How to Ensure Your Wedding Guests are Entertained
Your wedding night will, arguably, be one of the most memorable nights of your life, if not the most memorable. But you don’t want to be the only one to remember your wedding night vividly-you want the night to be easily accessible in the memories of all of your wedding guests as well.
The only way to make sure that this happens is by planning an awesome wedding ceremony and reception by planning ahead with the entertainment.
This is one of the most important pieces of the wedding planning process, because the entertainment completely alters the atmosphere, and can make or break the entire wedding experience itself.
And no matter what kind of wedding it is that you’re planning, and what kind of meal, whether it’s a full sit down meal, a buffet, or so on, your guests are going to want to dance eventually. It is inevitability.
However, most people don’t know the first thing about hiring the right form of entertainment for their party, or the first thing about hiring specific acts, so it’s easy for a couple to lose their way when trying to find the right form of entertainment.
However, by carefully following this guide, you will be able to avoid most of the problems latent in hiring entertainment for your party.
The first question you and your partner need to ask yourself is “what is the kind of entertainment that we want to have at our party?” Every question thereafter will be dependent on the answer to this question.
You first need to think about your own personal style [You can also read; What to ask a wedding band before hiring one]; you should never choose a form of wedding entertainment that isn’t something you would personally enjoy yourself as entertainment.
Next, you need to think about the guests of your party. While you should never be forced to sacrifice your personal style for the sake of your wedding guests, you also shouldn’t pick a form of entertainment that approximately none of your wedding guests will enjoy partaking in.
Many couples go with booking a DJ for their wedding reception, which is usually a great option because they offer a greater flexibility than live bands, and can completely alter their sets based upon whatever your musical tastes are.
They can also accept requests from guests so the DJ set has a bit of variety that not even you were expecting, and your guests can feel like they’ve contributed to the party atmosphere–a great way to keep them entertained. DJs are also usually much less expensive than live bands are, but for some people that’s not as big of a deal – and you shouldn’t always let that influence your decision as much if you want to make sure that your wedding is memorable.
And hiring a live band is usually a great way to do this. They add a certain level of excitement to the wedding reception that can only come from a live performance. Sure, they are usually more expensive than a DJ is, but they can usually be a shot in the arm of a wedding that a wedding DJ just can’t provide in the same way.
You can, however, also mix the concepts of live musicians along with a DJ. You could, for example, hire a string quartet for the ceremony and have a DJ for the reception.
This could be a fantastic way to mix up the formula and keep your wedding guests on their toes.
Now, after deciding what kind of entertainment you want to have, you need to think about finding the right entertainers for your purposes.
Many couples have never had to worry about hiring entertainers before, so many people are usually inexperienced when it comes to finding the right entertainer for their wedding.
You can use phone books and the internet, but with all sorts of different entertainers out there, it’s hard to gauge how good an entertainer is based upon their website alone.
This is why it’s important to get some advice from your wedding planner and the coordinator of the venue that you have decided upon for your wedding.
They usually will have good suggestions for a good entertainer. It is important to meet with the entertainer before finishing booking them so you can verify that they are the right person for you.
Jamie Watson is a social media expert for a transportation company (http://www.detroitlimoservices.com/) in Michigan. They love learning about all of the latest trends when it comes to weddings.