Wedding Reception Entertainment – You Have Choices

An important part of every wedding reception is the entertainment. But what are your options to keep your guests happy? Thankfully, there are all kinds of different choices available for all kinds of different weddings. If you’re in charge of putting together the reception entertainment, here are some of your choices. Remember – you tend to get what you pay for, so don’t expect magic results for very little cost.  Still, it is possible to get good entertainment inexpensively. Here’s a sampling.

If you’re going to be having a very small reception and have a minimal budget, simple CD compilations and a good quality stereo can do the trick. Make sure you know how to operate all the equipment and that everyone knows your reception will be a casual affair, not a fancy one with a live band. This can be loads of fun! Assign someone reliable to be in charge of the music so you don’t have it. Don’t skimp on the quality of your speakers or your music, but don’t get too caught up in the need to provide expensive entertainment. After all, it’s all about the wedding in the end.

Another slightly more expensive option that’ll allow your guests to participate in the fun is to rent a karaoke machine. This isn’t for formal weddings, of course, but it’s great for a casual family and friends type of event. Bring a wide variety of different music options, and make sure that the machine won’t be too loud or too quiet for your space. Put plenty of romantic music on the machine, and enjoy yourselves!

If your guests don’t like getting up on stage, and you have the space, a live band or DJ is another option. Take the time to find out who’s got the best reputation, choose the genre carefully, and find out what equipment you’ll need to provide. Don’t cut corners on the choice of band or DJ, as the music can end up sounding tinny or low quality. However, choosing local artists can still get you a relatively low cost event.

Willing to spend more? You can go all out at the top end, and even hire minor celebrities to appear at your wedding reception. Most wedding budgets won’t permit anyone incredibly famous, but small niche bands and speakers can often be convinced to attend for less than you’d expect. Remember once again to ask about all terms and conditions, including what you’ll need to provide. This is the most fun if you’re having a larger wedding reception. Remember to keep it appropriate to the guests that you’ll be inviting, and make sure you and your fiance agree on what kind of entertainment you’d like to have.

There are all kinds of options available for the entertainment at your wedding reception. You just have to know what to expect and what you can get for a given budget. Take the time to learn what you need and what your options are, and you’ll have a great wedding reception!

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