We often have couples come to us who want a truly unique wedding reception. They want a wedding reception with a completely unexpected surprise—something their guests never saw coming. While that surprise is different for every couple and wedding, we can give you ideas for a surprise your guests never saw coming (if you can keep it a secret!).
A surprise celebrity appearance (and performance!) is a shock that your guests won’t forget—and reinforces your wedding atmosphere. Choose a celebrity that’s a natural fit with the theme or era of your wedding and coordinate their entrance with your entertainment (or talk to an entertainment agent who can make the arrangements).
Fun food and drink servers
An ice bar, champagne server, or aerialist beverage server. Your guests expect wedding cuisine served with a beautiful presentation; they won’t expect dishes and drinks served in a completely unexpected manner.
You want your wedding night to feel magical. Why not extend make the night magical for your guests? Hire a magician to keep your guests on their toes and add magic to the night. To tie the magician into other surprises, talk to an entertainment agent to coordinate the details. A good magician can customize their act so they can reinforce your magical wedding atmosphere.
First Dance Shocker
A flash mob. A tango executed to perfection. A dance lesson your guests enjoy. A movie scene played out. Your first dance is an opportunity to impress and catch your guests off guard with an unforgettable surprise.
The best moments of life should be captured; your guests expect that you hire videographers and photographers for the occasion. Surprise them by taking it up (or back) a notch. Hire a wedding artist that fits with the era of your vintage wedding or a caricature artist that can give you and your guests once-in-a-lifetime artwork.
Sometimes the best wedding surprise is just an unexpected addition to the entertainment line-up. Depending on the season of the wedding, holiday carolers or human statues can add to a seasonal wedding atmosphere. For a unique twist on wedding entertainment, treat your guests to dinner and a holiday show. A winter holiday show or murder mystery can make any reception a night to remember.
Even if fireworks didn’t inspire the romance, fireworks are a memorable experience that everyone can enjoy together. Before the fireworks are purchased, make sure you have venue permission and the necessary permits for your big show—and for a big bang of surprise.