Fun And Games: Choosing The Right Wedding Entertainment
Ten years from now, what will people remember about your wedding? The flavor of the cake? The hymns from the service? Unless you have a destination wedding or a celebrity crashes the party, most weddings run together. That’s why the best way to help your wedding stand out is by having great entertainment. If your guests enjoy themselves at the party, your wedding will certainly be the talk of the town.
Mix Up The Music
There are so many traditions associated with wedding music, from the first dance between the newly married couple to classics like the Chicken Dance. But if you’re going to make dancing a key part of your party, make sure it suits your personality and your budget. More than a few music aficionados have DJ’ed their own weddings with an iPod to show off their extensive libraries, for example.
Of course, if you’re looking for more of an experience than a soundtrack, hiring a band is the way to go. Just make sure you check on space limits – you don’t want to hire a twelve piece brass band and find out your venue can’t accommodate them. Instead, hire a group with a unique twist. Bands like Houston-based group The Grooves bring the party with songs from the 1940s right up to the latest hits, emcee toasts and cake cutting, and will even don costumes at your request. Guests will always remember the excitement of a live band.
Make Food Fun
Wedding food is a drag. Everyone knows it. But what if your food is the entertainment? Consider renting a group of food trucks to provide an interactive dining experience with a range of choices, from grilled cheese to tacos and ice cream. Food trucks are especially fun in areas with a major mobile dining scene, such as Los Angeles, since your guests probably spend a lot of time waiting around at the best trucks. But if suddenly the Border Grill’s food truck is catering your wedding – well, that’s a guaranteed treat.
There are so many charming traditions associated with weddings, from cutting the cake to throwing the bouquet, and those traditions are important to a lot of people. But you don’t have to give up tradition to have a memorable wedding.
Throwing the bouquet, for example, is supposed to determine who’ll be the next to marry. But why not combine the two ceremonies with a King cake-style game? Hide a token in your wedding cake and the person who receives it will be the next to marry. You can even hide an array of tokens, leaving many participants with a special prediction.
Weddings are meant to be fun, but so many people consider them to be a chore. Make sure you don’t spend your whole day worrying if your guests are enjoying yourselves by making fun unavoidable. Whether it’s dancing or lawn games, food trucks or photo booths, there are countless ways to turn your reception into a rave – or at least ensure your guests leave raving about it. You just need to be creative.