Wedding Reception Entertainment Tips

Wedding Reception Entertainment Tips

What is a wedding without entertainment? It’s one reason why people show up in the first place. They come for a chance to celebrate your love and party with your other friends. They also come for the food and the drinks.

Who wouldn’t want this after the kind of months we’ve had? For the longest time, people couldn’t even meet up with their loved ones physically. Social gatherings were banned, and the government shut pubs down. Your wedding would probably be the first breather your guests would have in months.

If you want to have a memorable and fun wedding here in the UK (and you should), your wedding entertainment must be unique. It should be geared towards giving your guests the best experience. You all deserve to have the time of your lives.

As an experienced wedding entertainment company, we would say we have a bit of experience with memorable weddings here in the Essex area. At Trez Entertainment, we’ve been helping couples reach and surpass their wedding entertainment goals for quite a while. Here are some tips that if applied, will help you do the same.

Outstanding Décor

Let your guests walk into your wedding reception and be captivated by its beauty. This is a brilliant start for your wedding reception and will put your guests in a good mood. Guests who are in a good mood will have more fun and be ready to party at your event. A wedding with those kinds of guests is bound to be memorable.

Some details to concentrate on to achieve this are your wedding flowers. Flowers add a touch of romance and beauty to your event that no other décor can bring. Your wedding flower arrangement has to be superb if you want to create the right effect.

You can also incorporate flower walls into your design. They create great backdrops for places like your altar, cake table, and your sweetheart table. A flower wall would also be a brilliant spot for your guests to take beautiful selfies at your wedding.

Your Wedding Lighting

Your wedding lighting has the power to uplift or dampen the mood of your wedding guests. If you look around your everyday life, you’ll notice how light is used to affect emotions subtly. For example, there’s a reason why club lights are different.

You can apply the same concept to your wedding. The right use of lights in your wedding décor will provide some impressive changes. From LED light-up Letters to LED backdrops and neon signs, your wedding mood would be at an all-time high. You can even have a light show to signify the end of special moments, like your first dance. It would be memorable.

Serve Great Wedding Food and Drinks

One study conducted on weddings showed that most of the guests come for the food. If you want to have a memorable wedding, you should serve exceptionally delicious wedding food. Drinks are also a part of why weddings are fun, so you should treat your guests to some of the best. We offer a mobile bar that is well suited for weddings here at Trez entertainment. We also create chocolate fountains. With these, your guests are sure to have a great time.

Unique Music Ideas

If you want your guests to have a great time at your event, you’re going to have to do more than just regular music. Rather than going for either a DJ or Live Music, how about a combination of both? We’ve seen some really great collaborations between wedding DJs and live musicians for weddings.

While at it, please give your guests a safe and fun space to dance their hearts away. So, make sure your dancefloor is of the best quality. It’ll improve your wedding atmosphere too. The right kind of dancefloor is especially important if you’re having an outdoor wedding. You don’t want your Aunt Marge’s heels sinking into the grass while she tries to do the Harlem shake.

Use Ice Breakers

Having guests from both sides of the family who do not know each other can be interesting. If there is no opportunity for them to bond, you’ll notice them form little packs who are only speaking to themselves. How is that fun? You can’t have a memorable wedding that way!

People attend weddings for the chance to meet and make new friends. So, give your guests a chance to meet one another and talk. You can do this by planning activities that are sure to get lively conversations going.

For example, you can have a table dance-off. At a table dance-off, once your DJ plays a particular song, a table who has been informed prior has to get up and dance. That’s their song, you can even use that song as a unique table name. Providing things like Photobooths will also do the same. Instead of a regular guest book, your guests can take fun Polaroid pictures with each other and send you lovely messages at the back.

Trez Entertainment offers you over one kind of photo booth to revolutionise your wedding entertainment. We have the classic photo booth, which is sure to jog back some lovely memories of fun childhood times for your guests. We also have a much more modern classic magic mirror photo booth. Your guests will have a great time with these at your event.

The key to having an amazing time at your wedding is to be prepared to have fun. You’ve spent all this time planning and everyone who is there is celebrating with you. Once you apply the tips above, you're bound to make your wedding entertainment a success. So, what are you waiting for?

