Wedding reception entertainment has gone from hiring the local dance group to bringing in intricate acrobats that hang from the ceiling. Based on your vision and theme, there are a number of exciting new entertainment acts that you can hire for your upcoming wedding reception.
“The advice I give my clients is to keep things interactive,” says Gaurav Sharma, General Manager, Lakeshore Convention Centre. “People are moving away from the acts like bolliyan, violinists or dhol players.”
Taking Sharma’s advice and going more interactive can open the door to a number of new types of acts. Here are a few to consider.
Magicians have come a long way from pulling a rabbit out of a hat! Now you can hire skilled magicians that will walk around during their performances engaging your guests in their illusions. If you’re looking to jazz up the cocktail reception, magicians are able to get up close and personal with small groups of your guests.
You can really bring a feeling of wonderment to your upcoming reception with the right acrobat or even a performer in a life size transparent bubble. When choosing an act for your big day, keep in mind the venue, and work with your planner or venue manager to ensure that the performer will have the space and the resources that they need to effectively perform their talent for your guests.
Everyone loves pictures and photo booths have become the norm at many weddings receptions. If you’re looking to change it up consider hiring caricature artists to capture moments for your guests during the night. This option is great for a slightly smaller guest list since drawing hundreds of pictures in short period of time may not be feasible. Keep in mind to clearly display the times that your artists will be available to reduce any disappointment for those that are at the bar and not in line for their work of art!
When it comes to musicians, there are a number of amazing performers out there to choose from which can still keep things fresh. The great thing is that many of them have introduced fusion into their acts, playing a mix of both North American and South Asian favourites. If you’re looking for something really unique, hire dueling pianos and make them your main act for the night.
If family performances have monopolized your agenda offer entertainment with food! There are tons of interesting food trucks and stations to choose from. You can either have them set up in side as part of the venue or hire external trucks to come to the party. What could be better than a midnight hotdog cart or Mac and Cheese truck?
Sharma reminds clients to take the time and do their research. Watching videos and reading reviews will ensure the right match to your vision as well and that you’re getting what you’re looking for.
❤ The National Bridal Show Team