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 Bristol and Somerset 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 Bristol and Somerset from places like Bath, Weston Super Mare, Taunton, Yeovil and Bridgwater, whom you might want to get in touch with...
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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.
Booth Nineteen is a photo booth company with a difference. All of our booths have been carefully designed and crafted to ensure that they look perfect in your venue. With not a hint of plastic to be seen, our photo booths promise not only to transform any space into a hub of entertainment for you and your guests but to also provide a real unique centerpiece that will get people talking.
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Everyone remembers a surprise. Especially if it’s a good one. That’s what makes Bravo Singing Waiters the must have entertainment at your wedding. It’s so unexpected that the looks on your guests’ faces and their reactions are priceless.
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No matter what kind of wedding you are having I can help make your special day unforgettable for your guests and more enjoyable for you and your partner. Private dance lessons for your first dance, unlike most wedding expenses, can give you pleasure for the rest of your life.
To help you find inspiration for your big day, take a look at what's caught the eye of our editors.
There are literally hundreds of ideas, products and services from wedding suppliers across the UK along with links to their web sites as pointed out by our ever resourceful team.
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Local vocalist and saxophonist Lucy Harvey has won the Wedding Entertainment category for solo, duo or string quartet musicians at the 2022 South West Wedding Awards held in November. The annual awards recognise wedding suppliers throughout the South West who exceed the expectations of their customers by providing outstanding service, crowning these very special wedding suppliers as the best of the best in the region.
Wedding companies covering all aspects of the industry can enter the various categories available, including photographers, stationery, bridal hair and more. Votes can only be placed by couples who've used the suppliers for their own nuptials, making the winners very much the people's choice.
Posted: 5 January 2023
Getting married at Christmas doesn't mean that you have to plan a Christmas-themed wedding. Here, roaming band The Travelling Hands, suggest songs that would work well for a Christmas winter wedding and the songs to avoid! When it comes to music, the same rule applies. Just because you want to get married at Christmas it doesn't mean that your musical playlist has to be full of Wizzard & Cliff Richard if you don't want it to be there. When our acoustic roaming band The Travelling Hands perform at winter weddings we see a wide variety of decisions when it comes to Christmas songs. Some want to embrace the Christmas classics - adding these into their day. Others like a few placed in here and there, whilst some want to just stick to their favourite songs without any Christmas numbers added in at all.
Posted: 16 December 2022
Pop royalty, Claire Richards and Duncan James, joined forces on Saturday 17th September, as the ultimate wedding band - Simply Wed - to surprise one lucky couple with a performance of poptastic floor-filling songs on their wedding day. Anna Novelli and Samuel Hold from Bournemouth were delighted when the power duo 'crashed the wedding' at the Larmer Street in Wiltshire, to surprise guests and the lucky couple with the performance of a lifetime. The couple - both Steps and Blue superfans - were overwhelmed with joy to have the newly minted wedding supergroup perform, having known all the routines to Claire and Duncan's biggest hits since childhood!
Posted: 26 September 2022
Live music! Always guaranteed to keep the mood joyful and get your guests tapping their feet or singing along. It can complement any point throughout your special day from pre-wedding ceremony music to setting-the-mood tunes during your drinks reception, or even the often over-looked early evening guest arrival. You don't have to save it until your evening bash. It also works perfectly alongside other entertainment, such as the background music while a close-up magician performs during a drinks reception or as a live soundtrack of your favourite songs during your wedding breakfast while you eat. What's more, having some super-funky live tunes playing as guests enjoy visits to the photo booth is another option.
Posted: 4 August 2022
To celebrate the nation's love of cheese, as we head into wedding season, Mini Cheddars has brought together two pop icons - Duncan James from Blue and Claire Richards from Steps - in musical matrimony to form the ultimate wedding supergroup - Simply Wed. And one lucky couple will win an exclusive performance from 'Simply Wed' at their wedding this September. To mark the launch of the wedding supergroup, Mini Cheddars commissioned research revealing the ultimate wedding playlist with Dancing Queen by ABBA taking the top spot – 46 years after it was first released. A poll of 2,000 wedding guests saw Don't Stop Me Now by Queen and Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline complete the top three. The 'big day' playlist also included Happy by Pharrell Williams, Toploader's Dancing in the Moonlight, as well as Mr Brightside by The Killers. Also featured in the top 40 were Single Ladies by Beyonce, 5,6,7,8 by Steps and One Love by Blue.
Posted: 29 July 2022
Looking for your wedding DJ is so much more than trying to find the cheapest deal. This is potentially the biggest day of your lives so you'll want someone with experience, professionalism and a name you. can trust. To narrow down the options it's worth checking out their website or social media pages where you can find testimonials and be confident that your DJ will be reliable, helpful and keep the dancefloor full and guests entertained through thoughtful planning and preparation beforehand. This way, you may also notice they've won some prestigious awards, which is worth bearing in mind too as they're often voted for by previous couples as well as by a rigorous judging panel.
Posted: 7 July 2022
Somerset-based Booth Nineteen offers hire of beautifully crafted vintage photo booths for your big-day bash, complete with a dash of nostalgic glam. From the super-stylish design of the booths themselves to the choice of backdrops provided, each aspect is crafted to to bring memorable fun with a slice of wow factor. Booths come with a box full of props, unlimited printed photos (so there's no holding back) and an attendant to ensure everyone knows how to get the best out of the experience.
Posted: 23 June 2022
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
What a great start to 2022 the team at Celebration Roadshow had! Having won The Wedding Industry Awards' South West regional title six times previously, the icing on the cake came as they were announced this year's national winners at the gala awards ceremony recently. These are the only awards in the industry voted for by the nominees' own clients so to win one is a real stamp of approval. Phill Makepeace says, "We put our heart and soul into our work as wedding DJs so winning the national award is a fantastic achievement for the whole team."
Posted: 19 April 2022