Wedding entertainment that won't distract from the big day
Many people can be put off of the idea of wedding entertainment as it can distract from the day
itself. And why shouldn't you be put off, it's your big day. However weddings can be very long
days and some entertainment can really break things up and make the day more enjoyable for
both you and your guests. Most people in my opinion do want some entertainment however they
still want the Spotlight to be on them. Which is how it should be, after all it is your wedding day!
So how can we add entertainment without distracting from the big day? Well firstly placement of
your wedding entertainment throughout the day is key. Look at your wedding schedule, are there
any points where there is a lul? Maybe you are waiting for guests to arrive or there is some sort of
gap between one thing happening and another?
Okay so you have found some places where you could have entertainment but what do kind of
entertainment do you have? Well it all depends on the place but lets look at some common
Lets say for example you want a way to greet you and your guests at the reception. If you don't
want anything to flashy a living statue can be great entertainment. They blend in well with older
period buildings (which most wedding venues are) and they are great entertainment for all of the
family. If you do want something a little more flashy, perhaps a fire performer close to the doors to
really wow your guests as they enter. A fire performer can be especially good for evening guests
as fire looks better at night.
If your guest are traveling from one place to another stilt walkers can be great for escorting your
guests in a fun and interesting way. Stilt walkers can come in many shapes and sizes and can
either be amazingly extravagant, for example Rio style show girls. If you are looking for subtly
however, smartly dressed stilt walkers may be more suitable.
What about at the reception itself. A great example of subtle entertainment is a magician. Close
up magicians in particular are great as they don’t attract too much attention, they work with a
small groups at a time and leave your guests free to enjoy themselves without feeling that they
are forced to do or watch something they don’t want to. Another example for the reception is a
casino table. This is great as it can be in one place and your guests are free to come and go as
they please, whilst being thoroughly entertaining for everyone.
I hope this brief guide has been helpful to you. In my opinion circus entertainment is perfect for
any wedding, however you don't need to go all out on your wedding entertainment. Sometimes it's
the subtlety’s that can make a wedding perfect.