Written by Harmony Walton, The Bridal Bar. Dazzling your wedding guests with entertainment that will keep them on their feet throughout the night is part of the fun (and magic) of a wedding reception. But if you’re like me, and you’ve been to plenty of weddings in recent years for friends and loved ones; how do you continue to make magic in a way that’s uniquely yours on the big day? Consider a few new cutting edge wedding trends to make some extra special wedding memories through your music and entertainment!
The latest in late night after party ideas is Hush Headphones, a DJ (or live music) experience without making a sound. That’s right, when the curfew clock strikes or the doors open to your wedding after party, simply pass out these fun and color coordinated headphones to allow your guests to keep dancing through the night to sounds only they can hear. The DJ will spin your favorite tunes, or opt for a battle of the DJ’s, even live musicians can be piped into your headphone sound, and you and your guests can continue the fun ‘til the sun comes up – all while a hush falls over the crowd.
We’ve all had our fun in a photo booth before, but what about a Selfie Station? The latest spin on an old party favorite is this high-tech way to take and share wedding guest photos. You set the stage (with party-appropriate props of course), then simply snap and instantly share your selfies via text, email or social media. Not to worry, the Selfie Station prints too so you have that long lasting hard copy to incorporate into a guest book or simply take home as a memento from the unforgettable evening.
Are you serving up your cocktail hour poolside? Then don’t skip a beat in your entertainment with a routine by the world famous Aqualillies! These beautiful synchronized swimmers will dazzle your wedding guests with an old-world art form ideal to get the party started and surprise your loved ones with a splash (literally). The costume-clad ladies of the Aqualillies will perform a few show-stopping numbers while you sip cocktails poolside before heading into dinner or retiring at the end of one remarkable event.
Earth Harp by Elan Artists
Even your wedding ceremony can be a touch point for unforgettable entertainment. Enter the Earth Harp. What is it? Picture long harp strings, so massive they can attach to the roof of a hotel or string across and above a ceremony site. These large-scale stringed instruments use the surroundings to anchor the sound and the look, creating a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience of music. Incorporate the earth harp in an elegant ceremony setup or even build a rock band around it for the reception and chances are your guests will leave with a musical memory they’ve never had before and likely won’t again.
Whether you incorporate high-tech or high-touch experiences into your big day, be sure to have fun with your wedding entertainment to keep the night going until the last toast is done!
Harmony Walton is the founder of The Bridal Bar and host of Bridal Bar Radio on iHeartRadio. Harmony also expanded the brand into her passion of destination weddings with Jet Fete, a destination weddings and honeymoons blogsite dedicated exclusively to weddings abroad and romance travel. Her company has been recognized around the world as a trendsetter in weddings and featured in 100+ media outlets, including The Associated Press, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, and many more.