We all know that weddings are expensive. The average wedding day costs £20,500 according to moneysavingexpert.com, who have also compiled this handy list of 50 ways to keep your costs down.
While expenses such as the dress and the venue are of the utmost importance, it can be a little difficult to know what to prioritize when it comes to some of the other aspects of your big day.
Unfortunately, the entertainment is often one of the first to be sacrificed as it can be easy enough to just plug in an iPod and stick a playlist on.
However, we believe that top-notch entertainment is one of the most important parts of your big day, and here’s why!
Your guests will love it
We know that your wedding day is all about you and your loved one, but don’t forget that you’ve got a room full of guests to keep happy too!
And while good company, good food and a plentiful supply of drink is sure to keep everyone happy, having a live band or singer actually gives your guests something to do.
It’s also important to remember that with big weddings with lots of guests for both the bride and the groom, a lot of people probably won’t know each other, and what better way to break the ice than to get everyone up and dancing?
Most importantly of all, great entertainment will give you and your guests memories that they’ll remember much longer they’ll remember the shade of the flowers you spent forever agonizing over.
You can get creative
The most popular form of wedding entertainment is a band or singer. We recommend an agency such as Band Hire UK who have offer a wealth of wedding bands to hire across all genres.
But the entertainment doesn’t have to stop there. The possibilities are pretty much endless, whether it’s setting up a karaoke machine, party games, a piñata, or a surprise choreographed first dance like this epic Grease inspired effort!
Look at your wedding entertainment as just another way to express yourself, and have some fun with it!
If you’ve chosen to go with a theme, your entertainment can perfectly complement it. If it’s a classy garden party, set up some big garden games, or hire out a jazz or swing band for a period themed wedding.
It’s a party!
At the end of the day, your wedding is ultimately a big party where everybody gets together to celebrate you and your partner’s love for one another, so treat it like one!
Your guests are probably going turn up wanting to cut some shapes and will be pretty disappointed if they haven’t got a dancefloor to perform on!
Another aspect which many might often overlook is that if you’ve got kids present at the wedding, they’re probably going to get bored pretty quickly of a load of grown-ups sitting around drinking, and the entertainment can make sure that everyone has a great time together!
So cut loose, let your hair down and allocate just a little bit extra of your wedding budget into getting the perfect entertainment and we guarantee your guests will be talking about it for years to come!