Top 5 Planning Tips for Your Wedding Entertainment
1. Ceremony Music
Make sure you start thinking of your favourite tracks for this special moment early, you want to make sure you get these right. Arrange songs for when the guests are being seated, then you will need your walk in song, two songs for signing the register and then finally your walk out song. Ensure that you arrange for a professional to look after this so they are played at the right times, at the correct volume using the correct equipment and faded in and out seamlessly.
2. Drinks Reception
This is usually between one or two hours long, whilst you get your photos taken and the wedding breakfast is being prepared. This can be a long time for your guests if you do not plan anything to keep them busy. Quite often when you ask someone what they didn’t like about a wedding it is about the long wait before the meal, take this on board and make the drinks reception something to remember for the right reasons.
3. Wedding Breakfast
For a three course sit down meal this normally lasts around two hours, although there will be food in this time it is still just as important to think about entertainment. Whether it simply be background music to avoid any of those awkward silences or a host to keep the flow going and create extra entertainment through games and interactive tasks.
4. Evening Reception
Most importantly of all, everyone expects an EPIC party at a wedding reception. Arrange a wedding professional to look after your music and you can then leave them in charge of creating the most important party of your life! Consider using a professional DJ and use online planning tools such as a playlist where you can get involved by listing songs you do and don’t like, as well as guests requests. This way you will end up with an evening reception that is perfect for your taste and will be sure to fill the dance floor.
5. Something for Everyone
When arranging your entertainment remember it is important to plan to be inclusive for you and all your guests, whether by taking guests requests when putting together your playlist or booking alternative entertainment services. For example not everyone is a dancer so for the evening reception it is important to arrange alternative entertainment than just the music, such as a Photo Booth or Magic Mirror, this way everyone has something to do to have fun.
For more tips on your wedding entertainment check out our other blog here.