Expert advice about entertainment

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Fun and games

Fun and games

Q. How can we add a touch of fun so our guests are entertained throughout the day?

A. Aria Barrett says: I had the same question for my wedding and we decided to go with garden games. You could have a few outside, or go all out and create your own carnival. The competition gets everyone mingling and guests will be having so much fun that they won't notice you slipping off for a quiet cuppa together or photos. They're the perfect ice-breaker if only to beat each other's scores. Nothing beat watching my nan win every game against the best man! My best bit of advice though is to let the bride win.

Aria Barrett
www.fetestall.com

 

Creating the ambience

Creating the ambience

Q. Our venue's quite intimate so I want a lovely atmosphere as guests arrive and as I walk down the aisle. What do you suggest in terms of music?

A. Bethany Morris says: A solo instrumentalist will create that desired atmosphere and give guests a wonderful talking point as they arrive without being overpowering and taking up too much room. Don't feel you have to stick to classical music. My most popular repertoire this season has been pieces by John Legend, Christina Perri and Ellie Goulding, all of which sound wonderful arranged for a solo cello with an elegant piano accompaniment. Ask your supplier for a full repertoire list to see if what they're offering suits your ideas. I work closely with clients to put together a programme of music that'll be enjoyable and entertaining for guests but also in keeping with the mood of the ceremony that the couple want to create.

Bethany Morris
www.bethanymorrismusic.com

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