Most weddings follow a very tried and tested formula but there are ways you can make your special day bespoke to you and your personal tastes. And, there is one very easy way that this can be accomplished; by your choice of wedding entertainment. A standard ceremony would have the brides entrance music played on the church organ or via a CD and PA. But, with a little thinking outside the box you could opt for a string quartet or harpist to perform at the ceremony and add a touch of romantic elegance instead. Or, for completely different wedding entertainment ideas, why not hire a few singers and seat them amongst your guests to reinact the classic ‘Love Actually’ movie scene. Some couples opting for classical guitarists, contemporary acoustic duos or even opera singers.
The wedding ceremony tends to be followed by the drinks reception, or, as it is commonly known, the photographs. This time is fantastic for the bride and groom and when it is your own turn great fun also. But, what do you do whilst waiting around for your turn? If you don’t know many of the guests it can actually get quite boring. A funky little jazz band or a rat pack singer could really help keep your guests amused and entertained. Or, why not opt for a magician or caricaturist? They really create a great atmosphere and will help to break the ice between your guests who maybe do not know each other yet. If your budget is quite small you could even ask the ceremony entertainers to stay on a little longer for the drinks reception. Anything at this point to keep your guests amused is better than nothing and will create a great tone for the party yet to come later on.
After the photos comes the wedding breakfast. Again, you could ask your ceremony act to stay on through the meal to help set a lovely background ambience or even entertain table to table if you booked a magician or caricaturist. This is a great way again of helping your guests who may not know each other yet interact. The more relaxed your guests feel in their surroundings the more likely they are to stay on longer into the night and party the hours away helping to celebrate your special day.
Finally, after the meal you enter the time where live wedding entertainment is a definite. If you have managed to survive your way through the earlier part of the day with no real entertainment, then now is the time to dig deep! No matter how great your invitations were, and no matter how tasty the food was, or, how perfect the flowers and place settings were they will be forgotten in a week by your guests. What they will remember though is if they had a great time at the evening part of your celebrations. So, please do not just settle for the hotel house DJ. Add to this entertainment by having live wedding entertainment of some kind.
Wedding bands, swing bands, tribute bands and jazz bands will really interact with your guests and encourage them to take to the dance floor. After all, this is what the evening is all about, your family and friends having the best possible time to help celebrate and mark your special occasion. There is nothing like a good live band to help get your wedding reception party started. Additional wedding entertainment ideas could be to have a fire performer or fire eater. This is a welcome change to the all too normal fireworks that seem to interlude every wedding these days. The main difference is that a fire performer will be able to entertain and have banter with your guests. It’s all about fun and creating a memory.
Think about you and what you like. Think about the entertainment that you want to enjoy yourselves and then consider if that is something that can translate through to your guests so that they can enjoy it as well.