Here at Trez Entertainment, we’ve made exceptional weddings in Essex our passion. Your wedding entertainment can be an unforgettable experience if you work with us. So, why not contact us today, and let’s make some splendid plans where that is concerned? We would love to hear from you.

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Fill The Room With Lighting For An Amazing Party Touch

Fill The Room With Lighting For An Amazing Party Touch

Ever been to a bar, disco, or a party where flashing lights caught your attention? Vibrant or soft lighting certainly gives an amazing feel and soothes the party animal inside you. If you always enjoy those flashing lights at parties or bars, then you can have them installed in your rooms as well. They can provide an amazing party touch to your room, let you host house parties, and get the party vibes without leaving your room's comfort.

Lighting Can Bring An Irresistible Modern Feel To Your Room

A place of relaxation & get-togethers, the living room is a central place of any home. That’s where you sit with your family & friends and collect some of the best moments.

Being the central hub of your home, your living room deserves the right design. What better way than to have lighting in your living room that can turn the room into a party place anytime you want. Whether you want to equip your room with soft lighting for a classic party environment or vibrant light for the typical party environment, you can get all sorts of lighting to match your needs & wants.

Lighting brings an irresistible modern feel to your room and lets you have a party environment right within your home. It enables you to host a few of your friends or family members for a house party so they can get an escape from the hassle of work & life.

How Does Lighting Help To Keep Your Room Party-Ready?

Parties are all about lighting, dancing, and the fun associated with it. A room equipped with lighting is always party-ready, enabling you to turn it into a party place anytime you want.

  • Festive or party atmosphere always in your reach

Who says that you need to leave your home and visit a bar to have fun under the vibrant lighting & loud sound of DJ playing music when you can create a party atmosphere anytime you want. The biggest benefit of party lighting in your bedroom is that it’s always ready to celebrate any festive occasion.

You can have soft or vibrant lighting installed in your room to turn on the festive atmosphere anytime you want. Lighting gives you a chance to set up the perfect party environment in your home when there’s no party scene around the corner.

  • Lighting is an integral part of the party atmosphere

Imagine attending a party with no lighting scene. Certainly, it would not be the perfect party. To have the right party atmosphere, lighting is a crucial element.

Having just the right kind of LED lighting in vibrant hues installed in your room transforms your room into a great party place. You can create a party atmosphere whenever you want. All you need is to switch on the lighting, and you’re ready to party.

When there’s no lighting, there’s no perfect environment for the party.

  • Lighting can transform the mood and energy of people 

Lighting has the potential to instantly uplift the mood & energy of people. When people come to a house party, they come with the expectation of enjoying the party with the right atmosphere. Walking into a room designated for partying and finding out that there’s no appropriate lighting can be disappointing.

If you want your house party to live up to the people's expectations, then equip your room with the right lighting. Having party lighting installed in your room is a great way to transform people's moods and energy and switch them to party mode even when they don’t feel like partying.

Some Excellent Lighting Ideas To Add A Touch Of The Party To Your Room

Lighting plays a significant role in creating the right party environment. If you are looking to add a touch of the party to your room with the lighting but don’t know how to do it, then here’s what you need to do.

  • Use lighting of vibrant hues

To keep your home party-ready, one essential thing is lighting. You may find several kinds of lights from the market, but not every lighting type can create a party atmosphere.

Typically, the lighting of vibrant hues is used to create a party atmosphere. You can install LED vibrant lights in different parts of your room. Usually, skirtings are an excellent place to install such lighting in your room. This way, you can keep them hidden while creating the party atmosphere at the same time.

  • Install both light & vibrant hues

You might not always want to create a vibrant atmosphere. Therefore, install lights that can be switched to both vibrant and light colours. It enables you to create a suitable atmosphere depending on the theme of the party.

Light hues create a more calming and low party environment. At the same time, vibrant hues create an energetic and dramatic party environment.

If it’s a birthday party of your kid, light hues make the right environment. For grown-ups, use lowered lights to create an intimate and calmer environment.

  • Use focal lights

Focal lights can be an excellent lighting choice to create a great party environment. These lights make guests feel more welcome. You can install focal or projector lights in the entryway to throw light on guests to welcome them to your house party.

