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 South Wales 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 South Wales from places like Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your South Wales Wedding magazine when contacting wedding entertainers in South Wales.
High Energy Live Music to Pack Your Dance Floor!
The Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters, infusing every event with energy and full dance floors. Get your party jumping!
A premium, customisable 3-15 piece band, the Blue Lions specialise in high-energy music for festivals, weddings, corporate events and private functions – at a sensible price. They are full-time professional musicians who perform regularly with some of the best in the UK, touring and recording with artists including Ellie Goulding, Jason Derulo, Mark Knopfler, Gotye, and George Michael, as well as working and touring with numerous West End shows.
They host live showcases all over the UK, so couples can preview the band before booking – showcases also make for a great date night or fun evening out with friends! This is an ideal opportunity for you to see the quality of music Blue Lion provides, and make decisions about the music for your big day based on personal experience.
You can also tailor the dream band to suit your style and budget. Anything from a 3pc band up to a 15pc band with full horn section, percussion and backing vocalists. Any style from jazz and big band to pop, funk, and Motown. The Blue Lion Band are dedicated to excellent service throughout your planning process.
You’ll benefit from a designated producer to help with planning and answering any questions you may have along the way. They also provide you with your very own band planning page, making the experience a breeze!
Music is key to generating a great atmosphere for your party. Customising the songs to suit everyone's tastes is important, so look at the age range attending and consider what would please everyone. A band will usually play for one to three hours, so there will be time between sets when your friends and family may still want to be entertained. Therefore, having a DJ is a good idea, given most weddings last five or more hours.... read more
Posted: 22 October 2021
Chat with the magician and ask about their experience and available options. A large percentage will perform close up magic, so you may need to shop around for different options. Ask if they have worked at your venue and, if so, what works well there. Price is often the biggest question. Some start as low as £100, and others range up to £1,000. It may be hard to understand why there is such a difference, but the answer is that a magician can do more than just tricks, with added value, experience and availability, the price is generally higher.... read more
Posted: 13 October 2021
As an experienced DJ of 30 years, I recommend you look for a dedicated supplier who can cater for the whole family with a wide range of music that's suitable for all ages. When I look back, I realise how shockingly inexperienced I was at the beginning of my career and always thought music had to be blasting with all the latest club hits – how wrong was I? Now it's all about subtle tunes and lighting and creating a warm, inviting atmosphere that people will want to stay in and enjoy together.... read more
Posted: 6 October 2021
The British Bird of Prey Centre in The National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire has continued to help couples celebrate their weddings during the pandemic, including one client who required evening entertainment. The director, Emma Hill, tells us more: "Last month we received an email from a young couple who, due to COVID-19, had to cancel all their wedding entertainment very last minute and were asking if we could help to treat their guests. It's unusual to have a request for evening entertainment, but we decided to do our good deed!... read more
Posted: 30 September 2021
SGDJ and SG Discos, a collective of professional DJs in Cardiff, is offering couples who book their DJ services a complimentary umbrella, perfect for any weather. The company was established in 1999 and offers a rangeof services. The team can provide entertainment for the ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening celebration moving through each part of the day seamlessly. Each package can be customised to include a master of ceremonies, customisable background music for the meal, PA hire for speeches, a recording of the speeches and vows, uplighting, dancefloors and a selfie wizard.... read more
Posted: 23 September 2021
With many years of experience under my belt, I can safely say that smaller weddings are extra special. It reduces the amount of stress on everyone involved, saves money and having your closest friends and family around you creates an amazing atmosphere. I was a guest at my sister-in-law's wedding in Gretna Green, where there were only 15 people, and I can honestly say it was one of the best weddings I've been to. When booking a DJ, make sure they're local to you and not based hundreds of miles away. Check that their feedback is up-to-date. Some suppliers have positive comments on their websites with no dates, so do your research.... read more
Posted: 25 August 2021
Sit back, close your eyes and walk through what you would like to happen on your day from start to finish and ask yourself what will impact the joy of the day? What will help take the stress out? What highlights do you imagine? Who do you want to share it with the most, and how will you be able to make memories that will last? We recently had a family wedding with only 15 guests. For us, the most important parts of the day were that the people who matter to us were participating in the ceremony, we had a Zoom broadcast to all those who couldn't attend, plenty of photos, memorable music and a very tasty cake!... read more
Posted: 11 August 2021
From the 21st June, limits on wedding sizes lifted and couples across the country will be getting their wedding playlists ready, but what could be more important than the first dance song - especially for the next four weeks when this dance it the only one allowed! Selecting a song which has meaning to the special couple can be tricky. Many couples know that whatever song they choose will go on to forever be known as 'their song', which adds pressure to making the right choice. It's perhaps then no surprise that there are almost 1,000 first-dance dedicated playlists on Spotify to help couples choose, but which songs are the most favoured?New data analysed by five-star hotel, The Grand, York has revealed the most popular songs to play during a first dance in 2021.Analysing over 57,000 songs on Spotify, the current top ten list has been revealed, and the results might just be surprising.Securing both first and third place is the hugely successful Ed Sheeran and taking second, is 2021 X Factor winner, James Arthur.... read more
Posted: 23 June 2021
SGDJ Weddings is a DJ company based in Cardiff. The owner June Gould tells us more: "Over the last year, we've supported customers by moving dates without charge. What we love to do is create the soundtrack for your special day and can record your speeches and vows when we're with you all day. We also offer a Selfie Wizard where your guests can upload photos that they have taken on the day, and these get displayed on a TV screen. You then get to keep a memory stick with all the pictures and text messages shared by your guests.... read more
Posted: 16 April 2021
CherryTop Weddings has developed a new Covid-secure interactive wedding entertainment experience that can be enjoyed by guests attending as well as friends and relatives watching remotely. (It's also ideal for larger celebrations when restrictions lift.) Everyone will receive a 'Love Story' which is a printed booklet personalised by the couple. It contains photographs of the newlyweds and activities chosen by them including a quiz to find out how much their guests know about them, wedding speech bingo, word searches, drawing challenges and much more.... read more
Posted: 18 March 2021