Wedding entertainment ideas
Getting the right entertainment for your wedding is important. You've got all your loved ones around you and you've just enjoyed a magical day – so you'll want to celebrate with something special, not just a bad DJ playing old chart tunes. Here is our guide to some of the best wedding entertainment ideas:
Hire a live band
A fantastic alternative to hiring a DJ that still means you can have a good time on the dance floor, hiring a live band is a great option for a wedding. There are plenty of professional wedding bands you can hire, but it's worth asking around to see if you know any musicians. Often up and coming acts are happy to play weddings for a very reasonable fee.
Host a ceilidh
A ceilidh is a great ice breaker and a really fun way to let your hair down. A traditional Scottish form of dance, a ceilidh involves learning different dances and performing them together as a group. Most areas have ceilidh bands for hire along with 'callers' to teach you the dances, but beware – some of the dances are only for the fit!
Book a fire show
What better way to celebrate as the sun goes down than with an atmospheric fire show? Fire performers use a variety of tricks and toys to create a truly spellbinding experience. To track down your local performers, try contacting circus skills groups or searching online.
Amaze your guests
Another novel way to keep your guests entertained is by booking a table magician to perform throughout the evening. Great for during dinner or at the beginning of the evening, a table magician will wander throughout the crowd, astounding your guests with tricks and illusions. The Magic Circle can give you details of your local performers.
Something for the children
When planning your entertainment, don't forget about the little ones. If your venue has the space, it's a great idea to hire a children's entertainer to host a show in a separate room to prevent kids from getting bored. Clowns and balloon modellers are a popular choice, but there are plenty of other options too – how about a circus skills workshop, or a 'creepy crawly' entertainer who'll bring in bugs and snakes for the children to see.