As a new business, we’ve been doing everything possible to say ‘hello’ to the wedding world, and we are really enjoying taking part in great wedding fairs, having some great conversations about not only our acts, but also about different people’s desired atmosphere at the different parts of the day. Not only does this differ between each engaged couple, but something we have realised is that this isn’t always necessarily created by live music. Through conversations with brides following our first major wedding fair of 2017 at the Leicester Tigers Stadium just over a week ago, we’ve also learned that simultaneous entertainment, if carefully selected, can prove very popular. We’ve learned that thinking outside the box, such as creating the right atmosphere for guests before the bride and groom have even arrived at the reception, is the key to a satisfied customer.
Why not have some of your guests hypnotised after dinner before the festivities begin, or have stilt walkers greet the wedding party and their guests on arrival whilst they are entertained by a jazz trio as they enter the building? Simultaneous entertainment could take the form of a roaming magician whilst a violinist, trumpet player, classical singer, harpist, or saxophonist performs at the wedding breakfast, ensuring that the music element, whilst not intrusive, fills that ‘awkward silence’ between guests who may have only just met or not seen each other for a few years, whilst the ice can be broken by a good magician or magic duo ‘working the room’ and encouraging a playful, sociable mood in the room.
Above are just a few ideas that we’ve had, or that have been suggested to us but we’re always open to others in order to make ALL parts of the wedding day special and memorable, and although we are both musicians ourselves, we appreciate that non-musical forms of entertainment, can ‘wow’ your guests equally, if not more than a live band.