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How Much Does Entertainment Cost? Wedding Entertainment and Party Ideas for Every Budget

So what can you get for your money when it comes to booking entertainment? How much is it to hire a wedding band, a singer or DJ?

Budgets can come in all shapes and sizes. From cheap wedding entertainment ideas all the way to ideas for high end corporate events, your budget will differ but your ambitions will be the same – an amazing night to remember.

You might be planning for your wedding, for your work Christmas party, a birthday shindig or a corporate event. Whether you’re a big spender or are working to a small budget, Warble Entertainment have put together some awesome entertainment ideas for every budget to help you make a big impression.

£500 Entertainment Budget: Magician + Solo Performer

Your party entertainment doesn’t need to break the bank, and it’s possible to get great entertainment on a small budget.  You can book a solo singer to perform to upbeat, original backing tracks or an acoustic musician to bring some energy and sing-a-longs to proceedings. Acoustic musicians can also use loop pedals to add some beat and really fill the sound so it sounds like a bigger line-up, without the bigger budget.

Astonish your guests with a walkabout magician. Magicians are renowned for being incredibly versatile. Like a chameleon, they will transform and tailor their act to fit the event. Create lasting memories with mind blowing tricks and allow these skilled performers to amaze.

£1000 Entertainment Budget: Saxophonist + DJ + Caricaturist

Want to give your guests a memento of the night to take home? A caricaturist is a great entertainment idea to bring something different to the night that people may not have seen before. Caricaturists will do speed drawings including likenesses of guests, often with a comical twist! Of course, these can be taken home as a keepsake souvenir too.

Creating a special atmosphere, a saxophonist is versatile and can perform in either a fixed position or roam and interact with guests. Many sax players will also play alongside a DJ, who can complete your entertainment. They can cover a variety of music and can take requests on the fly. Not to mention they are incredibly cost effective in comparison to a live band!

£2500 Entertainment Budget: Party Band + Dancers + Lookalike + Casino

Take your live music to the next level with a lively rock & pop covers band, packed with party hits and an electrifying performance to bring the night to life. Consider adding a visual flair with acrobatic performances, dancers or even choreographed routines inside giant snow globes! Yes, this is possible!

Having a little more budget to work with means more opportunity for those additional touches. Celebrity lookalikes are all the rage and are an unexpected photo opportunity. Try giving guests something to get involved with in participatory entertainment such as casino tables using ‘fun money’ to give guests the thrill of Vegas.

£5000 Entertainment Budget: Big Band, Sax & Percussion, Photobooth, Beatboxers, LED Acts, Fire Performers

The possibilities are endless here so feel free to indulge. Big band line ups including orchestras, soul bands, swing performers and jazz bands are all in your ball park here to add a touch of class and glamour. Sax, DJ & Percussion is hot right now, especially those that offer LED options with light up instruments to ignite the room. Fuse these musicians together for an unforgettable performance.

More unique entertainment options become available too. Beatboxers are an unusual and exciting musical phenomenon with the ability to steal the night with incredible vocal dexterity! Give guests a reason to act silly with a state of the art Green Screen Photobooth, only to end the night with a stunning and death defying fire performance from skilled fire performers.

Find your perfect wedding and party entertainment here. Warble can help you make the most of your budget and suggest the right acts for your event!

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