You’ve got the venue and the food sorted, the outfits are ordered, the flowers and cake are ordered, it’s time to talk about all the added extras and your wedding entertainment.
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It’s a day filled with love, joy, and celebration, and making sure that your guests have an unforgettable day is probably up there on your priority lists. One way to ensure that your guests have a great time is to hire some sort of wedding entertainment. Wedding entertainment can help keep the energy high, stop lulls in the day and create joyous memories that will last a lifetime. Read on to explore tips on how to choose the perfect entertainer for your big day. So, whether you’re planning a grand reception or an intimate gathering, dive in to learn how a wedding entertainer can take your celebration to the next level.
Let’s begin at the end
Band or DJ, how successfully you end the biggest day of your life depends on the choice you make. A good DJ will let the music set the scene and keep your guests dancing until the very end. A great band will bring the pizazz and fill any breaks with pre-approved tracks of your favourite tunes. Either way they’ll want to know your first dance song, and if you want to do any other specific tracks too.
If you have traditional roots you may wish to include some nods to your heritage or culture with the music you choose, kind of dancing or hire an entertainer to cover this element of your day. Usually if you are blending different family traditions or cultures, having a professional can ensure that your traditions can be included in a way that’s inclusive of the whole wedding and not just one side of the wedding party.
But what about the rest of the day?
From the very beginning of your wedding day it’s likely that music will set the tone, from pre-ceremony background music through to the arrival and of course your walk down the aisle to the last dance, but you’re not limited to pre-recorded music only. A singer, guitarist, harpist, pianist or quartet will add an air of elegance to an arrangement of your favourite piece or pieces of music.
Photobooths are a fun element to have on your wedding day and it’s easy to see why. They also provide your guests with a lovely memento to take home with them to ensure they remember your wedding day forever. If you are really looking to bring that wow factor and have more of a performance entertainer at your wedding think amazing aerial and hoop performers, acrobats or circus performers to amaze your guests.
If you’re hosting a summer wedding, you could set up a miniature golf course for guests of all ages to enjoy – it’s a great outdoor wedding game idea and you can make it as competitive as you like. As the married couple, why not go head-head or play the winners of your tournament?
So, what about after the ceremony?
There’s always a lull in activities while the photographs are being taken. Background music whilst guests sip their post ceremony drinks are all very well but how about injecting a bit of fun into that part of the day and bring in a magician. A magician will wow kids and adults alike, give everyone a bit of a giggle and make them forget that they are waiting for the food.
During the wedding breakfast
While waiting for the speeches, or to cover up the deeply embarrassing stories, how about some singing waiters? Surprising your guests with bit of opera or a show tune, either way it’ll wow your guests and creates a great party atmosphere. If you’re someone who’d like a traditional element to your day experienced toastmasters can ensure that the day runs like clockwork but also warms your guests up too ready for any formalities such as speeches.
Don’t leave the kids out!
Entertaining the kids during the boring bits could be as simple as a goody bag full of puzzles and mini toys, but kids of all ages love Lego. Fill bowls with random Lego bits and let your guests create their table centres. Or set up an outside area with lawn games and activities, maybe even supply a wedding bouncy castle.
Whatever you do to keep your guests entertained it’ll make your wedding memorable for all the right reasons. Weddings are about feelings and there’s no better feeling than knowing you planned an amazing day that everyone enjoyed…… plus you’ll have wonderful, happy and fun memories to look back on too.
Happy Moments Co is a wedding photography company based in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, in the East of England. Owner Carrieanne makes it her mission to capture the authenticity of your relationship so that she can produce one-of-a-kind photographs. With an adventurous spirit and a romantic heart, this talented professional goes the extra mile to achieve the perfect image. Whether you want to tie the knot underwater, go hiking as a couple, or have a photoshoot on the beach, Carrieanne is happy to oblige. She’s available to travel all over the country to help with this and will go above and beyond to help you feel at home in front of the camera. Carrieanne will take an organised approach to your wedding day by understanding each request to ensure that each detail is beautifully documented.
Happy Moments Co offers comprehensive photography coverage of your wedding day, from the morning preparations to the dance-floor fun. Carrieanne’s packages include fully edited images presented in a private online gallery for easy viewing and sharing. You can also receive a USB stick with your photos in a beautiful white vegan leather pouch. In addition to wedding photography, she is happy to offer engagement sessions in a location of your choice. Ultimately, this company aims to provide a premium customer experience and a comprehensive collection of memorable wedding-day photos and stunning albums.