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The 3 Most Effective Ways To Select Event Entertainment

Blog February 21 2021

Every event should have memorable event entertainment.

Event entertainment tends to be one of the main focuses and big-ticket items for wedding couples as they plan their wedding.

As you go through the process of selecting your entertainment, you will note that there are endless options to choose from which can be overwhelming!

We’ve broken the trends and options down into 3 main focuses to consider when selecting your entertainment.

Booking Styles

Couples have traditionally hired a live band or DJ for the duration of their wedding reception. As the average wedding reception used to be 4 – 5 hours in duration, we are seeing the trend towards longer parties beginning to take place.

In order to keep things fresh and fun for the longer time periods, wedding couples are looking to add more variety to their wedding entertainment.

Consider styles such as multiple bands and/or DJs, or even a combination of both. One of the biggest trends we’re seeing is booking a DJ along wit a small assembly of musicians and singers. It is cost-effective while giving the same vibe as any big band.

The Tunes

We have all come to know the classic songs that are forever on wedding playlists, right?

However, there are also many people who enjoy music from decades past like the 70s, 80s and 90s. International music has become a popular choice, in particular at destination weddings where couples want to embrace the music of their location- the perfect way to add in some local flair.

When looking to book your entertainment, inquire about the music and playlists often used by the band or DJ. Share any specific songs and musical styles that are of interest to you to ensure that the entertainment company you book can and will meet your needs.

Go Above and Beyond

Entertainment can be more than just music. There are tons of options available that will delight you and your guests. Fire eaters and belly dancers have become a must-have at many celebrations in places like Morocco, and other areas in the region. While Mariachi bands and Irish dancers can also bring a fun cultural vibe to the party.

Having your guests involved in the entertainment is also on trend this year, with live action food stations and animation on the rise. Picking flavors or building sandwiches will keep your guests engaged and excited for what’s next.

With guest experience on the minds of engaged couples, having spectacular entertainment is at the top of the list. So think outside the box and bring in entertainment that you will enjoy!

Fabrice Orlando is the CEO of Cocoon Events Management Group, a luxury event planning company based in Marrakech, Morocco that specializes in high-end weddings and special events worldwide.

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