Wedding Entertainment

You’ve been busy planning every intricate detail of what will be the “main event” of your life – your wedding.  While some details have been easier to plan than others, there is sure to be at least one topic that you need a little help with.  For many brides, this is the topic of entertainment.  How will you entertain the guests at your wedding? Sure, you can hire your local D.J. to come and add some life to the party, but what if you want something more intimate?  The entertainment that you choose for your wedding will say a lot about your personality and in some cases, your class.  When trying to determine what wedding entertainment will best represent your wedding, consider your theme. Many times, the theme of your wedding can lead you directly to the perfect entertainment.

Upscale elegance

If you’ll be clad in this season’s best and most expensive design, will be serving filet mignon, and will have a reception boasting the latest trends in wedding décor, your upscale elegant event calls for entertainment that fully represents the affair. Consider hiring a local opera singer to come and serenade your guests.  A great idea would be to have a romantic story told through opera.  Your local opera house may be able to help you out with wedding entertainment.

Beautiful splendor

If upscale is not really your style but you still want to host a romantic occasion with beauty at the forefront, there are many great entertainment ideas for you.  If you have a love for gardening and flowers, why not bring this into your wedding entertainment. Choose to decorate your reception with every flower that is in season.  The end result will be a beautiful oasis that will have your guest in awe.  Have a few florists or botanist on hand to share information about the flowers.  At the end of the reception, send each guest home with a potted plants and instructions on how to take care of it. This is definitely a unique entertainment idea that your guests will enjoy.

Relaxing grandeur

If your wedding will be one of calm and relaxation with soft hues and things of nature, this provides the perfect opportunity for truly one of a kind entertainment.  A great idea is to find ways to pamper your guest.  Have someone giving free massages, manicures, pedicures, etc.  Perhaps you will choose to have a station set up in another room where guest can go to get ultimate relaxation. Be sure to include plenty of candle light, soft music, and relaxing smells so that your guest feel as if they are transported to another location.  Send each guest home with a small package of relaxation essentials.

Pure personality

Not every bride and groom want a serious, romantic atmosphere.  If you are one of these couples, then allow your personality to help you choose the perfect wedding entertainment. Get the party started by hiring a mariachi band or having your favorite local band come and entertain your guests.  Live music is often a hit during weddings.  Be sure that you see the band in action before you hire them for your party. Finding the best band may involve going to different locations to find undiscovered talent.  Search your local area for live performers such as Irish dancers, belly dancers, salsa dancers and fire artists.  While out of the box, these amazing entertainers will add a special touch to your big day and leave your guests amazed.

Traditional is good too

Traditional entertainment, such as hiring a D.J., is perfectly okay.  For some people, having traditional entertainment is what they feel will be the best for their event.  Perhaps you can provide a combination of entertainment for your guests.  Many couples choose to have a D.J. and also include some type of special entertainment at some point in the reception.  This would give you the best of both worlds, a fun signature entertainment option along with the traditional fun and music of a D.J.

As you can see, there are endless options when it comes to providing entertainment for your big day.  Use your theme to help you find the perfect entertainment or simply go with things you love. Whether you choose to include a magic show or an onsite pampering station, do what your heart desires.  After all, this is your special day.

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Olivia Nicholas loves to write, talk about, blog about and talk about all things weddings.  She writes for Storkie about her passion for weddings and honeymoons.

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  • Very creative ideas. I like the suggestions for the Irish dancers, belly dancers, salsa dancers and fire artists. Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable, and having something unique like that would definitely do it.
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  • If you have a small budget, you can either opt for the caterer or restaurant but invite fewer people, or a buffet prepared by yourself will save you money and allow you to invite more people. In the price per head for your meal do not forget to include drinks and maybe an appetizer – these are often forgotten and can be a shock when the bill comes in.
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  • I really appreciate your encouragement, and I LOVE your perspective. Hooray! The future sure looks bright for your websites ;)

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  • For me, planning a wedding should be based on the bride and grooms personality and like as well as dislikes. If it is conformed to their personality it will definitely come out great!

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    • Absolutely! The best weddings I’ve been to have been personally fitted to the personalities of the bride and groom.

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  • The entertainment is a huge part of a wedding. As you said it really can determine the whole feel of the wedding so you want to plan it just right.

