Wedding Reception Entertainment Options And Ideas

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.

A band can be a focal point of the reception. They can play a variety of music within their genre and different songs honoring the bride and groom. The couple can choose the songs they like ahead of time, especially those of sentimental significance. They are usually expensive though, which may keep many couples from choosing this extravagance. They can also be limited to the type of music that they can play - for example, a country band may have a difficult time playing 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 also fun and interactive. Guests can get up and sing their favorite love songs and even children can get involved. This can also be done in combination with a disc jockey so the best of both worlds is available.

Mariachis can serenade the bride and groom and later the guests. They are an excellent pre-wedding show that guests and family will greatly enjoy. Greeting everyone at the door with their unique and boisterous music will kick the evening off and help everyone relax and have a great and memorable time.

Renting a photo booth can provide memories for the bride and groom and mementos for all the attendees. Place the booth where it is easily accessed and allow the guests to take photos with one or several people at a time. Usually the company is able to provide the bridal couple with a photo album of all the pictures that were taken of friends and relatives throughout the evening that they can review on all their future anniversaries.

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.

If children are invited to the event, activities especially for this age group will keep them occupied. Suggestions include clowns, balloon artists, magicians, and moon bounces. Designate an area with supervision away from the main activities so distractions and noise will not be an issue.

Choosing your wedding reception entertainment is a huge decision. It can make the difference between a memorable and happy occasion and an ordinary cookie-cutter event. Your photographer will be able to capture many happy moments if you choose activities that your guests will love.

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