Choosing the Best Entertainment Options for Your Wedding

One of the most fun parts of wedding planning is picking entertainment. You want options that will keep your guests engaged and make your celebration truly memorable. Here are some tips on selecting the best entertainment for your big day!

Research Your Wedding Venue’s Offerings

Start your entertainment search by looking at what your wedding venue provides. Some locations have in-house DJs, bands, or MCs you can use. Ask your venue what’s included and how much they cost. The site may also have restrictions on outside entertainment. For example, amplified music after 10 p.m. could be prohibited. Knowing venue policies upfront prevents hiccups later. If you want something the site doesn’t offer, you can still bring in outside talent.

Pick Music That Fits Your Style

Music is central to keeping guests entertained at your wedding. Carefully choose songs that match your taste and vision for the event. Share tune ideas with your DJ or band to create an ideal setlist. Provide examples of genres, artists, and vibes you enjoy. If your wedding venue allows dancing, be sure to include upbeat tempos guests can groove to. Slow songs are also nice for romantic moments, like the first dance.

Consider Interactive Elements

In addition to great music, interactive elements keep your guests engaged. Photobooths with fun props are popular. You can also provide lawn games, like cornhole or oversized Jenga. In 2020, there was an 11% increase in outdoor weddings, according to Wedinsights, and for good reason due to the various activities the outdoors can provide. If kids will be present, a face painter or balloon artist makes for great entertainment. For weddings with a theme, tie the interactive features to it. At a casino night, add blackjack and roulette tables. At a craft beer wedding, you could have pint glass painting. Tailored activities aligned to your vision make for memorable fun!

Hype Your Crowd With an Emcee

For extra energy, hire an emcee to pump up your crowd. They’ll make announcements, facilitate events like the bouquet toss, and lead dances. A charismatic MC engages guests and keeps the party flowing seamlessly. Some wedding DJs offer emcee services alongside the music. Alternatively, you can hire a separate professional host.

With so many options out there, you can create an unforgettable experience at your wedding. Research your wedding venue’s offerings and restrictions first. Then get creative as you pick music, interactive activities, and emcees perfect for you. Your entertainment will set the tone for the celebration, so choose wisely. If you’re looking for the perfect wedding venue for your big day, call us at Jonathan’s Landing to tour our venue and find out if it’s right for you.

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