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Cheap Wedding Entertainment Ideas | UK’s Best Budget Wedding Entertainers

January 16 2020
Cheap Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Whether you are having a small wedding with just a few guests or are just looking to plan a wedding on a budget, finding ideas to entertain guests at a wedding is still important.

There are many ways to get married on a budget. Lots of great wedding reception ideas can be affordable if planned correctly and with plenty of imagination.

If you are trying to figure out how to plan a cheap wedding, getting value for your money is the top priority.

We will show you the best cheap wedding entertainment ideas and also offer some great tips on how you can get the most value out of the wedding entertainers you book.

Solo Acoustic Singers

Solo acoustic wedding singers are usually one of the go-to entertainers when planning a wedding on a small budget.

Things have changed a lot since this type of affordable singer became popular weddings.

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NICK SINGS

£ 216.00 Starting from
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SAM ACOUSTIC

£ 240.00 Starting from
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Loop pedals and song choices make them extremely versatile nowadays. Upbeat solo sets can be played at wedding receptions and of course, you can have a more intimate set with cheap wedding ceremony musicians.

If you have hired a live wedding band, you could also ask them to perform an acoustic set earlier in the day to get more value from your wedding entertainment.

Helen Darlington
Nick Sings, Wedding, Nottinghamshire
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Warble Entertainment were brilliant and answered any questions we had so we would highly recommend them. Nick was amazing, we could not rate him highly enough. My friend is even looking to have him play at her wedding. Everyone enjoyed Nick's performance. If you are looking for a Singer, I'd look no further. On behalf of me and Jamie, thank you so much. You made our day.
Annie McNicholl
Sam Acoustic, Wedding, Wrexham
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Sam has a beautiful voice. All our guests loved her and some even said they would like to use her for their own weddings in future.
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Children’s Wedding Entertainment

On the surface, hiring wedding entertainment for kids might seem like an unnecessary expense. It really isn’t.

If you are looking for outdoor wedding ideas on a budget, children’s wedding entertainment is a great place to start.

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FACE PAINTER

£ 120.00 Starting from
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LUCY THE ENTERTAINER

£ 150.00 Starting from
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Keeping kids busy at a wedding is easy to do and is definitely worth your time if you want the adults and parents at your wedding day to have fun without worrying.

These wedding ideas will usually take place during the day and are great options for injecting a bit of life into your wedding day on a budget.

Sukanya Nallaiah
Lisa The Face Painter, Cumbria
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Lisa was fantastic with all the kids and very patient with all the adults keen to have their faces painted too! Everyone raved about Lisa's skills and very approachable nature. Highly recommended.
Katie Briscoe
Lucy The Entertainer, Wiltshire
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Lucy was fantastic! She entertained our children ranging in age from 1yr to 14yrs with ease and also made the parents laugh. Her balloon model making was a huge success and I think she would still be there today if the children had their way!
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Wedding Pianists

For an elegant wedding on a small budget, wedding pianists are a great idea.

They are one of the most affordable wedding musicians and can look absolutely amazing when used well on your wedding day.

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HARRY PIANIST

£ 144.00 Starting from
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RYAN ON KEYS

£ 216.00 Starting from
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A wedding pianist can be cheap and adaptable to different scenarios.

One wedding idea is to use them as a centre of attention during a big moment at your wedding day.

You can also use wedding pianists as accomplished background music during drinks receptions or other gaps in your wedding day.

Becky
Harry The Pianist, Wedding, London
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Harry played beautifully for our wedding. He played additional tracks that we asked for which made the ceremony really special. He was responsive and helpful when we contacted him. Thank you!
E. Silcock
Ryan On Keys, Wedding, Yorkshire
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After seeing Ryan perform 4 years ago when we decided to get married he was our immediate choice to perform for our Evening Reception. Ryan’s performance is so stylish and reflects the genre of music we love.
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Caricaturists

Hiring a caricature artist is one of the best cheap wedding ideas around.

Wedding caricaturists can vary in price depending on the package you choose. These talented artists will create an unbelievable likeness of your guests in lightning speed!

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MIDLANDS CARICATURES

£ 210.00 Starting from
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NEIL S CARICATURES

£ 144.00 Starting from
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Whilst having a live caricaturist at your wedding is one the most popular ideas for daytime wedding entertainment, you can also ask your caricaturist to help with designing wedding invitations or even bespoke signing boards.

Adding these little touches to your wedding day is low cost and high reward. These moments becoming instantly memorable and unique without costing the earth!

Kasim Hussain
The Midlands Caricaturist, Wedding, Staffordshire
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The Midlands Caricaturst was amazing, his drawings were brilliant and really quick! Got a lot of laughs and positive feedback from guests about him, definitely recommend.
Lisa Tierney
Neil S The Caricaturist, Wedding, Lanarkshire
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Neil was amazing. Everyone was so impressed. He was fast and blended in with the wedding. Thank you Neil. Made my wedding feel unique and special.
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Wedding Harpists

Some of the best small wedding ideas come to life when hiring special musicians to elevate special moments on your day.

