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Banter And Tunes

Dec 01, 2019

The mood at an exchange of vows ceremony and wedding dinner thereafter, and how much enjoyment your guests derive from the celebrations relies on to a certain extent, the capabilities of your Celebrant as well as Master of Ceremonies. Whether formal, casual or festive, a competent and experienced Celebrant and Master of Ceremonies will be able to cajole your guests to participate in the merriment.

Hire a professional who can act as celebrant and emcee
 Photo courtesy of Emcee Sugar

Consider the following when contemplating who to hire :

  • Linguistics.
  • Affability.
  • How well you get along with him or her.
  • Rates.
  • Experience and reputation.

Conducting a wedding ceremony
 Photo courtesy of Jeff Henry

Discuss the following :

  • The vibe you wish to create.
  • Schedule of events for the ceremony and banquet.
  • Coordination with your other vendors, in particular the entertainment as well as the venue’s banqueting team.

Creating the ambience for the banquet
 Photo by Wondrous Vision, courtesy of Kevin Chong

With the newlyweds
 Photo courtesy of Mandenco Studio

And when contemplating entertainment for your wedding banquet, it is good to have a variety of acts for you to consider. The availability of choices is important due to a number of reasons :

  • The type of wedding you will be having.
  • The theme of your banquet.
  • Your wedding budget and the portion that has been allocated for entertainment.
  • The makeup of your guest list and the genre of music that they will enjoy.
  • Your personal preferences.

 Entertaining guests
 Photo courtesy of Regal Orchestra

A few tips during the planning process :

  • Discuss the options with your wedding planner.
  • Determine space requirements and communicate this to the team at your wedding venue.
  • Put aside some funds for AV equipment and sound system.
  • Ascertain if special lighting is necessary for a better atmosphere.
  • Agree on the number of sets and time of performances based on your schedule of events.
  • Be sure to provide your vendors with a meal prior to their performance.

 Belting out a number
 Photo by MunKeat Photography, courtesy of Janet Lee

Enjoying their time on stage
 Photo courtesy of Amanda Sax & KG

Tip : Check out these options here and here.