When it comes to spending money, your wedding day ranks among the most expensive. With UK weddings costing an average 18,500, and in some areas 25,000+ (ouch!) you really want to make sure your day is one to remember!
Whether you have lots to spend, or are working to a tighter budget, it’s important to remember that it isn’t how much you spend that counts, but how effective you spend the money you do have.
There are lots to consider – the dress, the venue, the flowers and the photographer for starters. Some of the costs can be minimized with a little creative thinking. Place-holders and wedding favours can be created with a little help from your friends – you could even get the bridesmaids together and throw a pre-wedding ‘make-a-table-decoration’ party.
It is important that you celebrate you marriage in style. The entertainment you choose for your reception offers you a chance to really make your mark and put even more of your personality into your day.
So many options are available to you, from hiring a jazz band or harpist for some light background music, or you could go full throttle with a karaoke machine and party DJ! Anything goes.
A really new idea for your wedding caricaturist entertainment is to hire a caricaturist to draw wedding caricatures of your guests. This super-fun alternative to the usual run of the mill entertainment will really leave a lasting impression with your guests – especially as they get to take home their very own unique gift from the both of you- what other entertainment option gives you that?
Each caricature should take only 3 -5 minutes and will be in black and white and range from A4 – A3 in size – you can even have a message pre-printed on the sheets – ‘Mr and Mrs Smith would like to thank you for helping to make our day so special’ for instance.
The entertainment you choose will take up a big part of your evening celebrations, and you want to ensure you get the most ‘bang for your buck’. Wedding caricatures will entertain not only the subject being drawn, but all the spectators too.
So how do you go about finding a caricaturist to entertain your wedding guests? Keeping your search to your local area should help to save you added travel costs or accommodation for your entertainment. Check out their website galleries and especially their customer feedback and reviews. What are their previous customers saying about them? Are the reviews on independent sites or could the entertainer simply have made them up?
Alternatively, you could hire your wedding caricaturist via an agent. The agency can arrange everything for you and will act as a go-between for you and your caricaturist. Reputable agents should be registered with the Entertainment Agents Association of Great Britain, or The National Entertainment Agents Council.
Hiring your caricaturist via an agent will incur more expense as the agent usually adds their fee on top of the caricaturist’s. The choice really is yours.
Whatever entertainment you decide upon, make sure it reflects both the mood you want to create AND your personalities, for a truly memorable day to remember forever. Good luck.