Wedding services

Entertainment

Your wedding day is probably the most significant event of your life involving hundreds of hours of meticulous planning.

Research has shown that as much as 80% of your big day's success is determined by the entertainment you choose.  Keeping guests entertained and to make them feel special is crucial.  No-one wants bored faces on the wedding film as the newly-weds, oblivious to the boredom factor, smooch on the dance floor.  Factoring in both these claims, to make sure that the day you and your partner marry is a hit with guests, securing professional and the right entertainment is integral.

We can provide you with an excellent choice of live musicians, bands and DJs.  From classical & flamenco guitarists, violinists, jazz & blues singers, soprano, pop to a Michael Buble or Abba tribute to a string quartet or a full blown gospel choir, we can provide you with what you want.  

Every wedding is different, and each celebration has different requirements. Depending on the style of wedding that you plan on having, hiring a DJ to service your entertainment needs is always a great choice.  You could opt for a live jazz or pop band or classically elegant music by a string quartet but a DJ offers a very cost effective resolution which suits everyone's wishes.  

However, as you're getting married on foreign shores, you may want to add a flavour of the exotic and do something you wouldn't normally get to do in your own home country. Why not hire a classical or flamenco guitarist to add that va-va-voom factor to your ceremony and/or drinks reception? Or how about a violinist & harpist duo or even string quartet for a most elegant ceremony?  We also provide dancers, singers and magicians.  For those weddings where we have provided live musicians and entertainers we have always had the most delightful feedback from couples, parents of the couple and their guests.

So once you've decided on the entertainment, you now want to plan the rest of your fabulous destination wedding and are determined to leave your guests awed.  After all, they are making the effort to travel all the way out to Gibraltar and are spending hard earned monies (that is if you're not forking out for them) and taking time off work and bringing you a present!  Everything is all set, including the music for the ceremony and reception. You can't wait for that first dance. You've even managed to convince your other half to enrol in a choreographed dance class so the two of you can glide across the floor like Torvill & Dean...except without the ice...

Modern day trends include starting off with a traditional first dance to a classic tune which has all the guests going 'awww' as, somewhere in the background, singletons bury their heads into their champagne flutes hoping not to be noticed/throw up/both!  The first dance goes on for a few minutes when suddenly the record screeches to a halt as the surprised couple looks around at the DJ puzzled.  It's at this point the singletons' heads re-emerge from their glasses to scrutinize the goings-on.  And then it happens.  The tune changes from classical to funky/outrageous/both as the bride hitches up her wedding dress and does the harlem shake with her new husband 'fake slapping' her behind...after startled guests have realised what is going on and that this was all planned for their benefit, everyone begins to relax again and this is normally the highlight of the wedding that guests remember forever.  It is also the one highlight that usually goes viral on YouTube...anyone remember the 'JK Wedding Entrance' which involved the groom somersaulting down the aisle?!

If you do opt for a traditional dance, it's the bride and groom who traditionally take to the floor alone and dance to 'their' song. After a few bars of music, the father of the bride cuts in on the groom to dance with his daughter as the groom asks the mother of the bride to dance. No-one else should be dancing at this point - just the two couples.  

The groom's parents then join the couples on the dance floor with the father of the groom cutting in on the father of the bride to dance with his new daughter-in-law and the groom asking his own mother to dance after the father of the bride cuts in on him to dance with his wife. There are now three couples on the dance floor.  

Then follows the groom's parents dancing with each other and exchanging partners with the bride's parents.  The best man dances with the bride (as long as they're still on speaking terms post speeches, that is!) and the groom dances with the maid of honour or chief bridesmaid.  Finally, all the guests are invited onto the dance floor.  

Traditionally, this is how the first and sometimes the second dances go. Keep in mind that you can shake things up if you wish. You can dance one song entirely with your groom, the next with your parents and the last with your wedding party. For guests itching to get onto the dance floor, you might want to limit the initial dances to one or two, and to ensure everyone knows where they should be during those dances, you might want to have the DJ announce the exchange of partners.

The options for dancing at a wedding are limitless. Don't be afraid to shake things up a bit after you have completed the traditional dances.

 

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