Sparkling winter wedding entertainment ideas

Create a winter wedding wonderland of music and amusement with ideas, hints and tips from the entertainment elves at Alive Network, the UK's largest online entertainment agency.

Sparkling winter wedding entertainment ideas

Say Hello in Style
As a bride, you won’t usually be there in person to greet your guests as they arrive for your wedding ceremony. So, greet them with music instead, such as seasonal Christmas carolers, performing favourite carols in full Victorian costume and richer than plum pudding four-part harmonies. If you'd prefer less singing and more string, choose a string quartet that offers a Christmas-themed set of classical items, pop classic and seasonal tunes.

Charm Your Guests with a Classic(al) Ceremony
Classical music adds elegance and charm to any wedding ceremony, matching both the romantic and formal style of this most important part of your special day. Rather than a choir, choose a solo classical singer to lead friends and family in the hymns (if you're having any, and then to sing seasonal 'crossover' favourites while you sign the register, from "O Holy Night" and "White Christmas" to "Santa Baby" - the choice is yours!

Heart-Warming Drinks Reception Entertainment
For a winter wedding, a drinks reception is not just a chance to chat, but sometimes a much-needed opportunity to warm up hands and toes too! So, light up your reception with a cozy, warm atmosphere of a jazz duo, acoustic guitarist or an accomplished pianist-singer, who can play and perform everyone's favourite tunes without taking too much space or hogging the fireplace!


(Not) Making a Meal of It
Your wedding meal isn't just about food; it's a chance for people to sit, chat and relax as the daylight fades into night. So, offer guests entertainment that complements the mood of the meal, and doesn't threaten to overwhelm it. Think acoustic instrumental groups such as jazz trios, sax quartets, acoustic covers bands, ukulele groups, do-wop style vocal harmony quartets or the chilled-out vibes sounds of a lounge band for those larger dining rooms.

Winter Wedding Party Wonders
When it comes to a winter wedding party band, you want bands with energy, enthusiasm, and high entertainment value, to keep guests up and dancing even if, "Baby it's cold outside'! This year's hot trend is audience interaction, so choose bands that don't mind if your guests sing along - or even encourage guests to come up on stage and have a go themselves. For smiles, sparkles and Spandex, think 70s disco bands; for cool suits, classic tracks and showgirls, think Rat Pack bands and singers. Or go the whole Christmas hog with a cracking 10-piece party band complete with horn section, for a live gig experience that guests will remember way beyond the winter months.

Light Their Way Home
Just before your guests depart, light up the winter sky with the brilliance and magic of a firework display, set to your favourite piece of music. Then, guide guests back to their cars or waiting transport with fire and glow performers, whirling real fire and sparks into intricate shapes in the night sky.  A wonderful way to finish a wonder-full winter wedding day!

To find out more, or to discuss your own special winter wedding ideas, call the Alive Network team on 0845 108 5500.


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