How to Choose the Right Entertainment for Your Wedding

When it comes to choosing entertainment for your wedding day, there are a lot of factors to consider. What kind of atmosphere are you hoping to create? What size is your venue? And how many guests are invited? No matter what type of entertainment you are looking for, you want the whole process to be simple. After all, you have a lot of other things to think about! Here are some of the most important decisions you need to make when choosing the right entertainment for your wedding.

What Kind of Entertainer Are You Looking For?

Are you having an intimate wedding in a small venue? Then you might like to consider booking a solo or duo act. Acoustic musicians can add a lovely atmosphere without drowning out the ceremony or conversation of your guests. On the other hand, if you have a big event planned, why not go all out and hire a 4- or 5-piece band to really get the dancefloor going?

Another popular option for couples on a smaller budget is a DJ or a DJ & Saxophone combo. The advantage to a DJ is that you can have as much or as little control over the playlist as you like. And adding a live saxophonist to a DJ set can really liven up the party.

Finally, there’s always the option to do something a little different and hire a magician or roving performer for your big day. After all, every couple is different, so every wedding is unique.

What Sort of Music Do You Like?

Maybe you have a certain performer that you both love? Why not honour your connection through music, go for something a little more fun and book a tribute act? Some of the most entertaining weddings we have helped plan have booked a Tribute Act and they are always a huge success!

Or if you want something a little more sedate, you can opt for low-key jazz or blues musicians. Swing bands are perfect for couples who don’t necessary want pop music but are keen to fill the dancefloor. Cover bands inject a huge amount of energy and fun and can tailor their set list to appeal to your music tastes alone…or go for a playlist with broad appeal.

If your taste is a little more eclectic, please get in touch with Australian Entertainment Services. We have been involved in the Melbourne music scene for more than 30 years and have a huge pool of talented performers to draw on.

Where is Your Wedding Being Held?

If you have a large venue in a central location, then your options are wide open! But if you have a smaller space to work with then you need to consider how much room a band might take up (don’t forget that musicians generally have a lot of equipment!). For intimate venues it makes sense to have minimal equipment such as amps, leads and speakers getting in the way.

If you are having an out-of-town or destination wedding, you need to factor in the travel (and accommodation, if necessary) for your entertainment. If this is the case, a 5-piece band will obviously have a bigger impact on your budget than a solo act or DJ.

Finally, if you are having an outdoor ceremony and reception you need to consider the kinds of equipment a wedding entertainer might need, including access to power supplies.

How Australian Entertainment Services Can Help!

Australian Entertainment Services have been providing quality wedding entertainment for weddings in Melbourne and around Australia for more than 30 years. You will have one dedicated consultant working with you right from day one. We will help you choose the perfect act to make your wedding a dream come true. We’ve even got running sheet templates which we will share with you to make sure the day itself runs smoothly. No matter what kind of wedding entertainment you are looking for, Australian Entertainment Services has the perfect performer.