Entertainment For Your
& Wedding Breakfast
Regardless of whether you are having a church or civil ceremony, there
are several alternatives, open to you, that will make your special day a
memorable one for everyone that attends.
We will now explore the options open to you. Each idea
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Your Wedding Car Arrives At
The Church / Venue.
At this point the big day really begins. As you get
out of the Wedding Car, you are joined by a Highland
Piper, elegantly dressed in a traditional Scot's uniform. Marching,
with the moving sound of the pipes, he will lead you to the area where
the ceremony will take place. If required he will also play during the
signing of the register, as well as piping the bride & groom out of
the ceremonial area.
In The Church / Venue.
Alternatively, you could have a Harpist,
String Quartet, Vocalist,
& Flute Duo, Harp & Soprano
Duo, Solo Classical / Spanish Guitarist,
Pianist or Solo Saxophonist playing in the church/venue as you
and your guests arrive, during the signing of the register and as your
These instruments lend an air of sophistication and elegance that
cannot be achieved with traditional organ music.
A solo vocalist, duo or full choir can be engaged if required. These can
be an alternative to the musicians or together they can compliment
The Wedding Breakfast.
It is now
common practice to entertain your guests throughout the day, including
while they are eating. Here family and friends will be wanting to talk
whilst enjoying their meal. Any entertainment you supply would need to
be background entertainment rather than 'full on'. A light background
music can be supplied by Harpist,
String Quartet, Vocalist, Harp
& Flute Duo, Harp & Soprano
Duo, Solo Classical / Spanish Guitarist,
Jazz Band DJ and a
just a few examples. Another option would be a 'Close Up
will visit your guests tables one by one performing his art. This will
keep your guests occupied between courses. Engaging the services of a Toastmaster
is a very wise move. His job is to make sure that everything runs
smoothly. He will advise you on etiquette and will usually meet with you
before the wedding day to discuss your requirements. He will ensure that
caterers, entertainers etc. all know what to do and when. If you wish he
will announce the arrival of each guest, introduce the best man etc. for
their speeches. Most have a great sense of humor and are often a good
source of entertainment. Employing the services of a Toastmaster
allows the best man, the brides parents to relax and enjoy the day. A
more detailed list of a Toastmasters
duties can be seen be clicking one of the Toastmaster
As this is a family event there are bound to be young children present.
By now they are starting to get board and fidgety. Their parents are
getting angry or embarrassed at what the 'little darlings' are
getting up to. This is the most common reason for people leaving the
celebrations early. There are a couple of options open to you, to try
and avoid this. Engage the services of a Children's Entertainer. This
can be in the form of a Magician, Face Painter, Clown or the old favorite,
a Bouncy Castle.
The Evening Reception.
evening receptions will last at least four hours, some as long as six
hours. How ever long, it will be the longest part of the day, and the
part that will have the greatest impression on your guests, but sadly,
often gets the least attention. This is strange, because not only is it
the longest part of the day, but there are usually larger numbers of
people present at this time.
What type of entertainment do
First of all you need to establish what
you are trying to achieve and what image you wish to portray. You may want the
evening to go with a bang, with a lively Band and or DJ. Alternatively you may
want to something a little more refined or a mixture of the two.
A Mobile Disco is practical and the
most cost effective form of entertainment available to you. The DJ will
perform for longer periods of time and play a wider range of music to suit the
ages of your guests. If you have some favourite tracks or particular styles of
music you would like played he will be able to accommodate you. There are
different grades of Mobile Disco
available, but this being a special occasion you should try and book a 5
STAR DJ or Mobile Nightclub.
This will ensure you get an experienced, all round professional DJ and high
quality sound and lighting. Our DJ's will play the music you and your guests
want to hear and at a volume that is not offensive.
There are, I'm sad to say, some very unprofessional DJ's around and we
have had numerous reports of those who haven't got a clue of how to entertain
and others who just don't turn up. Insist that your booking is contracted and
try to book through an agent. That way, if the DJ has an accident, has his
equipment stolen or something similar, the agent will usually be able to save
the day with one of his many contacts. Most agents will have a bank of DJ's
which they use regularly and have proven themselves over a period of time.
A good band, whether they play Jazz,
Soul, Pop, Blues, Rock'n'Roll, Folk,
etc. can have an amazing effect on the atmosphere and even the stuffiest of
guests will find it hard not to get up and dance. There are many bands
available to you, each of which will specialise in their own type of music.
General function bands, play a selection of
chart hits from the 60's to the 90's which will appeal to the majority of your
guests. Other bands like Jazz, Folk, etc. are more specialist and appeal to a
smaller sector. However, there is a way to get the best of both worlds. We
recommend that if you book a band, that you also book a Mobile
Disco. There are two main benefits to this. The first and the most
important is that your average band will only play 2 x 45 minute sets or if
your lucky 2 x 1 hour sets. That leaves you without any entertainment for at
least 2 hours. If you engage the services of a DJ as well, he will start the
evening off. Initially with background music, followed by the bride and grooms
first dance, then he will gradually build up the atmosphere and introduce the
band. They will then perform their first set. Once they stop for a break the
DJ will keep people dancing until the band are ready to start their second
set. If you do not do this the atmosphere will be lost and it can be very hard
for the band to get the audience back in the mood. It is usually better to end
the evening with the DJ. Depending on when the band finish, the DJ will keep
people dancing, then gradually slow things down. He will also be able to make
any announcements you may want made.
Hiring a band and a Mobile Disco need not 'break the bank'. Some of the better
function bands come complete with their own DJ which is built in to the
The above advice is based on our many years experience in the
entertainment industry. Obviously if you have requirements which are not run
of the mill then our entertainers will be flexible and adjust where needed. If
you would like any further advice in organising your entertainment, we would
be only too pleased to help.
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