Drangan Video has recently been lucky enough to provide wedding videograper services for a number of weddings in Kilkenny and Tipperary. At these weddings we were able to gain some inspiration for this ‘interactive’ wedding blog post, which we hope you will enjoy.
Apart from the vows – and the brides’ dress of course – one of the most important parts of any wedding party is the entertainment. It’s the entertainment that helps you and your guests to relax, kick your shoes off and really get into the spirit of things. Over the past number of years we have seen a large shift from the traditional entertainment of just a band or a DJ and a move towards a more interactive experience. The band and DJ will always have it’s place and we would be 100% remiss to think otherwise, however, it may be worth checking out some other varieties of entertainment that will compliment the music and have your guests raving about your big day for years to come.
Whether you’re having a laid-back outdoor wedding or a traditional formal wedding, it’s a good idea to ensure your guests are entertained throughout what can be a long day (especially for the kids).
- Hire a Magician
A magician is fun for guests of all ages, making it a great form of entertainment to have at your wedding. Most magicians on the Irish wedding circuit are happy to perform during the reception, after the toasts are completed and in the foyer as a welcome for your guests.
For those of you who have children at your big day, a magician can be a great way to get them to gather together and relax for a bit whilst the entertainer does his thing!
- Dance Lessons
Weddings and dancing go hand in hand, but why not take it a step further and offer your guests dance lessons.
Hire a dance instructor to teach your guests how to dance. It’s a great way to get your guests involved and to get everybody up on the dance floor.
Visions of line dancing, cha cha cha’s and old time waltzes will make great memories for you and your guests.
- Cocktail Bar & Liquor Tasting
We have seen cocktail bars now at a number of wedding venues, and they go down an absolute treat with the adults at the party. Consider hiring a professional cocktail maker or mixologist who can demonstrate and entertain those guests who want to avoid that queue at the bar. Let the adults sample some exotic liquors and consider setting up a kiddies cocktail bar with sodas, ice-creams and fruit juices, this will ensure all ages have an unforgettable experience
- Pick and Mix Sweet Stand
Rather than just handing out sweets to the guests or leaving parcels at their table, why not set up a pick and mix stand instead? The pick and mix sweet stand is an attraction that is sure to attract guests of all ages. Guests can help themselves and take home customised jars of goodies as a special memento of your big day.
- Make your Own Food Station
Whether it is crepes or hot dogs, a make your own food station can be a great way to make mealtime a bit more exciting. This could get a bit messy, so be prepared!
We’re sure there’s lots more interactive options available for weddings up and down the country and we would love to hear about any unique suggestions you may have, so please feel free to drop us a line.
Here at Drangan Video we offer wedding videography services with a difference, professional editing carried out by Eamon, superb audio and a portfolio with hundreds of happy brides and grooms who have used our services. If you have any questions or would like to enquire about pricing or the equipment we use, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at any time.
All our weddings are filmed and edited by myself Eamon, I would not be happy to just film weddings and then hand the footage over to someone else to carry out editing and post production. Over the years I have developed a particular style that seems to appeal to the majority of quality conscious brides in Kilkenny and Tipperary.
Lots More Wedding Blog News soon.
Happy Wedding Planning.