Hiring suitable wedding entertainment for your special day can be a daunting task. Perfect evening entertainment after a beautiful wedding ceremony is the “icing on the wedding cake”. At the wedding reception there will be a wide range of people, all with different taste. The important thing to remember is that you will never be able to please everyone, it is your special day and if both the bride and groom are happy with the choice of entertainment then that is the most important factor.
Live entertainment can be costly. Generally wedding band prices can double or treble when compared with similar birthday or other event entertainment. If you are trying to keep costs low it may be more advantageous to make your own CDs with carefully selected music that is specifically tailored for the couple and their guests. After all, what more will a live DJ be doing than playing CDs?!
However wedding entertainment doesn’t have to be all about cheesy bands or boring DJs. If you want to give your wedding a unique touch there are a number of alternatives:
Casino – An increasingly popular idea is a casino theme with blackjack tables, roulette or other games. If you and your guests are partial to a flutter this is the ideal solution. Generally you play with fake money, making it more light hearted than the real thing.
Chocolate Fountain – The perfect addition to your alternative wedding ceremony. Marshmallows and strawberries make excellent dipping treats.
Magician – Add some real magic to your day by hiring a magician. The balloons can be great for entertaining the kids.
Funfair Side Stalls – Create a carnival atmosphere with a coconut shy, cork shooting range, and candyfloss and popcorn carts.
Inflatable activities - Bouncy castles and bungee runs can be a fun idea, especially for kids and those more energetic adults.
Mood Lighting – Ideal for adding an individual touch to a wedding. Increasingly popular are LED dance-floors and light curtains, but really the possibilities are endless. This is an area that can be explored as a DIY option, use your creative side.
Whatever choice you make, have a fantastic day!