Add Lighting To Your Room To Switch Party Mode Anytime

Even if you don’t plan to host house parties, lighting can still be an excellent choice. It enhances your room's ambience, beautifies its design elements, and creates a calmer environment in your room.

After a tiring day at work, all you need is to come back to your home and relax in your room. How about having a soothing glass of cocktail or wine, low music, and soft hue lights in your room? It seems perfect for relieving your tiredness!

To create a perfectly relaxing environment in your room, equip your room with party lighting.


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Hylands House Virtual Wedding Preview Day

Hylands House, Essex - Virtual Wedding Preview Day

We had the pleasure at the weekend to feature in Hylands House, Essex Virtual preview day it was a perfect way with the current circumstances to showcase some of the great suppliers that the venue has to offer in Essex.

You will find our video talking about the services we offer at Hylands House which is most, the team at Hylands House are amazing and cater for every client needs in-depth - it is always a pleasure working with them on an event all the way to the event day.

Some of the services we offer at there best are our Photo Booth Hire, DJ Hire and our amazing white LED Dancefloors. These always look amazing in the venue and we always have great feedback from our clients that get married there!

Out of all the venues in the Essex region, Hylands stands out as one of the largest and picturesque - every time we attend the venue it always makes for a great evening. The photographs that get taken at the venue are always top-level and make for some amazing memories, if you are looking to check out the venue please use the link here to take a look at how amazing this venue is.

Trez Entertainment prides itself on being the leading entertainment provider in the south-east and being that we are on the of the preferred suppliers at Hylands House this really comes into its own.

If you are getting married at Hylands House or having an event please get in contact with the sales team on the information below to see what kind of offers we can do for you.

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How much does a photo booth cost?

How much does a photo booth cost?

How much does a photo booth cost?

So if you have a big event coming up, be it a wedding, or any form of corporate event, it’s best to make sure you have the best entertainment possible, and one way of doing that, is by having a photo booth.

Entertainment is perhaps one of the most challenging things to plan for when it comes to an event. It’s hard to know what exactly your guests are going to want, and what will keep them going long into the night. Luckily for you, a photo booth does just that.

So if you’ve deceived that you already want a photo booth, the next thing to ask yourself is how much you’re willing to spend to get one. The prices of photo booth can vary depending on a lot of factors, including who you get yours from, what type you are looking for and any additional extras that you may want.

So in today’s post, we are going to break down everything you ended to know about getting a photo booth, as well as what kind of price range you can expect. We hope that by the end of this guide you will have a much clearer idea of how much a photo booth costs, as well as being aware of any additional information you should know.


What is a photo booth?

A photo booth is a perfect place for guests to take pictures at your events. You won’t have to worry any more about blurry and lopsided images. A photo booth is a perfect way for an individual to take a picture of a group that everyone can enjoy.

Photo booths can be set up wherever you like, which means that you can dedicate a specific spot to where people will be able to gather in groups as they move around from one area to another. Photo booths can be used at any times, so guests can wait until friends surround them until they capture a special moment.


Why should you get a photo booth? (Is it worth paying for?)

Special events usually lead to unique memories. You want your guests to remember this day for years to come. Therefore, getting a photo booth is an excellent way for you and your guests to not only make those memories but to keep them for the future. It gives them the inspiration to get creative and loosen up, while also inviting them to keep the photos as a beautiful memory of the event.

It’s the perfect way to include guests of all ages and all kinds in having some fun, and truly makes memories that will last for a lifetime, Trez Entertainment offer a photo booth hire essex service so if you are looking to hire a photobooth then please contact the term.


How much does a photo booth cost?

Like any service, the price of a photo booth can vary significantly, depending on several factors. On top of that, suppliers can offer different prices depending on various options,

packages, and prices that include or don’t include other accessories.

The rather cheeky and witty school-boy response that could be offered in this situation is “How long is a piece of string”, it just depends on a whole range of factors, which we will outline here.

In a nutshell, though, you should expect to fork out between £150 to £250 per hour for your photo booth. Most providers will also have a minimum hire for two or three hours. Additional prints and custom made backgrounds will further increase your costs. For the record, moreover, it tends to be much cheaper to hire these services on the weekdays than on weekends.

