How do you entertain your wedding guests?

There are so many options to suit every budget when it comes to making your guests feel involved and entertained. Photographing several weddings throughout Cardiff, across South Wales and beyond, we have been fortunate enough to have seen many exciting ways to make your wedding day truly unique and to you. There are so many amazing wedding suppliers throughout Cardiff and the UK that provide a personal touch to your wedding day and being a wedding photographer from Cardiff, we absolutely love capturing those moments and your amazing reactions to them.

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1. Alpacas!

What a fun idea this was – Lauren’s face lit up as Mandy from Miskin Alpacas walked these two fellas into the festival wedding!

Susan and Paul had an epic festival themed wedding, filled with local suppliers. Miskin alpacas were part of the lineup and guests posed for pictures, took them for a little walk and stroked their super soft fur.

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2. Singing Waiters

When we first heard that one of our couple had booked singing waiters, we couldn’t wait to see the surprise on people’s faces. Since then, we’ve seen lots of singing waiter acts and each one is unique with a different reaction from the guests each time. Natalie and James had singing waiters at their Fairyhill – Natalie had booked the surprise for not only her guests, but her husband to be too!

Everybody was up on their feet singing and dancing, it is certainly the best way to eliminate that post-food lull.

3. Sparklers

The sparkler exit is a classic shot and makes such a lovely final photo page in a printed album. Guests love being involved in this photo opportunity as everybody gathers round to light their sparkler.

Of course there’s safety to consider here but done right, it’s worth every precaution. Be sure to purchase extra long sparklers from maximum burn time, have a bucket of sand at the ready and always check with your venue before hand.

We highly advise doing the sparkler shot just after sunset so you get that dusky sky. It also ensures guests aren’t too drunk – this is where it can get dangerous and Oliver almost had his hair singed!

4. Fireworks

If you’re looking to end your day with a literal bang and have the budget to spare, fireworks are an amazing photo opportunity for you and a way to blow your guests away.

James and Shrita got married in the Peak District and ended their day with a stunning firework display by The UK Firework company. One thing to consider if you are having fireworks is the regulations in your local area. In a quiet, wildlife filled area like the Peak District, only silent fireworks were allowed but they still looked as amazing as the full-shabang!

5. Take a selfie

Photobooths and DIY prop booths are a fun way to get your guests interacting in the evening. Whether you hire a booth from a company like Ultra Booth, make your own or book our unique Selfie Station, it’s a fun way for guests to leave with a little momento from the day.

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