Entertainment is an essential element of any wedding day. Wedding planning is a minefield with many pitfalls that can trip people up. However, it is with the entertainment for the special day where mistakes are often seen. So, without further ado, here’s our guide to wedding entertainment mistakes to avoid.
Wedding entertainment mistakes: A band is just a band
Of all the wedding entertainment mistakes that can be made, underestimating the importance of the live act you book is probably the most common. Of course, the music an act performs is really important. It sets the tone and creates the atmosphere. At the evening reception, a band can pack out the dancefloor and keep the party alive, or not!
But it’s about more than just the music. Entertaining live acts can be the glue that holds an event together. This is why you need to choose an act with personality, professionalism and experience.
Wedding entertainment mistakes: Not hiring professionals
Of course, people are always on the look-out for ways to save a bit of money. Weddings are expensive. They are worth it, of course, but you want to make sure that every penny is well spent. So, it’s no surprise that couples will often look at ways to reduce costs. However, scrimping and saving on the live entertainment aspect is one of those classic wedding entertainment mistakes that can prove very costly indeed.
Just because Uncle Bill has got a laptop stuffed full of tunes, it doesn’t mean he’s a superstar DJ. If you car breaks down, you enlist the services of a qualified mechanic. You don’t leave things to chance. You should never leave things to chance when it comes to live entertainment either.
Wedding entertainment mistakes: Forgetting about liability insurance
We don’t want to worry you, but there is a lot that can go wrong when it comes to live entertainment. From licenses to sound problems to liability insurance, it’s all too easy to overlook these things. Nine times out of ten, there isn’t a problem. However, when things do go wrong it can be catastrophic. Don’t run the risk! Play safe and leave things in the hands of the professionals.
Silk Street has hundreds of acts to choose from. Whatever you have in mind for your wedding there will be a Silk Street act that fits the bill. From our signature Dixieland act Silk Street Jazz to the vast choice of acts you can pick from our Music Entertainment portfolio, avoid making wedding entertainment mistakes by booking the best there is!
Visit the Silk Street website to get personalised recommendations. You can also pick up your FREE guide to booking entertainment. Remember as well, if you just want a friendly chat and great advice about a wedding booking, give us a call on 0800 756 5512.