There’s no denying it: Photo Booths are hot stuff. They were once only scarcely used for getting a new passport photo or for shopping centres, these phot booths became very popular at the turn of the millennium, and haven’t looked back since. They’ve become so relevant to the wedding experience that couples may even seem to book their photo booth before they book their live music choice.

So you usually will hire a photo booth for your event, and when the photo booth is up and running, you will be able to provide guests with little keepsakes, in the pictures that they take. Many photo booth companies will set a limit on print during the hire, i.e. 10, 20, 30 or even unlimited copies. Some may also provide some props and accessories for you to add that extra spark to your photos.


The types of photo booth

The type of photo booth which you choose will also have a significant impact on your rate. The main two types of photo booths are open-air booths (where there are no walls or ceiling - the box is out in the open), and closed booths - where walls and a roof are surrounding the photo booth. Both have advantages and disadvantages, so make sure to do your research before you decide which one is best for you.

Open-air booths will generally have a high-end camera, software, e-mail sharing, cool gifs and other cool features, which is why they frequently command a higher price.

What makes these open-air booths so accessible are several reasons. There is a vast choice of backgrounds and other sleek effects that users can have to get the perfect picture. What’s more, is, nobody will feel left out, since the lack of walls means you can all enjoy that beautiful group photo.


Wrapping it up

In conclusion, there is an abundance of reasons why you should get a photo booth for your next event. As you have seen, the prices can vary considerably depending on factors such as type of booth, length of hire and any other additional accessories which you would like.

It is certainly a price that is worth paying, however. Photo booths give you and your guests the chance to take some precious pictures of your event and use them as a keepsake of memories that will last for a lifetime.

Thanks for reading our blog if you wanted any more information then please contact the team on the following information:

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Non-standard wedding dresses: Why are they so popular?

There has been a dramatic change in the scene if the wedding dresses in the last number of years. Women and brides-to-be are chasing something that has a little bit extra than just their typical wedding dress. They are searching for something that is either a little bit unique or something a little bit more casual than any regular bridal dress, and who can blame them?

Of course, traditional wedding dresses are still the most common option, but this rise in popularity for non-standard wedding dresses is growing at an increasing rate. Wile they ever overtake traditional wedding dresses? Who knows. But today, we are going to investigate some of the reasons why non-standard wedding dresses have become so popular in the last number of years.


Where does this trend come from?

So you might be asking at this stage, “Why are people shunning traditional wedding dresses”. The truth is that it mainly stems from the fact that brides are searching for more than just a single dress. Nowadays, many brides want something traditional for the ceremony but would like something a little bit more glamorous, and a little bit more stylish for the celebrations which take place afterwards.

Nowadays, weddings span more than just one ceremony and often take place over several days. This means brides no longer just want the one traditional dress. Instead, they want something for all events such as the engagement party, the rehearsals, the after-party and then multiple pieces for the honeymoon.

This allows brides to be much more experimental when it comes to their wedding clothes. They turn away from the traditional bridal shopping experience In favour of outfit choices which allow them to reflect their style. Something which will enable them to become much more experimental in their own choices and pick something to match their everyday style.


Social Media influence

It is undeniable that social media has played a huge role concerning the cause of this switch. A bride now has a more open view of the wedding fashion choices of the rich and wealthy. On social media, they can open their eyes to celebrity brides who flaunt a range of outfits across their wedding weekends, alongside other A-list, world-celebrities who choose a less traditional design and opt for more than one dress.

The influence of social media is evident, isn’t it? For example, just have a look at the supermodel form Denmark, Emma Leth, who wore a beautiful beachy dress on her big day. Or Olivia Palermo, who spent her special day in shorts. Or perhaps most remarkable of all, Emily Ratajkowski, who opted for an orange suit at her ceremony. The number of options that exist for brides-to-be in this area is truly endless. 

It’s safe to say that the trend of an ‘after-party’ dress stemmed almost entirely from social media. Meghan Markle mostly started it on her special day. Since then, there has been a continual increase in demand for a sexy party option, that demand has trickled down to weddings across the country.



On top of this, many women are merely shopping more carefully and responsibly, which influences their choice of wedding dress. Brides no longer want to have to opt for something so formal, so that they can get more use out of the dress. Something that is a little bit more fashionable and perhaps resembles a bride’s everyday fashion choices can be worn on many occasions after the wedding.

