17 Fun Ideas for Your Wedding Reception

If you plan to have a wedding reception with a difference then don't miss these 17 fun wedding ideas


If you want to make your wedding day a fun and relaxed occasion then think about adding a few quirky ideas into your ceremony or reception. If you are looking at ways to make your wedding stand out from the crowd and entertain your guests then take a look at some of our favourite ideas…


Hire a Bouncy Castle

Real wedding couple Vicky and Ben show us how it’s done with this awesome bouncy castle picture! If you’re having a summer wedding then a bouncy castle will be a fun addition to your drinks reception and you can be sure that the adults will love it just as much (if not more than!) the kids.

Surprise Your Guests with Singing Waiters

Why not surprise your wedding guests by hiring singing waiters? It will be sure to get everyone laughing and singing along.

Celebrate with a Vintage Fayre

If you are planning a vintage style wedding day then why not secretly hire a vintage fayre? Your guests will love that nostalgic feel – just look at this cute funfair picture from Marleybrook House. Browse five venues with fabulous funfairs for more ideas.

Have Fun with Your Guest book

Rather than a traditional style guest book, how about you let your guests take Polaroid snaps of themselves? Or you could ask your them to write on little postcards and post them in your wedding post box.

Hire an Ice-Cream Bike

Swap canapés for ice-cream cones. Wedding venue Hothorpe Hall demonstrate perfectly how an ice-cream bike can be a fun and beautiful addition to your wedding day.

Have Fun with Your Photo Booth Props

Don’t feel that all your wedding pictures have to be perfcetly posed and proper. We love how this couple made use of their photo booth props for a great photo.


Invite Your Pet

Will you invite your pet to your wedding? Our real wedding couple Cassandra and Aaron did just that – their beloved dog Bugsby made a special appearance for the photos and he even had his own red tie to match the groom’s party.

Say It with a Wedding Sign

Wedding signs are a fun way to welcome your guests to your wedding and can also be used to guide them in the right direction. This sign snapped at Old Bridge in Somerset is super cute!


Buy Some Balloons

Wedding photographer Benjamin Stuart shows how balloons are no longer reserved for birthday parties! Buy some stylish oversized balloons to add a fun edge to your photos.

Serve His and Hers Cocktails

Instead of serving champagne or sparkling wine for your drinks reception why not design his and hers signature cocktails so you can share your favourite drink with your guests.

Choose Donuts Instead of a Traditional Wedding Cake

Why not substitute a traditional wedding cake for this super sweet donut tower. We are a little bit obsessed by this Krispy Kreme dessert photographed at Pitt Hall Barn! 


Swap Your Wedding Car for a Wedding Boat

Leave your wedding in style by choosing a wedding boat instead of a traditional wedding car – just like this couple at Cornish Tipi Weddings.

Name Your Tables after Your Favourite Films (…and Photoshop in your faces!)

If you don’t fancy ranking your friends and family from one to ten then swap table numbers for table names. Real wedding couple Lauren and Alex used their favourite films and even photoshopped on their faces so they were the stars of the show.

Pick Some AMAZING Wedding Shoes

Who says wedding shoes have to be white? We are lusting over these gorgeous Irregular Choice shoes worn by real wedding bride Kelly.


Make the Most of the Setting

Don’t Tell the Bride meets Jurassic Park in this fun groomswear photo from Jason and Amanda’s real wedding! If your venue has some great features, make sure you take advantage of those photo opportunities.


Have Light Up Letters

Oversized light up letters are a beautiful finishing touch for your reception and can really transform a room – just take a look at this stunning Love sign shared by Club Class Entertainment.

Order a Superheo Wedding Cake

Have you found your very own superhero? Then why not celebrate with your wedding cake, we love this super-cool cake from Alice and Rick’s real wedding.


Superhero wedding cake
Have we inspired you? For even more wedding ideas don’t forget to visit our wedding inspiration galleries.