I think many people are stuck in the rut of a traditional wedding breakfast followed by a DJ in the evening, but, especially with the ongoing popularity of more outdoor weddings, these really aren't your only options.
Obviously if thats your thing then fantastic ... I'm all for having the wedding of your dreams, but often the usual DJ just doesn't reflect the couples normal style and sense of self, so I wanted to explore some alternatives.
1. Alternative Music
As I've said having a DJ isn't your only option ... lots of people are now hiring live bands to play at their weddings who have a catalogue of music that is appropriate to their music preferences.
There's definately a wedding band out there for you ... from Rock & Indie to Soul & Mowtown the choices are endless! Just make sure you have seen your choice live before you book them!
|One of my favourites : The Redfords at http://www.theredfords.com/|
|courtesy of http://www.thelifeandsoul.com/|
This is a lovely idea for a Spring or Summer Wedding, and provides the guests with amusement and something to do whilst photos are being taken or reception areas are being turnaround or set up.
If you have the space setting up Coconut Shys, Sack Races, Welly Throwing & Quoits etc can be a great way to keep your guests occupied and create a fantastic relaxed atmosphere! Just remember to have something else planned just in case it rains!
|courtesy of http://www.gantsmill.co.uk/ - fantastic wedding venue in somerset|
Keep your guests entertained with Circus Performers such as Jugglers, Fire Breathers & Acrobats .. great evening entertainment, or hire Tarot readers and Fortune tellers and create a real festival feel!
Also great here is the emerging popularity of Photo Booths ... set up with props ... these are great for guests to much about with and you'll have a hilarious reminder of your evening reception as well as the Day.
|courtesy of http://www.circusentertainers.co.uk/ & http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/ |