A wedding harpist is synonymous with elegant and beautiful weddings.

If you are interested in cheap wedding ceremony ideas to make this all-important moment stand out, a wedding harpist is a great option.

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RHIA HARPIST

£ 240.00 Starting from
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NORTHAMPTON HARPIST

£ 210.00 Starting from
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Walking down the aisle is one of the biggest moments of your wedding day.

If you are have already chosen your aisle walk song, it can made even more special by having it played live by a wedding musician!

Harpists for weddings are more versatile than they seem at first glance. Some contemporary or quirky songs can be played by your harpist on request.

Emma Huzzey
Rhia The North West Harpist, Wedding, Shropshire
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Rhia was a lovely addition to our wedding. She played beautifully and we received many compliments from our guests.
Nicola Manigan
Northamptonshire Harpist, Wedding
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The guests all said to me that having the harpist at the wedding was a beautiful touch, the sun was shining and they sat and drank and listened to her playing. We are so pleased she played at our wedding.
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Wedding Magicians

When trying to have a wedding a budget in the UK, we notice that a lot of couples will tend to overlook daytime entertainment in the hope of saving some money.

Whilst this might make sense initially, daytime wedding entertainment can create some of the most remarkable moments at a wedding.

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PETE MAGICIAN

£ 240.00 Starting from
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DAN T MAGICIAN

£ 210.00 Starting from
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One entertainer that does this better than any other is the wedding magician.

If you are searching for cool things to have at weddings, magicians can be cheap and incredibly exciting for you and your guests.

Breaking the ice at a wedding is so important and magicians are the perfect style of wedding entertainment to achieve that.

Angela Dooley
Pete The Magician, Wedding, Cheshire
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Thank you Pete for entertaining my guests! You were amazing and thank you as I know as you were leaving, my nephew caught you for another trick and you happily stayed on! Just such a lovely guy!
Amy Hilton
Dat T Magician, Wedding, Staffordshire
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Dan was amazing! Left all the guests speechless. He went through all the guests with the amazing tricks.
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Unique Wedding Ideas

There is a common misconception that the more unique wedding entertainment ideas will tend to cost more.

Whilst some outlandish wedding entertainment can be on the higher end of the spectrum, there are some incredible wedding ideas out there that you can still hire on a budget.

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FUN CASINO

£ 192.00 Starting from
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HENNA ARTIST

£ 132.00 Starting from
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These unusual wedding ideas will have a huge impact for a low price!

Allocating just a small amount of your budget towards wedding entertainment of this type can pay off in a big way.

Caroline Kent
Mobile Fun Casino, Wedding, Hertfordshire
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A very successful evening was enjoyed by our wedding guests. The croupiers were brilliant and the arrangements were very simple. I wish we had booked the fun casino to stay longer!
Sarah Burrows
The Henna Artist, Wedding, Merseyside
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Excellent entertainment idea for any travel themed wedding! It was enjoyed by all and was a reminder for several weeks as the Henna lasted so long.
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Solo Wedding Guitarists

Some of the most talented wedding performers available to hire are solo wedding guitarists.

Arranging a wedding on a budget isn’t easy, so considering these entertainers as a way to provide live wedding music on your big day is worth your time.

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ROB GUITARIST

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CHRIS GUITARIST

£ 180.00 Starting from
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Solo guitarists only need a small amount of space and are one of the best cheap wedding entertainment ideas for small weddings.

Again, these musicians are highly versatile and can be used for wedding ceremonies or background chilled music later on in the day.

It is always worth asking your wedding venue if music can be played outside so your guitarist can move to different spots throughout the day.

Gwynfor Roberts
Rob The Guitarist, Wedding, Flint
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Rob played solo at my wedding, his playing just added to a perfect day. His choice of songs, his delivery and his professionalism stood out. How I wish I had as much natural ability. I would recommend him to anyone, without hesitation.
John Vasey
Chris Plays Spanish Guitar, Wedding, Bristol
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Chris played at our wedding reception. He played a lovely selection of pieces that were greatly appreciated by me , my wife and our guests. Chris was very friendly and helpful both in discussing our requirements beforehand and on the day. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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As you can see, hiring wedding entertainment doesn’t have to be expensive or break the bank.

Many couples will look to cut corners or get a great deal by hiring someone with less experience performing at weddings.

Hiring someone less experienced isn’t always recommended and our advice is to always to go to professional performers!

As there are so many great wedding ideas on a budget, there is no need to take a big risk with your entertainment. If you are unsure on what prices are on average, check out our guide on wedding musician costs.

For more wedding entertainment ideas and help in booking the perfect acts for your event, visit Warble Entertainment.

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