Part of this trend stems from changes in our everyday shopping habits. Consumers are now much more aware of exactly how sustainable their clothes are, and the result is much more price-conscious shopping.

It can be noticed also that there is a much more extensive range of wedding attire now available from fashion retailers. For example, tops, jackets, mini dresses and more can all be found from several outlets.

It’s quite a significant jump, too. Traditionally, a wedding dress would be the most expensive purchase that a bride would ever make. It would sit in the back of her wardrobe and never be worn again after.

But in many ways, this is a good thing. Nowadays, there is much less pressure on brides to find one wedding dress that they like. They finally have the opportunity to enjoy selecting their style. They have more opportunity than ever, which takes away some of the pressure of buying their wedding dress too. Designers and retailers are also catering to this choice, leaving brides-to-be with a whole wealth of options in front of them.




 In conclusion, then, non-standard wedding dresses are more popular than ever before, and demand is only going to increase. There is a whole range of reasons why, but sustainability, social media influence and a more extensive range of options from retailers is at the heart of it.

 Maybe this change is all for the better too. It can take some of the pressure of brides to select the one wedding dress that is perfect for them. In truth, any step that can relieve the stress for the bride is always a good thing.

Will they ever overtake traditional wedding dresses? Unlikely. Big white wedding dresses have been around for almost two centuries, and there is no doubt that they won’t disappear overnight.

But like with the broader fashion world, wedding fashion is changing. Shoppers now have a much more extensive range of options, and it’s safe to say that they are taking full advantage of it.

Thanks for reading our blog if you wanted any more information then please contact the team on the following information:

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Baby showers: an outdated idea?

When a happy couple can declare that a new baby is on the way, it’s usually not just the parents who are getting excited. The future grandparents, aunts, uncles friends and any other loved ones will be looking forward to welcoming the newest member of the family. This baby shower is one of the most traditional ways for friends, family and loved ones to come together to celebrate the pregnancy. It’s a time for people to gather and ‘shower’ the happy couple with presents, love and good wishes before the birth of the baby.

However, in recent years this tradition seems to have died off a little bit. A combination of changes in social and cultural etiquette surrounding the birth of a new baby seems to have drawn people away from the idea of hosting these events.

In this guide, we are going to be discussing how baby showers have come about, and whether or not they are a truly ‘outdated’ idea.


What exactly is a baby shower?

A baby shower is essentially, like said before, a party to celebrate the expected birth of a new baby. It’s also a way in which friends and family can help new parents with whatever resources and gifts they may need because after all, having a baby can be expensive.


So, where did baby showers come from?

Baby showers as we know them are a relatively recent invention. The birth of babies has been celebrated for thousands of years. Still, the celebrations that took place throughout history are very, very different from the kind that we are so familiar with today.

The Ancient Greek and Egyptians held ceremonies to celebrate new babies and their mothers, during these ceremonies and rituals, gifts and good wishes were offered to the gods. During the Middle Ages, however, the ritual began to change, and new babies were celebrated in their baptism, which was an excellent opportunity to give gifts to new parents.

During the Renaissance years, mothers were given gifts and wishes of goodwill upon the birth of their baby. It was only during the Victorian years when the baby shower that we know today began to take shape. Back in those years, childbirth and pregnancy were not discussed publicly, so these celebrations took place after the birth of the baby.

The baby showers that we recognize today truly began to form after the world wars. It was an opportunity for people to offer support and resources for expecting mothers after the economic hardship of both world wars.


Are they outdated?

Given the fact that these traditions date so far back into our history, many people think it is absurd that we should get rid of these baby shower rituals. On the other hand, others argue that the motives for having these ceremonies and gatherings were different when they were first invented. Back then, the reasons were mostly to offer genuine economic support, but nowadays for the majority of families in the western world, that kind of support isn’t essential. Sure, raising a child can be expensive, but that doesn’t mean we have to gather around all of our friends and family to bring over 100 different pairs of baby shoes!

Of course, becoming a parent is a significant milestone in people’s lives, and it is undoubtedly worth huge celebrations, but that doesn’t quite call for forcing each other to spend hours oohing and aahing over the same stuff each time, does it? It’s a ritual that can be spectacularly boring for people who didn’t have kids. In all honesty, there may be better ways for us to celebrate each other's pregnancies, one that is a lot more fun for everybody involved.


