Saturday, February 8, 2014

Wedding Reception Entertainment For Your Special Day

By Marcie Goodman

Wedding reception entertainment is a personal choice. What you wish for and desire for your very special day may not be the same for you and your soon-to-be-spouse as it is for the next couple. Every one has their own vision for a perfect reception. A couple should select the alternative that they are most comfortable with - it will help set the stage for a long and happy future together.

Many prefer to hire a band for the evening. They provide hours of entertainment, can sing preselected music for the first dance and other dances on the agenda, and can play significant wedding and love songs all night long. Be aware though, that bands can be quite expensive depending on the one you select. Most also only play one main type of music such as country or rock and roll.

A disc jockey is a great alternative for those who desire a wide range of music. Some DJs are also very interactive with crowds and get groups on the dance floor to perform line dances and other activities. They are excellent at making special announcements and introducing the bride and groom as well as the remainder of the bridal party. A DJ is a perfect choice for a couple with a limited amount of money to spend on entertainment - a wide price range of DJs are usually available to meet almost any budget figure.

Karaoke is a fantastic method of getting attendees involved. They will be able to sing or reminisce and toast the happy couple in front of all the guests. Choosing specific songs that they know will be special to the happy couple is a wonderful way of honoring the bride and groom and this very special occasion.

Having guests greeted by the boisterous and fast music of a mariachi group can be quite an entrance. When the happy couple arrives, they could serenade them around the room. This will start the evening off on a positive and upbeat note.

Photo booths have also become very popular. Guests can take pictures of themselves to take home and the company can also arrange to have the photos placed in a book for the bride and groom to enjoy later. It is a unique way to capture the memories and faces of the attendees of this very special day.

Seasonal entertainment is always a hit. If the occasion is near Christmas, an on site Santa would be a perfect touch. An Easter bunny or characters dressed in costume would be magical for events around Easter or Halloween. Top hats and sparklers would make a New Year's Eve wedding one to be remembered.

Children's activities can also be integrated. Clowns, magicians, moon bounces and balloon artists would keep them happy and occupied. Setting aside a special area with childcare would keep noise and other distractions to a minimum.

Wedding reception entertainment is one aspect of the day that makes the event memorable. The photos and memories will often center around the dancing, music and fun that was had by all. It should reflect the personalities of this special couple and give them an evening that they will never forget.

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