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Making sure you have a collection of your most prized wedding photos on display throughout your life is a big deal and there is really only one time to capture the magic…on your wedding day. All of us have attended weddings where this photo hour bleeds into a few more and you end up having neglected guests on your hands. We here at SA Weddings have a few suggestions on how to keep your guests entertained and feeling like the life and soul of the party, as they should be, while you fill up the mantelpiece.

Champagne Bar

If there is one thing we know about weddings, it’s that Champagne always goes down well.

A few of our ultimate favourites include Pop Mobile Champagne Bar, Pierre Jourdan’s Champagne Popsicles (the perfect adult-only frozen treats for summer weddings), Fizzecco and LiquidChefs! Remember to include something for the boys as well – we like the idea of a whiskey bar or a craft beer bar!

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Lawn Games

Think giant Jenga, lawn darts and a game of croquet – the perfect ice-breaker and excellent entertainment for guests during cocktail hour. You can take as much time as you want capturing memories without worrying about your guests.

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Photo or Video Booth

A fresh twist on a traditional guest book, rent a photo or video booth where guests can share a sweet message or embarrassing story on your wedding day. Photos taken during cocktail hour can also be used as personalised thank you notes that’ll be up on the fridge for years to come.
Expect photos and videos to deteriorate as the night goes on!

Caricatures

Give your guests the ultimate personalised favour in the form of a caricature while you take your photos during cocktail hour. If the artist is really good, your guests might even leave with something that will end up on their wall, as a memento.

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A Game of ‘Eye Spy’

Get guests involved in capturing some of the special moments that may be missed by your photographer with a game of ‘eye spy’ using disposable cameras or even a hashtag on Instagram.
There are a number of free printables that can be found online with lists of things to capture, including the groom watching the bride from a distance, a group photo of your table and the worst dancer – in action!

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An Unexpected Performance

Sure a string quartet is great, but your guests will be blown away with a saxophone trio or Spanish guitar player. Set the mood for the rest of the evening with a spectacular music interlude that is guaranteed to get your guests in the mood for the dance floor.

If your venue allows it, the idea of a fire dance performance will certainly impress your guests! For some fiery magic, we recommend you try out Fire Tribe!

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Contributors

 
Fire Tribe

Fire Tribe

FireTribe is South Africa’s leading FIRE PERFORMANCE troupe with over 16 years of professional experience creating beautiful fire dancing shows for all types of events.

Andrew de Blocq - Bagpiper

Andrew de Blocq - Bagpiper

Piper available to add a special Celtic touch to your wedding! Resplendent in Highland dress, Andrew will play any of a multitude of songs, and caters to requests if necessary.

Mr & Mrs M Wedding Games

Mr & Mrs M Wedding Games

Mr & Mrs M provide a fantastic entertainment service for wedding guests during that rather awkward "Photo-Hour". It's fun, affordable and very classy!

Jude Harpstar

Jude Harpstar

South African musician. International Award Winning & trained,
SA's Got Talent TOP 18,
Multigenrist Collaborator/ Performer/ Composer/ Arranger/ Improvisor

Yellow Lemon Photobooth

Yellow Lemon Photobooth

Yellow Lemon Photobooth is a great way to bring the fun to any event!

Bernardt James

Bernardt James

Your wedding ceremony is the most important part of your big day. The music you decide upon must be perfect.

Mike Laatz Saxophonist

Mike Laatz Saxophonist

“Of all the choices you make for your wedding, the only thing that’s more important than the band is the person you’re going to marry!” (Robyn Smith)

Shout Music Company

Shout Music Company

Shout Music Company is a family-run music business that specialises in Swing, Jazz, 50's Rock 'n Roll & wedding DJs.

Instabooth

Instabooth

We print polaroids from any cellphone at your event. Either post on Instagram or twitter with your event hashtag, or send it directly to the unit via whatapp.

Zest Music

Zest Music

Zest music provides classical and jazz ensembles for weddings in and around Cape Town.

Retro Photo Booth

Retro Photo Booth

Our retro photo booths preserve the charm of yesteryear, put the “booth” back into “photo booth” and are equipped with state-of-the-art technology that will have your g...

AfrodizzyActs

AfrodizzyActs

AfrodizzyActs is an Entertainment Agency. We have branches all over South Africa, in Zimbabwe and in the UK. We started out in South Africa in July 2010 and AfrodizzyActs has j...

Martinus van Tee Illustration

Martinus van Tee Illustration

These caricatures are wonderful personal mementos of your special day, but above all they provide a fun factor as friends and family gather round to laugh uproariously as the s...

Photo Bomb

Photo Bomb

We are passionate about entertaining your guests and taking photos. Our goal is to make them smile and remember the wedding.

One2One Group

One2One Group

One2One Group is your one stop shop for PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY & CUSTOM PHOTO BOOTH SOLUTIONS.

Top Wedding Singer | Ike Moriz

Top Wedding Singer | Ike Moriz

Top quality entertainment for weddings, functions, events since 1999! Hire the best DJ, one man band, duo, trio or band for your function! Cape Town based singer, performer, a...

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