How you can make baby showers more ‘modern.’


  1. Get the timing right

There are several ways in which you can make your baby shower more modern. The first if which is to get the timing right. Instead of hosting as soon as you announce you are expecting, you may wish to wait until the baby is born and organise a ‘welcome baby’ party. Of course, it is your decision whatever you decide to do, but this kind of celebration could be combined with a christening,



  1. Check over your guest list

To make sure that the experience is enjoyable for plenty of people, you should keep an eye on who you invite. The best choice is to go for immediate family and tight-knit friends. To make sure that everyone there can have a good time, it’s best only to invite those who are genuinely close to you, so everyone can enjoy it rather than feel obliged to attend.

On top of that, having one joint shower is becoming more and more common. If you know other people who are celebrating a pregnancy, there is no reason why you couldn’t have one celebration together, but if you don’t want guests to feel obliged to bring gifts to everyone, then just make that clear to them.


  1. Know when it opens the presents

People love to see small stuffed animals and tiny clothes, but the long opening of the all can get rather tedious, and guests who didn’t quite bring as large gifts may begin to feel embarrassed. You and your hosts should decide what feels best, but things do often work out best if the contributions are opened later. On top of that, even if your guest insists that one isn’t needed, you should send a thank-you note along, you have up to the baby’s two month birthday to address one without being late, according to baby shower etiquette.


  1. Get crafty with something different altogether.

Another popular option is the mani-pedi style party. All you have to do is block out a few hours at your favorite salon and get some besties to go with you. It’s a fun afternoon that you know everyone can enjoy, and a great way to celebrate an impending pregnancy.


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Will we see the rise of small weddings in 2020?

As the world slowly begins to emerge from the other side of the largest global pandemic in over a century, it bears to ask the question as to what kind of effect this will have on how we gather and celebrate with our loved ones again.

For example, when will we see large scale weddings and events that we had always taken for granted? Will we see the bride and groom being asked to kiss? What will wedding receptions & dinners look like?

Today, we are going to talk about whether we will see the increase of small weddings in 2020. While these micro-celebrations have been slowly gaining popularity over the last number of years, the experts would say that we are likely to see plenty more of them in the coming years as people become more concerned about keeping a social distance. Here are some of the most prominent things reasons why small weddings are on the rise and how couples can benefit from them.


They are more intimate

Having a wedding where each guest is more familiar with each other is inevitably going to lead to a more intimate and sentimental experience for everyone involved. For example, if you have a 150 person wedding, each guest may say ‘hi’ to each other, and leave it at that. But at a 30 guest wedding, it opens up the possibility to have a genuine experience and form a connection with every guest who is there. This makes for a great experience not only for the couple themselves but also for every guest who attends the wedding.

Additionally, when you have a smaller wedding, it allows you to personalize the reception more. For example, writing a personalized thank-you note for each guest on their seat at the reception would be impractical for a 100+ guest wedding, yet it is a realistic option for a reception of 50. When it comes to speeches too, the same thing applies. For example, you may include a particular anecdote if you know that your dad’s boss won’t be attending, which is always fun!


Those who aren’t in the guest list can still be included

If you have the intention to shrink to a small wedding, there are still an abundance of ways that you can include guests who perhaps received a ‘save the date’ invitation already. Just because they can’t be physically present doesn’t mean they won’t get to enjoy the day.

For example, you may have seen recently about couples who had initially planned big weddings with hundreds of guests, turning their special day into a micro wedding, yet still, live stream the ceremony for those who cannot attend. The same thing could be done for the wedding reception to allow guests to speak and dance with other guests who are tuning in from home.

Another low-cost idea which is becoming increasingly popular is to ship little gift packages to guests who can’t make it in person. That may be a small bottle of champagne, perhaps some cake, a Spotify playlist and a link to a live stream of the reception. Anything that encourages virtual guests to celebrate with the couple on the night.


