So, you’ve chosen to celebrate something amazing…hurray and congratulations!
You’ve secured the date and now just need to organise the event of the year! Whether you are a first-time event planner or you do this for a living, we’re here to help take the stress away from securing entertainment; knowing what works and what doesn’t, what’s hot right now and what’s dropped off the charts, what’s going to leave your guests with that wow factor – stick with us and we’ll do everything we can to help guide you through our services step-by-step
We all face so much pressure in everyday life, the chance to kick back and enjoy a few hours in good company is going to appeal to most guests. Gone are the days of formal receptions, and stuffy atmospheres. The trend now is easy-going and interactive, “experiential” themes for guests, and you having a stress-free event!
With industrial-style venues and marquees serving as a blank canvas to create the theme of your dreams, entertainment is interactive and informal…from roaming bands (check out our Wandering Minstrels), to singing waiters & waitresses or bandadoke where guests can get up and sing along to their favourite tunes with live band backing!
Side shows to fill gaps gives guests something to be involved in, watch, be wowed and offers conversational opportunity where in the past people might be working hard to make small talk. Something like our Glitterbox facepainting team give guests something to take home with them while our JM Magic will draw crowds together in awe and asking ‘how did he do that?’ for the rest of the day!
Food and drink is also an important factor to the success of any day (#foodporn has been hashtagged over 162 million time on Instagram, I know, I’ve just checked!), and foodies are looking for fresh alternatives to enjoy (after posting about it on social media!), so think outside the box!
Veganism is the biggest food movement globally at the moment, so look for options for this growing number of your guests; food trucks and conscious caterers will also give you the feel-good factor. Plastic disposables are on their way out (thank goodness) and we have a range of partners who can cater for all sorts of dietary requirements, whilst looking after the planet by offering biodegradable bamboo crockery and on-site recycling bins.
Bottoms up! And whilst celebrating the fuzzy feeling of being kind to the environment, the all-important drinks reception can receive a shot of something a bit special too by using flairing bartenders to add some show, or prosecco vans offering bespoke punch to ensure you have something dedicated to your and your celebration…perhaps ‘concoct a cocktail’!
So venue, music, food and drink sorted? What’s left? Decoration and flowers! As I said, interactive is trending BIG at the moment, so if you are celebrating with foliage, offer a stand where people can create their own garlands or bouquets as a take home gift. Guests will feel part of the day and you can ensure that everyone is adorned in the colours of your theme! Great for looking back on photos in the years to come!
Whatever you are looking for, we love to help, so get in touch now and have a chat to see how we can put our passion to good use for your event!
ELLE Entertainment is a small agent with big hearts, passionate about working with clients who are looking for high quality, live acts with the wow factor. If you’re looking for handpicked acts that wow, search here for function bands, burlesque, cabaret and SO MUCH MORE or contact us to talk in more depth to find out what you’re looking for to make your event extra special.