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Alternative entertainment ideas to impress your guests

Published: 18 Jun 14, 01:45pm  |  Author: DG Music

For many brides and grooms, their wedding day seems to fly by without a minute to spare. Often they don’t even get much of a chance to speak to each other after they’ve said their ‘I dos’. 

But for wedding guests there can often be lulls when they are left waiting around for the next big stage of the day.

If you’re worried about keeping your guests entertained, why not consider some of the fantastic alternative entertainers available for hire?

A bit of entertainment can go a long way while guests are waiting for the newlyweds to have their photos taken or if there are lots of fidgety children who don’t want to sit through the speeches.

Whatever your reason for wanting something a but different - whether it’s to keep your younger guests occupied or just for the wow factor – there are plenty of options to consider.

One of the most popular ideas is to hire singing waiters. Here at DG Music we can offer the fabulous Waiters Musicale – a trio of talented male guitarists/vocalists who take on the role of charming and attentive waiters before bursting into song during coffee and desserts.

Their polished performances have been delighting newlyweds and their guests for years. By the end of the meal, they aim to have everyone singing along.

Check out this great video of our singing waiters in action.

Magicians are another popular choice and have the advantage of being able to slot into different parts of the day.

Close-up magicians can wander freely around your guests without causing too much disruption. They work particularly well during the reception drinks while the bride and groom are having pictures taken as they can easily move from  group to group, taking just a few minutes to show off their skills before people are called away by the photographer.

They can also mingle with guests between each of the dinner courses.

Magicians are also a great option to keep younger guests entertained. If your venue is big enough, why not book a circus act like Clown Jose during the speeches who can take the children into a separate room to amaze and astound them with a series of jokes, tricks, story-telling and balloon modeling?

A caricaturist can also add a bit of fun to your special event and give your guests something memorable to take away from your big day.

Our supremely talented Jean Genie can judge the character of your guests perfectly –creating something flattering or a little bit naughty in less than five minutes. She can also create digital caricatures which can be emailed to guests instantly for them to use as Facebook profile pictures and Twitter avatars.

If you’re really looking to make an impression, we also have an impressive range of circus performers for hire.

Stilt walkers and aerial artists will need a bigger space to perform in, so bare this in mind if you’re thinking of booking one, but the impact will be huge.

Imagine the look on your guests’ faces as they watch someone like our fantastic Aerial Artists (South East) suspended from the air showing off their acrobatic skills or when the children spot our Stilt Walkers (London) owering above them?

If you don't feel your chosen venue is suitable for this kind of entertainment, you can always make an impact with a quirky choice of music instead.

Along with the usual mix of wedding singers for hire and wedding music bands you can hire a Mariachi band or have a look at one of our great Ceilidh bands. Both are guaranteed to create a fun party atmosphere that will get all your guests involved and have them talking about your event for years to come.

We also have a few great tribute atrists.

Our Elton John tribute act not only looks but sounds just like the real thing, of whom he is a life-long fan. Not many people's budgets can stretch to the real Sir Elton so our artist Paul really is the next best thing.

Watch him perform here.

We also have tributes to Simon and Garfunkel, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

So whether you're planning a wedding, birthday party or corporate function, we would encourage you to think big when it comes to entertainment and consider something that will make a real impact on your guests.

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DG Music is a professional Music Agency providing bands and musicians for private events and public performances.

The business has been operating since 2004 and is proud of the professional and friendly service it provides.

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