All weddings have their essentials like a venue, celebrant, photographer, a caterer and of course, a couple! But there is lots of other fun wedding add ons to consider when planning your day. Weddings have changed a lot over the years and there is now endless options when it comes to including fun, unique add ons to add that extra element off entertainment for you and your guests. Here is our list of our favourite wedding add ons!
Photo booths have been around for just under 100 years and for good reason! They are a fun way to involve your guests in your day and to keep them entertained; especially while you’re off taking photos or for while guests are taking a breather from the dance floor! The strips are fun for guests to take home and keep and they are also a great way to elevate your guest book into something unique & personalised!
Check out: Photobooth Fun, Photokombi
Slow Motion Booth
Slow Motion Booths have taken off in weddings overseas and have finally reached our shores here in New Zealand! They are different to a photo booth in that these become entertainment for everyone to see, not just those behind a curtain! Slow Motion Booths normally have an unenclosed backdrop set up with a high tech camera and operator and lots of fun, messy props to play with. We love the instant playback feature and especially love the final results which results in a short highlights film and fun guest book alternative! We especially love that you can do massive groups at once which is an added bonus!
Check out: The Slow Motion Booth
Lawn games are fun. Plain and simple. They turn an empty space into something light-hearted and relaxed. They are a great way for guests to keep entertained while you’re off having photos but they’re also a great way for guests to get to know one another and have a good time. Nothing brings a cocktail hour a live more than nostalgic giant lawn games!
Check out: The Pretty Prop Shop, When Squirrel Met Bear, Wood Botherer, Envy Events
Caravans have made a comeback and have found themselves a spot at the top of wedding cuteness. This wedding add on is great for post ceremony drinks and drinks throughout your wedding. It’s a perfect stress free option for BYO weddings where the couple provides the alcohol. It not only adds a fun, festival vibe to your wedding but it’s also a perfect photo backdrop for during your bridal photos!
Check out: Alfie, One Lovely Day, The Little Caravan, Sweet Aggie
And last but definitely not the least, live bands. Having a live band is an unbeatable form of reception entertainment. There is nothing quite like having live music to get your guests up on the dance floor. We love the atmosphere they create and how they manage to get even the most unexpected guests up on the dance floor! Cover bands are a great addition to any wedding, especially those that rock the classics!
Check out: Only Brothers
Until next time,
Adam + Kirst