Bring the circus into town for one weekend only with fairground-inspired wedding entertainment
Thrills, laughter and excitement are what we want at a wedding, and one way to get them all is with a funfair. Here’s a look at how to lay on popcorn, magicians, fireworks, vintage games and much more to make your day a truly unforgettable one.
The classic symbol to most of us of what a funfair is, a carousel can be a wonderful centrepiece to wedding entertainment. The team at Carouselforhire love being part of a wedding and really push the boat out to make your day magical. Their carousel even comes complete with an old-fashioned organ for that all-important musical accompaniment.
Bouncy castles aren’t just for kids – there’s a new generation for the grown-ups to enjoy as well. The New Disco Dome from Crown Castles includes lights, speakers and bluetooth, enabling you to select your favourite tracks to keep the airy dancefloor bouncing.
If you’re looking for a fun snapshot of your wedding that you can look back on with a smile in years to come, why not enlist Elaine Davis Munro at Bio-Pics to digitally illustrate a scene from your big day? “We capture your venue, special interests or indeed anything you’d like to be included in the picture,” explains Elaine.
Line up the groomsmen and bridesmaids for a game of ‘Test Your Strength’ from Go2 Event Hire or get the whole wedding party involved. Vintage and retro games are a great way to inject some carnival fun into your day. “The games can be tailored to suit your venue layout,” says Jon Gamble of the wedding prop-hire experts. “We think they are ideal during the drinks reception or as part of the evening entertainment.”
One guaranteed way to dazzle your guests is to book some showstopping circus performers. Delighters has a team of talented acts trained in putting on fire displays, hoop acts, cabaret, LED glow shows, stilt-walking and much more, ready to shock and amaze your wedding guests.
“It’s great to give your guests something on your wedding day that they can look back on with a smile in years to come,” says Ryan Greene of the Odd Box Photobooth team. Choose your booth – options include Original, Whisky Barrel and Chevron – and stand back and watch your guests rofl-ing and lol-ing at their fun poses.
The team at Candy Cane Lane, based in Largs, know that you can’t beat a good cone or tub of ice cream to top off the funfair experience. As standard, they offer four flavours of ice-cream, along with cones, tubs and 99 flakes. The trike also has added extras such as raspberry sauce, sprinkles, chocolate-dipped waffle cones and personalised tubs.
Make like the Blackpool illuminations and declare your love with light-up letters from the Blue Parrot Company. You can go for something short and sweet (‘I DO’, above, sums things up nicely), ‘MR & MRS’ or even your new surname – pretty sweet and very effective at your reception.
You know it, I know it: kids can be a bit of a handful when they’re running riot at a wedding, butting into their parents’ conversations and asking embarrassing questions about anything and everything. Wouldn’t it be great if the youngsters could have the time of their life at the wedding while the grown-ups enjoyed their day stress-free? Lori Silvan of Funky Chicken Fun can make that miracle happen. A kids’ entertainer, she steps in and whisks them away before wedding boredom (and mischief) can set in.
End your wedding day with a bang courtesy of the creative geniuses at 21CC Group. They will create a spectacular fireworks or indoor pyrotechnics display that neither you nor your guests will forget. You can work with the team to design your own display, right down to the sounds and colours of the fireworks – a brilliant way to match it to your theme.