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9 Over the Top Wedding Ideas

Weddings bring out the creativity in people. There are infinite ideas to take your wedding from simple and beautiful to complex and extravagant. It’s your special day to plan for your once-in-a-lifetime event. We love the creativity of our brides and grooms, and we work alongside to bring those ideas to life. Here are some fun, over the top, extra and yes, extravagant ideas for a fabulous wedding day!

· Cocktail towers

· Live wall photo backdrop

· Fire show (definitely suited for outdoor & beach weddings)

· Live wedding painting

· Ice cream or coffee truck

· Hire a string quartet

· Beer donkeys

· Walk the aisle with a unicorn

· Magician

Cocktail towers

Cocktail towers are beautiful and eye-catching. They’re a great way to offer signature cocktails ready to go for your guests as they enter the reception. While this may be considered an “extra” display, it’s also a great way to keep your alcohol budget in check. Cocktails towers offer your signature cocktail and provide a natural limit on the types of alcohol offered.

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Live wall photo backdrop

Work with a talented florist to install a live wall photo backdrop full of gorgeous florals. We love working with Flourish Flowers & Gifts. They created this amazing colored baby’s breath display to hang. This idea could be expanded to create a backdrop for photos that is just beyond.

Fire show or Hula Dancers

If you’re planning a beach or outdoor wedding, a fire show or hula dancers would definitely fall into the extra category. Entertainers of all kinds are great for destination weddings. You can find various wedding entertainers here on The Bash.

Live Wedding Painting

Imagine having a beautiful and timeless keepsake painted live during your reception! It can be part of your special day to really kick it up a notch. We love the gorgeous options available at Snap Chic Wedding Painting.

Ice Cream, Coffee or Dessert Carts/Trucks

A great addition to your fun-filled event is an ice cream truck, coffee or other dessert truck. Kids young and old will enjoy picking their favorite frozen treat or creating a yummy warm drink. Think of winter weddings and offer a coffee or hot cocoa cart to warm up your guests. What a fun way to “treat” your guests! Howdy Homemade Ice Cream is a good option.

String quartet

A string quartet meets two needs for your wedding: music and entertainment. Hire a beautiful string quartet to play all your wedding selections and to entertain guests prior to the DJ dance set. Everyone loves live music, and a string quartet is a great way to entertain.

Beer Donkeys

Weddings today are really extraordinary. Beer donkeys are now a thing and transport selected libations to your guests while they are waiting on your grand entrance after photos. This is a fun addition to your wedding if you have the outdoor space to accommodate it. Beer donkeys make for great photos as well.

Walk the (outdoor) aisle with a unicorn

The question is not are unicorns real. The question is whether you will have a unicorn at your wedding or not. Animals at weddings are more popular, and dressing them as unicorns can make your day a little more magical.

Entertaining magicians

Guests will enjoy slight of hand tricks and other entertainment from magicians at a reception. You can find many good options here at The Bash to meet your specific needs and wishes.

Whatever your style is for your wedding day, Royal Affairs Ballroom is a great venue. Our ballroom and rooftop are uniquely suited to every size wedding. Our package pricing makes it easy to have room in the budget for extravagant and over-the-top ideas to make your event more fun and exciting. Contact us today to plan your beautiful wedding or special event.

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