Mid week weddings have been on the rise for the last couple of years. Venue availability, price and entertainment availability all play a hand in brides and grooms choosing to avoid a Friday or Saturday wedding.
But I find myself thinking it must be such a treat for guests to enjoy raising a glass in celebration half-way through the week rather than watching the clock at work.
Last week, I had the pleasure of not one, but two mid week weddings, which took place a mere 400m apart (on different days of course).
Donnington Park Farmhouse Wedding
My first event was a wonderful Mix and Mingle at Donnington Park Farmhouse in Castle Donnington. An open brick, traditional location, this venue is growing ever more popular for couples looking for that rustic feel to their big day and it was easy to see why.
Guests milled around the charm of the timber and brick space while I interacted with small crowds and individuals. What was quite a challenge for me on this occasion was the number of children in attendance. Not being a child’s entertainer, I do struggle when people ask if I can do something for ‘the kids’. However, I have to say that children can be a very rewarding but different audience which was exactly the case at this event.
Melbourne View Hotel Wedding
This venue has changed somewhat since I last performed here and there is a separate space for the ceremony and reception, which meant after my Mix and Mingle, I was able to set up for the show without being under the watchful gaze of the guests.
Once I was set up and ready to go, the guests wandered through. Because I was already on stage, it was wonderful to see the looks of excitement, apprehension and nerves on some faces. As an entertainer who thrives on psychology, this was a fantastic way to begin my performance and made for a truly interesting dynamic.
Photographs from the event show the reactions, not just from the guests but also from myself; a room full of laughter is the best kind.
While guests may enjoy the celebrations of a mid-week wedding, I do sometimes find it hard to believe this is what I do for a living: I absolutely love what I do and following 5* reviews from both couples, it clearly shows.
So, if you have a wedding coming up, mid-week or otherwise, and would like to see what I offer by way of unique wedding entertainment, please get in touch!
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Your venue, guestlist, flowers and cake are all booked but what can often be the hardest thing to find, is suitable wedding entertainment for hire
What will suit everyone? What will everyone from grandparents to colleagues enjoy? What is the best wedding event entertainment that no one else has had this year? How can we be original and set our day apart from the rest?
I know these are the questions you will have asked yourselves and not because I am a mind reader but because I have been on the wedding circuit for enough years to know how the perfect entertainment can make your special day spectacular for everyone.
So, let’s not make this a mind-reading exercise for you.
Here is why a mind reader would be ideal for your wedding entertainment.
Bands, comedians, solo-singers and musicians are all fantastic entertainment ideas for weddings, but they need to take centre stage for the most part. However, as a mind reader, I can seamlessly mix and mingle with your guests during the drinks reception and create a buzz and keeps guests enthralled while you have your wedding photographs taken. I can perform to individuals or small groups and provide that element of wonder and excitement that is missing in your brief absence.
“He entertained our guests so well to the point I could hear them screaming with awe as we were having photos.”Mr and Mrs Wooly.
2. Lasting impressions
Not only does an act like this make for a great photo opportunity (and trust me some of the reactions are fantastic) but the sense of awe and wonder I can create will mean your special day is talked about for months if not years to come. I can create a lasting feeling of intrigue and amazement which makes your wedding entertainment more than just a part of the day; it makes it a lasting memory – along with the dress, the Best Man’s speech and Aunt Mary’s surprise performance of Gang-Nam Style during the DJ set.
3. Audience interaction
One of the most rewarding aspects of performing the wedding entertainment I provide, is the element of audience interaction. Your special day is about you for the main part and celebrating your love for one another, but you also want an aspect of your day to focus on the people you invited to share that day with you. Having an act that can mix with your guests and perform with them is truly original whether you want that to be for 30 minutes or two hours.
“All the guests were amazed – this is exactly what we wanted.”Mr and Mrs Jackson
4. Large scale performance
As I’ve stated, my act is versatile and can be performed on a larger scale as a ‘Wedding Show’. A stand alone, interactive, one-hour performance following your meal can help conclude your special day before your evening guests arrive.
“All of our guests and ourselves were amazed by his tricks and people are still talking about them today. His skill has to be seen to be believed.”Mr and Mrs Holmes
5. Tailored to suit you
You can choose bands and singers to suit your tastes but do their acts revolve around you as a couple? With my bespoke wedding entertainment for hire, I can create an unforgettable entertainment set that can include mix and mingles alongside a personalised showcase that can see us embarrassing the Best Man, celebrating the Maid of Honour or telling the story of how you met but with that magical touch.
As far as ideas for wedding entertainment go, my act can be anything and everything you need and want it to be.