DJs or MusiciansAlmost all receptions include either a wedding DJ or a live musical performance for a very good reason. Even if dancing wasn't such a customary wedding event, music has an irreplaceable way of resonating with people and crafting the emotions of an event. Wedding DJs in particular are experts at reading the mood of a room and knowing the right time to switch between lighter music and beat-heavy dance numbers. Live musical acts, meanwhile, add a unique energy and sound quality that can only come from an in-person display. You can even find groups that work additional performances into their sets, such as a "dueling pianos" display or even an Elvis impersonator.
Entertainment MCs (EMCs)An EMC is a combination of a wedding entertainer and a host who helps move events along, introduces speakers, and keeps the evening on schedule—just like a normal MC. The "entertainment" part comes from the way they carry out this duty. EMCs will joke, tell stories, dramatize, and otherwise add a big dose of fun and flavour to the reception. Your guests will smile and laugh along as they are carried through the evening's festivities.
DancersWhen looking for wedding performers, few options can rival the energy and pizzazz that dancers can bring to the reception. Whether you want some sassy salsa displays, a thumping hip-hop or break dance routine, some Bollywood-style song-and-dance numbers, or any other genre, dancers are available that will wow your guests with their moves, choreography, and music.
MagiciansMagicians and mentalists are not commonly thought of when thinking about wedding performers—which is just one reason why your guests will be surprised when one shows up to put on a show. Magic comes in all types, so it'll be easy to find the right illusionist for your reception, whether you want a street-style magician circulating among tables and performing tricks for small groups at a time or if you prefer a stage magician come on up and saw a few folks in half!
Aerial Champagne PourersThis novel type of wedding reception entertainment combines style and function. An aerial champagne pourer is exactly what the name implies: a person is suspended in an aerial hoop or on a bar and will stretch, bend, and maybe contort as they pour champagne for guests. The premise may be simple, but the visual effect and novel entertainment will leave a definite impression among guests.
Flair BartendersA flair bartender is both a purveyor of alcohol and a wedding entertainer. They will flip, twirl, balance, and even bounce (!) bottles, switch up glasses faster than the eye can follow, pour flames, and maybe mix in a few martial arts for fun. Your guests will laugh, gasp, and applaud as simply ordering a drink becomes a roller coaster of thrilling entertainment.
Caricaturists and ArtistsHaving a professional caricaturist adds a unique personal touch to wedding receptions. These artists can deliver expert, on-the-spot artistry that captures your guests in a hilarious way that will spread laughs and smiles all around. Don't forget that guests can take their pictures home as a unique and memorable souvenir. Other artistic acts, such as speed painters, are also good options. Have one set up during the ceremony and live-paint the big kiss or the first dance for that extra bit of "wow!" factor.
bb Blanc is a full-service, live event company based in Toronto. We pride ourselves on “Creating Event Magic” through the use of the latest technology, top-quality entertainment, and talented lighting and audiovisual professionals. For more information on bb Blanc and the unique additions we can bring to your wedding receptions and events, feel free to contact us at 416-360-0440 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.