Can We Entertain You? Embracing The Unexpected For Your Reception
When you think of wedding entertainment what comes to mind? You might think of a wedding band, or maybe an awesome DJ – hint, hint – and, maybe even a photo booth, but what we’re seeing at events is a great deal more eclectic than that! Here are a few of the fun things we’ve been seeing at receptions!
‘Plein Air’ Painters
We’re seeing an increasing trend of ‘Plein Air’ painters on site at weddings, and we think that’s a beautiful thing! Live, on site Artists are not an alternative to hiring a photographer or videographer for your big day. They are instead a beautiful accompaniment to your weddings, and a part of the wedding entertainment, while also creating a truly unique and beautiful keepsake that you can enjoy for a lifetime! In an age of digital saturation, I think it’s particularly wonderful to have a tangible and unique memory of your day.
When you hire a caricature artist for your wedding, you give your guests a fun opportunity to see themselves through the eyes of an artist, plus, with a caricaturist, you can have entertainment that fits seamlessly into your reception and makes your guests laugh and smile all night! As a bonus, most professional caricature artists can draw 15-20 black and white faces an hour, so everyone that wants a portrait can get one, with very large weddings possibly requiring 2 artists or more.The best part is that your guests will walk away with a cute memento that will remind them of your special day for years to come.
Drag Queen Performances
Hiring Drag performers for dinner and reception opening wedding entertainment, is one of the fun trends we’re seeing this year! Drag performances are known to bring an element of fabulousness – and major fun – to any party, and your wedding is no exception! Whether you’re a part of the LGBTQ+ community, or simply an ally, this year is the perfect year to embrace that inner diva and bring the camp, by hiring a drag performer to wow your guests. It’ll be sure to put your guests in the party mood, as a Drag Queen will put on a dazzling live show full of glamor, cheeky banter and beloved songs. After such a performance, your guests will be itching to get up out of their seats and break it down on the dance floor!
Why Stop There…
We’ve only listed a few ideas here, but, truly the world is your oyster! You could hire a fancy mixologist, a live magician, acrobat troupes, burlesque dancers, a bagpiper, a incognito opera singer ready to belt a tune, a Celtic drum line or troupe of Celtic dancers, a night ending fireworks display, a game show host to lead your guests through a interactive wedding game, or have a karaoke cocktail hour. Embrace whatever floats your boat, and makes your heart go pitter-pat and your guests won’t be able to stop themselves from getting in on the fun!
About the Author
Jake Nissen is a charismatic and refreshingly down to earth DJ who exudes good vibrations. A lifelong music and pop culture fanatic, and natural people person, Jake is passionate about teaming up with you to make your celebration amazing. Jake started his DJ journey while he was earning his Media Arts degree, and DJ’ing at local bars […]