingFrom the venue to the flowers to the entertainment, there are a lot of details to choose when planning your summer wedding. That’s a lot of opportunities to make a day that’s entirely you—and a lot of chances to create an uncoordinated wedding that leaves your guests underwhelmed. One of our top tips for overwhelmed brides is to turn to the experts to bring your vision together—if you know what that vision is. We’ve compiled a list of wedding theme ideas that take advantage of the (hopefully) beautiful summer weather, and can get you started turning that vision into reality.

Beach Wedding Theme

If you want to make your guests feel like they’re at a destination wedding, embrace the details: island drinks, beach-themed favors, fun entertainment. Choose a venue on the water or that has a beach feel to set the theme. To really make your wedding feel like a day on the islands, talk to your entertainment agent about steel drum or reggae bands. If those ideas are too much for you, ask your agent about more low-key acts that enhance your beach wedding theme.


endless summer band for summer weddingsWhether you’re holding your rustic wedding in a barn or an open space, feel free to bring in country chic and elegant décor accents. Think rustic furniture, string lights, burlap, wagon wheels; bring it all together to make a beautiful rustic evening. For entertainment, contact an entertainment agent for ideas such as a country band or, if you’re not a country music fan, a band that can do almost any song you’d request.

Summer Picnic

A summer picnic wedding can take place at a park, a backyard—really at any open space. Complete the wedding picnic theme with lemonade stands, berries, jelly jar favors, and lots of fun entertainment. If you’re inviting adults and kids to your summer picnic wedding, don’t forget to hire entertainment for the little ones such as a face painters and musicians. For the adults, lay out fun yard games and hire a fun band to keep them moving.

Vintage Style

If a classic style is near and dear to your heart, use that affection to create a retro wedding from that era. Choose décor from your desired time period. Hire a band that can play songs from that era to complete the style, and outfit your wedding party in period appropriate attire.

If you don’t know where to start finding and hiring entertainers that can take your summer wedding theme to the next level, contact an experienced entertainment agent for recommendations, to set an entertainment schedule for your wedding day and to finalize all the details of your wedding entertainment. Your entertainment agent can tie all the details of your summer wedding theme together—and make a day that you’ll never forget.