Wedding couples often have a preferred month in mind when they book their wedding, but many gravitate to late Spring. Everything is fresh and new, there’s hope in the air and everyone is optimistic about the year ahead. The light and colours are spectacular, and there’s an abundance of beautiful flowers to choose from.
On a practical level, by avoiding the hectic summer months, more venues are available, some of the most popular wedding entertainment acts can be booked, and prices can be more affordable. By missing the core school holidays, you also avoid conflicting with friends’ July and August get-away plans so everyone’s a winner!
There are also some great wedding entertainment ideas that can be incorporated into your special day. Here are a few suggestions:
You can never guarantee the weather in Britain, but in late Spring there’s every chance you’ll avoid the rain. Make the most of that fantastic light and choose a venue with outdoor space, or perhaps large conservatory areas. Most wedding celebrations involve children, and keeping them happy and engaged can make or break the adults’ enjoyment. So, let them loose!
The larger venues will have somewhere to house a marquee. There’s a unique feel to a wedding that connects with the great outdoors, whether that’s for an alfresco ceremony with a stylish classical quartet playing, a sumptuous BBQ or early evening dance under the stars. Enjoying some fresh air lifts the spirits, and if there is a downpour you can all dash inside.
Get Outdoors For Some Fun
While you have the chance to use a venue’s outdoor space, make the most of it. There are hundreds of activities and party games that can take place on the lawn. Event companies can provide croquet sets, giant Jenga and over-sized chess pieces, large inflatables,or more traditional amusements like see-saws and maypole dancing.
If you don’t mind things getting messy, consider fairground-style attractions, like a coconut shy, skittles or tin-can alley. Otherwise, why not mix and match anything from apple dunking, dodging water-filled balloons, giant hoop-la and donkey piñata (kids love smashing out the sweets).
While the late afternoon and early evening sun is shining, book a classical guitarist or larger ensemble to walk amongst the guests filling the air with wonderful notes. Don’t forget jugglers and fire performers who need a little space, and the more adventurous might consider staging a play, perhaps with a clever pre-written script that can involve the guests in different roles. The bride and groom would, of course, be the stars…
Too many party games will leave guests exhausted, but probably not the kids! Professional entertainers can keep the mood light but exciting, with a roving magician doing card tricks, illusions and walk-about magic demonstrations. The children remain captivated and involved, while the adults will spend the rest of the day exactly what just happened!
Weddings are all about memories, and there’s sure to be a shutter-happy photographer capturing images from every angle. But how about something extra special, a unique interpretation of guests while they mingle and enjoy themselves? A caricaturist is quick on the draw and delivers funny and quirky sketches that will make everyone howl with laughter. Their pictures will be the perfect memento of your special day.
An army marches on its stomach, and so does a wedding crowd. Why not spice up the food and drink delivery with a team of comedy waiters, a lookalike chef or a film-star waitress. That will set a few tongues wagging!
Unlike the longest days in the middle of summer, you get the best of both worlds with a Spring celebration. By 9pm, when guests have already enjoyed several hours of ceremony, food and drink, plus entertainment, it’s the perfect time to make a real statement as darkness falls.
Hire a firework display team to illuminate your venue with fabulous pyrotechnics. The younger guests will still be part of the fun, and those who have travelled and need to head off early will enjoy the perfect finale.
Of course, it doesn’t end there, as the late-night partying can continue for those with real stamina. Your Springtime wedding day will have been capped by an explosive finale that every single guest will always remember.
Published by Warble Entertainment