Christmas Engagement? Where to start with Entertainment for your big day?

If you were lucky enough to get engaged over the festive period – CONGRATULATIONS! Now we are into January, the realisation of actually planning a wedding may have hit you. We want to help you with one of the most important aspects of your planning journey – the entertainment. We have set out some key aspects to think about when starting your entertainment planning journey for your big day.

Before looking to book, decide when during the day you’d like entertainment to be happening. A lot of people just go for a DJ or Band for the evening reception but think outside the box. Having some live music to welcome guests as they arrive at the ceremony is always a winner. It sets the tone and can add such emotion to this important part of the day. After the ceremony, many couples tend to have a drinks reception lasting a few hours. Having a performance during this time helps put people at ease who may not know each other or haven’t seen each other for a while. Live music or a performance artist, such as a magician is a great conversation starter. Something quirky during the wedding breakfast can make a formal sit down meal feel more light hearted and fun and really get people in the mood for the party of the evening reception.

A few tips when booking entertainment:
– Ensure that you do your research.
– Ask your friends and family if they have any recommendations.
– Once you have booked your venue see if they have any recommended suppliers they like to work with and trust.
– Ask for some testimonials from past clients on the booking process as well as the performers.
– Make sure you don’t leave booking your entertainment until the last minute, good bands and DJ’s get booked up about a year in advance for events.

To help you during your wedding planning sessions we have curated a planning playlist designed to get your created juices flowing whilst keeping those planning anxieties to a minimum.

If you are looking for inspiration for your wedding ceremony music head to our blog, Music for your Wedding Ceremony. With inspiration for songs to play whilst walking down the aisle, signing the register and the all important walk out with your new spouse.

If you’d like to chat about options for your wedding don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.