No doubt, you want your guests to enjoy themselves and have a good time at your wedding. Having great entertainment is one way to do that. Music and dancing will help you to make your wedding day feel like the celebration that it is. Your guests should feel entertained from the minute they walk into the ceremony right through to your reception after-party (if you’re brave enough to have one).
Here are tips to consider when choosing your entertainment:
Think of the age range of your guests and what most of them will enjoy. The music taste of someone in their 20s is different to that of someone in their 50s!
Think of the style of wedding you want and what music would suit that style e.g. a jazz band might be appropriate for an elegant, intimate wedding while a DJ playing some of the current pop songs will be more suited to larger weddings.
Keep it lively and make sure there are no awkward silences in between. Hire a wedding compère who is funny, engages with the audience and can make people laugh, to fill in the gaps (not someone who just likes the sound of their own voice, mind).
Avoid having embarrassing moments by guests who have perhaps had one too many to drink, by restricting access to the microphone and sound system to only those you have designated / assigned to speak.
Personalise your day even further and think of games you could play as a couple to entertain your guests. The popular one from our American cousins is ‘the newlywed game’ where the compère asks the newlyweds questions based on your relationship. This is a good way to liven up your day.
The music for your day is quite important as it is what will keep your guests entertained and dancing into the wee hours of the morning, so choose wisely. Have a mix of what you both like plus a good idea of what your guests would like, and you’re onto a winner!
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