The right music and presentation for your function
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PRIOR TO THE CEREMONY
VENUES - Over the years our Artists have played at countless major venues so we know what they are like. They have invariably tasted the food and have seen for themselves what the service and staff are like on the day. If you have not booked your venue yet we are happy to share our opinions with you or will help you find the best venue for your function. All we ask in return is that you place your entertainment booking with us.
TRANSPORT – Modern and vintage cars. Or perhaps a horse and carriage?
ARRIVAL AT THE CHURCH/VENUE
PIPER– As you arrive a Highland Piper will greet and lead you to the area where the reception will take place. If required he will also play during the signing of the register as well as piping the bride and groom out of the ceremonial area. You don’t have to be Scottish to have a piper.
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IN THE CHURCH/VENUE
We can offer any of the following:- Harpist, String Quartet, Harp and Flute Duo, Classical/Spanish Guitarist, Pianist or Solo Saxophonist – to play in the church/venue as you and your guests arrive, during the signing of the register and as your guests leave. These instruments lend an air of sophistication and elegance and are an alternative to the traditional organ music.
Alternatively, a Solo Vocalist, Duo – or even a Gospel Choir – can be engaged to complement your guests’ singing and/or to sign your favourite song during the signing of the register.
THE WEDDING BREAKFAST
It is now usual to entertain your guests throughout the day – including whilst they are dining. Guests will wish to talk at this stage so entertainment at this stage needs to be “low-key”. Light background music can be supplied by any of the following:-Harpist, String Quartet, Harp and Flute Duo, Spanish/Classical Guitarist, Pianist, Solo Saxophonist, “strolling” jazz trio or a “dinner jazz” trio. Alternatively, book a close-up magician to entertain during the drinks reception and between the courses of the meal. Or, why not have our “look-a-like” “Manuel” from “Fawlty Towers” serving your drinks and/or acting as an informal Toastmaster during the speeches. Alternatively, imagine the surprise your guests will have when “Prince Charles” gets up to make a speech.
We recommend that you engage the services of a TOASTMASTER to ensure that everything runs smoothly. They will advise you on etiquette and discuss your requirements with you prior to the wedding day. They will ensure that caterers, entertainers etc. all know what to do and when. If you wish they will announce the arrival of each guest and introduce the speakers at the speeches. This allows the best man and bride’s parents to enjoy the day.
If young children are present we recommend that you engage a CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER. After the meal children usually start to get bored and fidgety – just when you want quiet for the speeches. Their parents are getting angry or embarrassed at what their “little darlings” are getting up to and will often leave the reception early because of this. An entertainer will take them aside and entertain them with a mixture of magic, balloon modelling and, maybe, a puppet.
Finally, how about a CHIMNEY SWEEP – traditional for good luck. This wonderful character will visit the church or reception as a surprise guest with or without his “lucky” black cat. Great fun.
THE EVENING RECEPTION
This is usually the longest part of the day – usually lasting between four and six hours. It is also the part that will leave the greatest impression on your guests but often is given the least attention. You will certainly need to engage a livelyBAND and/or DISCO. A disco is the most cost-effective form of entertainment available to you. A D.J. will perform without the need for any breaks and play a wider range of music to suit the age ranges of your guests. However, a good band can have an amazing effect on the atmosphere and even the stuffiest of guests will find it hard not to get up and dance. We recommend that, if you do book a band you book a disco as well. The main reason for this is that most bands will only play a maximum of three 45-minute sets – i.e. for just over two hours of your reception. Whilst most bands will play CD’s during their breaks, this cannot pre-empt the mood of your guests. A D.J. will pick up from where the band left off and keep the party atmosphere flowing. Some bands may offer a band/disco package but be warned that some of their D.J’s are “roadies” who will just play music. Later in the evening, invite a celebrity entertainer to your wedding (maybe Elvis, The Beatles, Abba, Roy Orbison or Buddy Holly) in the guise of one of our TRIBUTE SINGERS or BANDS.
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