Wedding Entertainment: Wow Factors
Say “I do” to these over-the-top ways to entertain your guests.
Diva (COURTESY OF D SQUARED PRODUCTIONS)
While a rocking band, jaw-dropping floral arrangements and a delicious menu are key to making your reception one for the books, set your big day apart in a big way with interactive experiences for your guests. These out-of-the-box entertainment ideas are the perfect way to show off y our personality and make your féte truly unforgettable.
Bring On The Bubbly
Take cocktail hour to the next level with a Champagne Diva. Her tiered gown holds 120 glasses, so guests can grab bubbles at their leisure as she strolls throughout the party. Not only will she help prevent a bottleneck at the bar, but she’ll also give your social media-obsessed friends something to Instagram and Snapchat about.
D Squared Productions, Inc. in Orlando creates the skirts, and your Diva can be dressed to match your wedding theme—from classic black tie to Roaring Twenties. Besides champagne, the skirts can hold wine glasses, souvenir light-up martini glasses that guests can take home as favors, or even bags of candy for a late-night sweet snack. Bottoms up! 407-704-6937
Whiskey bar (COURTESY OF CHARLOTTE GEORGE CALLIGRAPHY)
A personalized whiskey bar gives guests the chance to try some of your favorite brands—and possibly even play bartender. When it comes to planning a specialty booze spread, first decide on the vibe you’re going for and choose between handmade cocktails (professional mixologist included), a pour-it-yourself tasting bar or a dessert drink station that offers coffee and other nightcap-appropriate mixers. If craft beverages are your thing, select two to three whiskey-based recipes or work with the bartender to create a signature option—downtown Orlando’s The Courtesy Bar offers a variety of mixologist services. For a more informal sampling, set out a handful of different whiskeys and label them with signs that reflect your décor or pour them into unique decanters. This is also a great way to infuse local flavor by including Florida distilleries in the mix. thecourtesybar.com
Torcedor (COURTESY OF CORONA CIGAR CO.)
Roll With It
Cigar aficionados or anyone looking for an activity beyond the dance floor will appreciate a stogie-rolling station. Central Florida’s Corona Cigar Company offers a torcedor—a highly trained cigar roller—to come to your reception and set up shop for the night. The torcedor brings a batch of pre-made cigars for those looking to light up right away and then handcrafts the rest on the spot, so attendees can watch him work and learn about cigar-making. He’ll also cut, light and answer any questions. A standard rolling service lasts up to three hours and provides 100 cigars, all made with Dominican Republic and Nicaraguan tobacco. Flavored cigars are also available on request. For an extra festive touch, order custom cigar wrappers or matchbooks with your wedding date or your names on them from Etsy. coronacigar.com