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 West Midlands 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 West Midlands from places like Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Warwick, Shrewsbury and Stratford, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your West Midlands Wedding magazine when contacting wedding entertainers in the West Midlands.
Entertaining on a couple’s special day is an honour, that I never take for granted. To see months/years of planning come to fruition; witnessing the love they share throughout their wedding day; providing the soundtrack to the start of their marriage, and simply watching their dreams come true before my eyes... it is truly magical!
SilverLine Entertainment is focused on providing a high quality DJ entertainment service & Hire services with excellent customer satisfaction we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of different packages and services to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us.
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
Dayton Music UK is staring as the male lead in the National Theatre Tour, Endless Love. Featuring the nostalgic songs of Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, the tour is travelling around the UK, so there's a chance to see it wherever you're based. Dayton was also named as a finalist for Best Regional Best Musical Act at The Wedding Industry Awards.
Dayton first started in 2013 when he was 32. "My wife and I become emotionally invested in each couple's special day. Being chosen is such an honour, one we never take for granted. Throughout the process, we create great relationships with the couples, so they feel like they are speaking to a trusted friend, rather than a service provider. I'm often rebooked to sing and DJ at their future events, christenings, birthdays, anniversaries. That's such a magical feeling!"
Posted: 5 May 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
Staffordshire-based harpist Helen Barley is running a special discount for couples who book her carbon fibre harp. "The harp sounds amazing and is so easy to transport," says Helen. "It makes my life much easier, so I've decided to offer couples their ceremony music for the special price of £200. This includes music for guests to enter and wait, the bride's entrance, a song as part of the ceremony in place of a reading, during the signing of the register and for the exit of the happy couple. It also includes a free home consultation to help you choose your music.
Posted: 17 February 2022
Dayton Grey Music first started in 2013 when Dayton was 32. "I was very shy, hence the late starts," says Dayton. "I initially performed as part of a duo named Domino with my close friend Helen Hale. Considering my shy nature, I was surprised to find myself so at home on stage, and I soon gained confidence! It wasn't long before I added new solo shows A Tribute To The Legends of Soul & Motown, For The Love of Luther (Luther Vandross Tribute) and Old Skool Flava (classic R&B). This month, I debut Ocean Devotion (Billy Ocean Tribute). In 2014, I performed my first wedding as a soloist."
Posted: 7 February 2022
Consider what type of harp you'd like at your wedding as there are many different styles and sizes available. For example, a grand, golden antique option may be used in a large church or stately home, whereas a smaller, more modern version may suit a contemporary setting. Ask your harpist for a consultation either in person or online, so you can discuss their available options. I also advise you hear them perform live before booking. See if they're flexible with timings. Weddings are notoriously difficult to keep to a strict timetable, so if a harpist is booked for two hours, it could be disruptive if they pack up halfway through the dessert.
Posted: 2 February 2022
"Performing at weddings is a special privilege, and I love to add that extra bit of magic to the big day by making memories that last a lifetime. Whether you're planning an intimate affair or a large scale event, your supplier should be able to put together a bespoke package to suit your individual needs. Engaging a magician's services at your wedding is guaranteed to appeal to all ages from three to 103! A magician is invaluable to help fill the gaps, to allow the happy couple to focus on the day, knowing their family and friends are entertained while they're busy with the photographer. They mingle with the crowd, perform close-up magic before or during the wedding breakfast and/or before the evening proceedings."
Posted: 15 December 2021
What could be more enchanting than the sound of a harp in a leafy woodland glade? Gently wafting melodies will enhance the sights and sounds of nature and create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding. Many upbeat popular songs can easily be adapted on the harp to create a more relaxing sound. Here are some song ideas: Take inspiration from songs used in movies such as A Million Dreams, A Thousand Years, Beauty and the Beast and Can You Feel The Love Tonight. Classical tunes like Canon by Pachelbel and Four Seasons by Vivaldi would sound beautiful. Wind Beneath My Wings, Can't Help Falling in Love and From This Moment On are wonderful love songs."
Posted: 24 November 2021
Helen Barley, a harpist based in Kinver, is offering our readers an exclusive 10 per cent discount on her services. "I'm a graduate of the Royal Manchester College of Music," says Helen. "I later did my post- graduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. My work with a group of autistic children led me to buy a small harp as an experiment. Both the children and I completely fell in love with the instrument, and so a period of intensive training followed, including lessons from some of the country's top harpists. I now play with several local orchestras and enjoy singing at weddings and other functions. I sing and play covers in many different genres of music, offering a wide range of styles. I also teach harp and am a director of the successful 12 – Strong Dudley Harp Ensemble."
Posted: 28 October 2021
When does the quartet play? We find it works well playing as the guests arrive and when the bride walks down the aisle and walks out. We can then continue into the drinks reception and break out into our very contemporary repertoire. People are often surprised at how many different genres a string quartet can cover, from classical to things like Guns N' Roses. Think about how you see the string quartet being a part of your day and get in touch with them to discuss your requirements.
Posted: 22 September 2021