It's a great idea to hire some form of entertainment for your wedding guests and there are so many different approaches to inspire you.
To give you just a few North East wedding entertainment ideas to whet your appetite: think about jazz singers, soul bands, fireworks, harpists, magicians, fun casinos, Wedding DJs, caricature artists, singing waiters and even fortune tellers.
Aside from the ceremony itself, music often forms a hugely important aspect of almost any wedding. It really helps create the mood you would like whether romantic, fun and laughter, but above all helps to make your day one to remember for you and your guests for many years to come.
Here’s some great wedding entertainers based in the North East from places like Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Tyneside and Northumberland, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your North East Wedding magazine when contacting wedding entertainers in the North East.
Over the past year, UK searches for 'first dance songs 2022' have increased by +1,300%, whilst searches for 'first dance ideas for non-dancers have increased by +300% showing that more couples are looking for inspiration. The first dance is likely to be one of the most memorable moments of your wedding, so naturally, newlyweds are determined to pick the most suitable song. A decision needs to be made whether to choose an old classic or maybe the new love song that's currently in the charts.
Posted: 19 June 2022
The Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters. They offer high energy live music for weddings, festivals, private functions, and corporate events. Their band size is fully customisable from 3 to 14 musicians, making them the perfect fit for any event budget or style. Blue Lion's talented musicians have performed with renowned artists including Ellie Goulding, Kanye West, Mark Knopfler, Tom Jones, George Michael, Gotye, and Alicia Keys. They work to make every event unforgettable, creating and delivering high-energy, fun performances to keep the dance floor jumping. This talented crew will create a set list to suit your musical preferences, from elegant classical music or string pop covers for the ceremony, to jazz during cocktail hour, and dance music to get the crowd going during the reception. If you're planning a destination wedding, Blue Lion Band travels around the world! They are available to perform at events throughout the United Kingdom and for travel to France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and more.
Posted: 3 May 2022
From the 21st June, limits on wedding sizes lifted and couples across the country will be getting their wedding playlists ready, but what could be more important than the first dance song - especially for the next four weeks when this dance it the only one allowed! Selecting a song which has meaning to the special couple can be tricky. Many couples know that whatever song they choose will go on to forever be known as 'their song', which adds pressure to making the right choice. It's perhaps then no surprise that there are almost 1,000 first-dance dedicated playlists on Spotify to help couples choose, but which songs are the most favoured?
New data analysed by five-star hotel, The Grand, York has revealed the most popular songs to play during a first dance in 2021. Analysing over 57,000 songs on Spotify, the current top ten list has been revealed, and the results might just be surprising. Securing both first and third place is the hugely successful Ed Sheeran and taking second, is 2021 X Factor winner, James Arthur.
Posted: 23 June 2021
CherryTop Weddings has developed a new Covid-secure interactive wedding entertainment experience that can be enjoyed by guests attending as well as friends and relatives watching remotely. (It's also ideal for larger celebrations when restrictions lift.) Everyone will receive a 'Love Story' which is a printed booklet personalised by the couple. It contains photographs of the newlyweds and activities chosen by them including a quiz to find out how much their guests know about them, wedding speech bingo, word searches, drawing challenges and much more.
Posted: 18 March 2021
The beauty of lockdown is having extra time on your hands to plan the big day and spend more time looking in to extra ways to make the event truly bespoke. Lark is an exciting new company which composes tailor-made, personalised songs – perfect for weddings. Lark's team of award-winning writers, musicians and producers, who have worked with the likes of Alicia Keys, Amy Winehouse, Sia and Sam Smith, collaborate with couples to craft a completely bespoke song from scratch. The finished product is a mastered piece of music - truly unique and meaningful to them which will be treasured forever.
Posted: 22 January 2021
Live piano is a wonderful way to 'turn melodies into memories' on any wedding day, says Ray Snowdon at Ray's Piano. The company is happy to announce its 20 per cent discount off the All Day Wedding Bundle until Sunday. 14th February 2021 to celebrate Valentine's Day. All couples need to do is mention 'YNEW20' when getting in touch through the company's website. Adding the sparkle of. live music for the arrival of guests, the ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception is a great way to provide a musical backdrop to the day and of course, entertain guests.
Posted: 5 January 2021
Stuart Collingwood from Piano-Player explains how to keep guests entertained throughout the wedding day. He says, "Live music adds that special touch to a wedding that can't be achieved with recordings. I can play all of the wedding couples and guest's requests and keep the music flowing, perfect for mingling and getting to know each other. All styles can be catered for from classical, jazz to modern-day favourites. I've been a professional pianist for more than 25 years now and have worked with singer Tony Christie (Amarillo) for four.
Posted: 1 October 2020
Silly Sloths Mobile Soft Play understand times are hard for many people right now and is offering a 20 per cent discount on its bespoke wedding soft play. This is an ideal solution to keep the children entertained with class and style for hours on end while bringing a wow factor for any guests attending with children.
Posted: 2 September 2020
Whether you fancy yourselves at Strictly Come Dancing champions, or you both prefer just to shuffle on the spot and hope for the best, that iconic first dance moment is still as popular as ever when it comes to the big day. The team at jewellerybox.co.uk have taken a look at user-created playlists on Spotify to find out which songs are the most popular choices for the first dance. Maybe you'll find your 2021 wedding song in the results.
Posted: 12 August 2020
Finding your perfect DJ isn't always an easy task. With social media, wedding fairs, websites and magazines – there are hundreds to choose from. So,if you're the type of couple who desire a fantastic night full of everlasting memories, then sit back because this is for you!
Posted: 28 July 2020