Pre-Wedding Entertainment


Organizing activities that are to be held before the wedding is a little something that you can do to keep your guests entertained! If the wedding couple keep the guests’ long journey in mind, and retain the activities to a level that they can handle, the pre-wedding activities are sure to be a huge success.

While planning the wedding activities, there are some things that you must remember. This activity must be started at least two weeks prior to the ceremony and all the guests must be informed well in advance.

This gift basket can be circulated even during the wedding weekend, but it works only if all the guests are local, and are informed about the event.

Keeping Guests Entertained

The range of outdoor activities available is huge and depending on the style of your wedding, you might want to opt for the more traditional lawn games, such as croquet and bowls, or go for those all time favourites with a giant jenga or snakes and ladders set.

Similarly if you want to inject some fun into your big day, then inflatable games or bouncy castles will be a hit, and not just with the younger guests at the wedding. It is worth investing some time into finding the right musical act because the variety is immense.

So, whatever you’re thinking about wowing your guests with on the big day, ensure that everyone is thoroughly entertained by trying something fun, quirky and different, could be the just the twist you need.

Sandra Thompson works for Save The Date, which produces a wedding magazine as well as hosting bi-annual wedding fairs in Derby and Nottingham.

Choosing The Right Entertainment

Most people hear the word caricature and say,”a caricature artist, that’s just for kids.” People seem to associate a caricaturist with their youth. Perhaps it was that caricature drawing they got at Disney or the Jersey shore when they were a kid. With my experience in the party and entertainment business, I can tell you that is a myth.

Adults love being sketched by a caricaturist. You get wedding entertainment and great wedding favors. And having a cartoon artist is quite reasonable when you figure that you take care of both options. At Christmas and Holiday parties you hear the comments from people when they see me drawing caricatures.

No matter what the occasion, choosing the right entertainment can turn a good evening into a truly memorable event. There are many different types of entertainment to choose from, so it is important to pick the right entertainment to suit the type of event.


The type of entertainment that is appropriate for a wedding depends on the wedding itself. For a couple to choose entertainment that their guests will remember they should match the type of musicians to suit the style of wedding.

Corporate Events

A corporate event can range from a lunchtime picnic to a formal black tie evening.

Which Style of Music Should I Play at My Wedding

When it comes to planning a wedding, there are hundreds of different decisions to make, ranging from the small, seemingly inconsequential ones to the major ones that will potentially have a huge impact on how enjoyable the occasion is for the couple, the families and their guests.

Choosing the right type of musical entertainment certainly falls into the latter category, as the genre of the songs played can either make for a wild, fun occasion, or alternatively something more subdued and sophisticated, depending on your choice.

Although many people spend time thinking about whether to book a singer or a band – or instead simply hire a DJ for the night – the style of music that you choose for your wedding is perhaps even more important

Bands are known for being high energy and since they are performing music live, they usually cost more than DJs. Most DJ setups are modest at best, however depending on your package they may also require additional hours for setup.

Keep this in Mind

You will want to audition the band or DJ before making your decision. If you do not want the hokey pokey played and if the company you choose says “that song makes my ears bleed”, then you will work well together.

How Polish Wedding Receptions

Despite the lack of Scottish ceilidh music at Polish weddings they still have more than enough excitement to make the entire night go with a bang! Both nations have strong traditions of great wedding parties so here is a short comparison so you know just what to look forward to if you are lucky enough to attend either.


While Scottish wedding receptions usually serve a regular three course meal, some snacks later in the night and a host of drinks from the bar, Polish weddings take this to another level. Opposite families (all ages involved) are pitted against each other in a battle royal of dance offs sometimes involving men doing ballet and women doing the cancan.


Scottish wedding will of course normally feature one of a number of Scottish dance bands or ceilidh bands always available for hire for such events.