Photo Booth from Tash & Jason’s Jewish Wedding
Today is a very exciting day indeed, because it’s our fabulous editor, Karen’s, birthday! I (feature’s writer, Sara) together with the rest of Team STG (and I’m sure all you lovely lot!) are all clamoring to say a huge MAZAL TOV and a thank you for all of the hard work she puts in every day to make this site an incredible hub of ideas, inspiration and support for Jewish and Jew-ish couples. If you’ll allow us, Karen’s right-hand gals, a soppy moment, Karen, you’re an inspiration and we absolutely love you. Have the most fantastic day!
In the spirit of celebration, we’ve put together a list of incredible wedding entertainment ideas. Let us know if there are any ingenious ones that we’ve missed out and do tell us, in the comments, if you’re planning on booking any of the below!
Live music from Charlotte & Dan’s Festival Jewish Wedding
Whether you’re planning a barn dance or, of course, a hora, a live band with someone leading the action and teaching your guests new moves, is guaranteed to get everyone, even the most blushing of wallflowers, on their feet.
Hours of entertainment! Hire a booth with immediately printable strips of pictures, throw in some silly props and create a whole host of memories to look back on. For added value, have duplicate prints for guests to stick into a guest book alongside their message to you.Magician
A good magician, or illusionist, will mingle with your guests during cocktail hour or the reception and stun them with fabulous tricks! A great, unusual idea with added wow-factor.
Bring a sense of intrigue and adventure to your evening party with a formidable fire dancer! Your guests won’t expect it, and will be totally captivated.
Bottle dancers from Jade and Adam’s rustic Jewish wedding
Fiddler on the roof bottle dancers
We’ve all seen that scene in Fiddler on the Roof with the bottle dancers. Did you know you can hire a troupe for your own wedding? An epic, and very Jewish, surprise.
If your venue and budget respectively allow for fireworks, why not end the evening with a real bang? Literally! There’s nothing more spectacular to send you off into married life than a fireworks display.
If you’re not quite ready to splash out on a full display, or your venue has a no-fireworks policy, having your guests wave you off with sparklers can be a fizzing, fabulous way to end your wedding reception.
Flower station from Dorit and Eli’s Israeli wedding
Decorate your guests with gorgeous garlands and floral bracelets. There’s nothing like a fresh-flower accessory to complete an outfit, and it will make your party pictures even prettier!
For more low-key or older guests who might need a bit of a break from the partying, why not consider a relaxation room? Bring in a pampering expert or event reflexologist to give sore feet a little pick me up.
Create your own entertainment, and surprise your new spouse with a funny flash mob! There’s so much inspiration out there on the Internet, or you can come up with something totally original to show your beloved what you mean to them.
Transvestite cabaret from Lee & Gary’s Jewish wedding
Graceful, elegant and romantic, professional ballroom dancers can bring a real touch of class and culture to a wedding party. Just make sure you don’t have to follow them with your first dance!
Smoking, bubbling and brewing – a mixologist can make the act of serving drinks into an incredible art. Perfect for a dry-hire venue, especially if you’re looking to create signature wedding cocktails.