A Guide to Choosing your Wedding Entertainment
When it comes to deciding on your wedding entertainment here’s the thing, people will never forget how you made them feel.
Or, put more eloquently, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” (Maya Angelo).
Great wedding entertainment makes the flowers smell sweeter, the food taste better and fills the room with beaming smiles and rainbows; poor wedding entertainment turns your day into an expensive dinner party where the guests leave early.
With that in mind here are our top tips to get make sure your wedding entertainment melts your guest’s hearts and blows their minds!
Your wedding entertainer needs to be innovative and adaptable. The minute you’re offered a menu to choose from make like Simon Cowell and hit your buzzer. (Not the golden one, obviously).
Whoever you work with needs to listen to you, share ideas, discuss your tastes and suggest winning trends. Then together, as a team, you create a blue print of exactly how the act will work. Just because it worked for the last wedding they performed at, doesn’t mean it will work for yours. Your wedding entertainment should be centered on you and your guests. You’re one in a million; make sure your entertainment is too!
Listen to your act
Having said that… You’ve booked this act for a reason. They should be a master at engaging with an audience, exciting and dazzling guests, taking event entertainment from ordinary to extraordinary! (If they’re not, quick, it’s not too late to book someone else). Avoid micro-managing your wedding entertainment, they’re seasoned pros and should know how to work the room. If they say a song works best at the end of the night, a magic trick won’t suit the crowd, or the sound needs to be louder, they’re almost always right.
The right combination at the right time
Wedding entertainment is like colour blocking, you can’t just put floral in there and expect it to work. Use different acts, hell, we love a variety of performers! Just make sure they complement each other. Like orange and pink.
Imagine your perfect entertainment experience, how would that look, how would it sound, how would it feel?
Make sure the last act of the night can connect with and excite your guests in a totally interactive way, immersing you and them in an entertainment experience that will forever be remembered. The crowning glory on the most special day of your life!
Sound, sound, sound
Last but definitely not least. Singers, bands, DJs, they and live and die by their sound. Do not scrimp on your sound system. Why pay hundreds of pounds for the best wedding entertainment going to have the whole thing ruined by a crackly speaker, or poor Aunt Doris at the back struggling to hear? A professional PA system and a reliable sound technician are must haves.
In the words of MasterCard: Speakers £300, Microphones £100, Watching your guests rock and roll til their feet are sore – priceless! After all, how can your star performers put a smile on someone’s face if this someone can’t actually hear them?
And with that warning ringing in your ears, go forth into the weddingsphere, be merry, taste cake, buy confetti and get ready to make your guests feel like they’re at a Beyonce concert.