Perth Wedding Entertainment Tips
Written by Alan McKenzie
It's almost always the last thing thought about and to many it's the place where couples try to find a bargain. There is just one problem with that theory: 80% of the success of your event will depend on the entertainment!
That's right. Think about it! If you don't have any entertainment, then most of your guests will leave right after they eat. Conversely, if you didn't have any food, but still had entertainment, most would probably stay for a while. You need both, but what kind of balance? Can your guests be happy with hors d'oeuvres and/or veggie platters? Actually most can! They will also be happy with just about any decent meal, which is why so much chicken is served at weddings. They won't care that much what the meal is as long as it tastes good and is filling.
You and your guests are there to CELEBRATE your marriage. To participate in it, to share that special day for you. Which is where entertainment plays a MAJOR role in providing you and your guests a happy, festive and fun time!
CLICK HERE TO ENQUIRE ABOUT WEDDING ENTERTAINMENT IN PERTH I have been to (and performed at) many weddings, and believe me, some have had some awful food, but with good entertainment they turned what could have been a bad meal into a fun time!
So why do so many couples want to spend such a small amount on entertainment? After all, that is what will ultimately make or break your event, right? We think nothing of spending $20-30 per person for food, but then we want to 'shop around' for the cheapest entertainment we can find, often spending less than 5% of the events costs. Don't you think it's worth spending 10-20% on Entertainment if it makes up 80% of the time and, more importantly, the SUCCESS of your event? Of course it is. Entertainment usually comes in two forms: Live bands or Disc Jockeys Which should you choose? Well, that depends on you, some people like the 'live' sound, others prefer the sound of original artists (DJ music). There are advantages and disadvantages to both, and although I am a DJ/MC myself, I won't address those issues here. In either case, it's important to keep in mind that there are good bands and bad bands, and there are good DJ's and bad DJ's. We have all heard the horror stories of having a bad DJ/Band and nobody wants bad wedding entertainment. But like food, the quality often depends on the price! You can spend lots of money (10-20%) to hire DJ 'Filet', or skimp (1-5%) and get DJ 'MickeyD'. But remember, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event for most, and so you only get once chance. So when trying to decide how much you can afford for entertainment, think about how much you can LOSE if your entertainment is poor or mediocre. Look for professionals and pay them what they are worth. After all, if you want the best, it will (and should) cost more, in the long run, they will provide more than a mediocre entertainer would.
Remember: "They'll forget the food, but not the fun!"
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