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    • Unfortunately, wedding entertainment is often overlooked during the planning. It is so important to the reception and much more memorable than the bridesmaids’ shoes or chair covers!
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  • Wedding is best moment in our life. So I really thankful to you and share this blog with us.
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    • Yes, a wedding is a very important day in someone’s life and should be memorable and personalized. Wedding entertainment is a great way to add personal touches to the reception.
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  • When i get married i wanted to have a solemn and some fireworks display :) Maybe a bit of belly dancing show.

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  • Nice suggestions. I agree that while DJs can make a reception a really fun time, many times this doesn’t really match the kind of experience and atmosphere you were trying to create.

    An opera singer is a great idea, especially if you could find someone to write an operetta to go with your wedding and story. You could also hire a jazz band or rock singer, and pay for someone to write a song that was a perfect fit for the occasion.

    Check with your local songwriter’s organization. They have chapters in most major cities, and could put you in contact with an accomplished, but not yet famous, songwriter that could write a song for you for, well, a song. That is better than paying the $50,000+ that big time, professional songwriters would charge you.
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  • I think, if we add belly dance in wedding entertainment then we could make more fun and enjoy the wedding. It is a best way to make a wedding event memorable for others.
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  • Hi Nyla,

    I am planning to have a fireworks display and some traditional wedding ceremony.Do you think old song will be fair?

    Thanks,
    Jian

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  • Thanks for sharing the hreat and some different information and there is no doubt that if you want to o your guest happy and cheerful than you should be arrange some interesting things as you written, you can also call a magician, orchestras.

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  • Wedding entertainment is always the most interesting part of a wedding ceremony. The best thing is this tradition is that each region has its own style, even in the same region, the entertainment varies from this family to others. Very interesting! Thanks for your sharing!

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    • Wedding entertainment is very important and interesting both for the wedding party and the wedding guests. I like your point about family and regional traditions. It can tie in so nicely with the entertainment.

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  • One of my dreams now is that there is some belly dancers performing in my wedding in the future.

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  • Very different! No engagement ring on my finger yet, but if there ever is, i ‘ll keep you in mind for the ceremony!

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  • You are so right about the choice of entertainment being a reflection of class and taste. It is so important that brides and grooms understand this when planning their wedding entertainments.

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  • This is a creative article. In the future, I will recommend belly dancer entertainment to my Pittsburgh wedding clients!
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  • Planning my wedding was really stressful because I have to do it all by myself because my groom was working abroad. But eventually we were able to put it altogether quite perfectly. We hired drum beaters which is perfect for the beach wedding venue. We loved it and so as our guests.

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    • Oh no! I hope it all turned out right. Hiring professionals to help your wedding planning is always a great idea. It may seem expensive at first, but if you take into account all the hours you work to plan your wedding, it starts to make sense (especially if both the bride and groom are working).

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  • Entertainment is the part of wedding now a day.I think wedding means full of entertainment that’s why we arrange our wedding day gorgeously and spend lot of money.we always try to do different something for entertainment for wedding.I want to give an idea that we can play games between bride and groom i think it give more entertainment.what do you think ?

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  • We all need entertainment. Without entertainment there is no wedding possible. When we had our own wedding we usually spend lot of money and always want to have fruitful wedding. Because wedding hold an important place in my heart. I had my wedding recently in November and we had beautiful memories with us. I hired a professional wedding planner and it make my wedding easy. So all we need to hire an professional wedding planner who can easily manage all wedding stuffs.

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  • Very useful posts. Some wedding entertainment ideas I never thought about. Thank you

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  • Some circumstances and event leave a memorable print in our mind. 3 year ago I went in marriage party with my far relation cousin. I was much impressed on their management and reception program.

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  • I agree on all the points written in the article. Weddings should not be too glamorous. Adding traditional style in your wedding venue boosts the events creativity.

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  • Proper creative lightings can also be important for boosting energetic and happy party mood.

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  • In addition to providing entertainment for the adult audience, you may also want to add some simple entertainment for children such as coloring books, puzzles, stickers and sticker books on the tables to avoid children getting bored.

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  • I like your ideas. Very creative. Wedding entertainment is so important!

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  • Live music takes weddings over the top. There’s just something that hammers a wedding home, when the violins walk you in or the mariachis walk you out. PLan a surprise live music appearance for an event they will talk about for years!

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  • Close up magicians are a great idea for weddings as they engage guests in a fun, friendly way, help to get everyone involved and break the ice for guests who might not know each other yet. Well, at least that’s what I do at weddings!
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