How to entertain your guests at your drinks reception

Thinking of some fun things for your wedding guests to do at your drinks reception? 

What about one of these cool ideas?


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As guests mingle and chat, some chilled music performances can be a great way to set the ambience. Embrace an old school vibe with a traditional jazz band opt for a low-key acoustic set whilst drinks are being served.

For a budget-friendly idea, have a section within your RSVPs for each guest to write a song request ahead of the big day, then use the songs to create a special playlist to be played during the drinks reception.

Place signage around the reception room to let guests know the part they played in the music choices.



Whilst you and your new spouse are off for post-ceremony pictures, break the ice between guests by getting them involved in fun and games.

Go all-out retro with AIB Entertainments’ Roll a Ball Derby – guests will love this classic seaside resort game.

If you’re feeling lucky, Edinburgh Fun Casino Company can bring its Roulette and Blackjack package to your venue.

Complete with three hours of gaming, personalised fun money and prizes, it makes for great wedding snaps too.



Canapés and a glass of bubbly may be the old fail-safe after the ceremony, but there are lots of ways to make it more of an experience for your guests.

From prosecco trailers to vintage ice cream vans (have a wee look at our list of the best Scottish food and drink trucks for hire), there are plenty of wedding suppliers who can provide a real talking point.


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Create a couple’s cocktail, or individual cocktails that reflect you and your other half’s tastes.

If one of you loves French Martinis and the other Whisky Sours, you can see whose drink is the most popular with guests!


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