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So you’re planning your fun wedding. Yay! While there are a few bits from the wedding timeline to consider, I’ll wildly skip all the way to the end to my favourite part: THE PARTY.

I love all about it: the dancing, the craziness, the quirky moves, the laughter, the sweat, the spilled drinks… and trust me the list is long.

If you’re looking for ways to plan an awesome and fun wedding party, look no further. Here are my suggestions.

6 ingredients for an epic wedding party

1. An amazing playlist

I don’t think I need to explain the importance of great music at your wedding party, right? Just let your DJ / band know a few songs that you know would bring your friends to the dance floor. In my case a fun sing along playlist would need: Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight, Supergrass – Alright, Jet – are you gonna be my girl, Babybird – You’re Gorgeous, Guano Apes – Lords of the boards and Macklemore – Thrift Shop. Trust me.

Wedding guest singing with the band

Photo Credit: Corina Oghina Photography

2. Shots, shots, shots!

The party started but your friends are still a bit awkward in getting their groove on next to your sweet nana? There’s only one solution to that: alcohol. Shots at weddings are a fun way to get everyone on board with the silly dance moves and just party like crazy. Also, I trust we’re all adults here and keeping things responsibly.

Bride doing shots on her wedding day

3. A Silent disco

Want a surreal and fun experience for your wedding party? You HAVE TO try a silent disco wedding. The way it works is that you have a pair of headphones and multiple channels of music to switch between and get you dancing. Want to catch up with friends or family? Just remove the headphones and enjoy the silence… or awkward random singing from the rest of the party. So fun!

Wedding party enjoying a silent disco and dancing

4. A live band

A live band is always a good idea for that pick me up vibe. Be it a cover band, jazz band or whatever quirky music you’re into, a live band will interact with the crowd, will feel the room and raise the excitement levels. Live is always better right?

Cover band playing live music at a wedding

5. A personal touch of entertainment

Say you and your partner are into synchronised dancing. Or maybe you won a pie eating contest at some point and want to have a go again with your guests. Or maybe you have some special skills that you want to share with everybody: singing? best at limbo? Juggling? Could by anything really! You can share with the whole wedding party a personal moment of entertainment, something that maybe you’ve been doing for years (playing the guitar or being a fire performer for example) or something new you prepared especially to surprise everybody on your wedding day.

Fire artist bride performing on her wedding day

Photo Credit: Andy Li Photography

6. Be yourself

Last but not least, in my opinion the most important ingredient is to be yourself and have fun! Bring your crazy party friends on the dance floor, convince your dad to show of his signature move, let your hair down and have the time of your life. You deserve it after all that planning and it’s only the best day ever with the right people by your side! Enjoy the hell out of it!

Bride with funny glasses on the dance floor

So there it is, a few of my favourite ingredients for a fun wedding party. I’m sure there are so many other cool ideas out there so please let me know yours!

Planning a zany wedding party? I’d love to hear more about it!

 

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