You will cut costs

Almost every couple knows that the longer the guest list, the larger the budget. With the current economic state, having a vast guest list & budget just isn’t practical for many couples nowadays. It’s a no-brainer really that having fewer guests on your list will offer you a better ‘bang for your buck’. Even if you don’t have the intention to lower your budget, a smaller guest list may open doors to include some decorations or features that you wanted, but didn’t have the budget for.

Furthermore, with smaller guest lists, the opportunity to have a classic three-day wedding may make a return. When you only have less than 50 people, allowing them to stay for longer may make for a more memorable and enjoyable weekend. This is undoubtedly something that will appeal to many couples and their families.

Like we mentioned previously with allowing guests to enjoy the ceremony from home, if you have already paid your deposits and don’t want to miss out, there are ways you can make up for it. For example, any extra flower pieces that won’t be used at the venue can make up a part of the celebration package that we referenced above.


It may be the safest option for the future

Couples all around the world who had planned for their special day are now beginning to accept the fact that their wedding will have to be compromised by some form of restrictions on gatherings. That may actually be for the best, here’s why:

Even if there are no restrictions on attendees later in the fall, or into 2021, it may bet the safest option when taking into consideration the leave of mind and security of guests. Of course, no couple wants to put any form of risk onto their family members, in particular those who are deemed ‘high-risk’ from this pandemic. So rather than trying to enjoy a 200+ celebration, it may be more enjoyable to have a small, intimate wedding with friends and family, without having to worry about your safety or the safety of your guests.



In conclusion, then, there is no doubt that we will see the rise of small weddings in 2020, and perhaps even further into 2021, and for good reason too.

If you have planned a large wedding before the outbreak, there is no need to feel disappointed, looking on the bright side, this may be the perfect chance for you to experience a close, intimate gathering with those who you genuinely care about, and make sure that all guests feels safe in the process.


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How Lockdown is affecting the events industry

Currently, we are living in strange times. The whole world appears to have genuinely come to a standstill. Sports, politics, and global events have totally been put on hold, and the economic impact of that has been severe - and still not fully realized yet.

 One industry that has suffered hugely under the current global lockdown in the event industry. With social distancing in place and restrictions on gatherings, events such as exhibitions, conferences, and even personal gatherings such as weddings and formal parties have all taken a hit.


What Damage Has Been Done?

 The extent of the damage is so bad that it is reported that 60% of suppliers in the UK events industry could collapse entirely within three months if they are not given appropriate financial support in 3 months, according to an online survey carried out by the Events industry forum. Nearly 1500 businesses took part in the study, and even six per cent claimed that they would be unlikely to survive one month.

 This kind of collapse for businesses would result in hundreds of thousands of people losing their jobs across the industry. For example, according to a study from Bournemouth university, the outdoor event industry employs nearly 600,000 people. Over a sixth of them are estimated to work in the exhibitions, conferences, and indoor events industry.

 Another issue that the government faces is that most people who work in the outdoor industry are self-employed or freelancers who are dependent on the summer season to provide the bulk of their income. With plenty, if outdoor events such as music festivals, including Glastonbury and Edinburgh festival being cancelled, plenty of people are facing a bleak 12 months ahead before they will see more income, which could be hugely problematic for some people during the winter.

 In the business conference industry, the same trend applies. For example, 74% of all conferences and exhibitions have been either postponed to the last quarter of 2020, with almost all of the rest of them being cancelled.

 Despite the Chancellor recently indicating that event organisers should be eligible for leisure and hospitality grants, according to most of them who have applied, they were just turned down by their local council. In addition to that, only 1% of respondents who use for the given, ent backed scheme for Coronavirus interruption.


How has lockdown affected weddings and other parties? 

At this stage in the year, the wedding season would have been getting into full swing if we weren’t amid this pandemic. Instead, many couples now face lengthy postponements, which may be expected to last well into late 2021. Truthfully, no-one knows the answer about when weddings will be running again as usual, nor do we know how weddings will look in a post lockdown world. When restrictions do begin to ease, small ceremonies which involve no more than say five people may be allowed first. Yet at the moment, there has been no comment from this by the government.

 A little bit later, although not specified when (certainly not before 4th July), it is expected that the hospitality industry can begin to reopen again. Whether this means big weddings can finally happen again is unknown, and unlikely, but significant, indoor weddings aren’t looking likely.

 But you might be wondering how exactly the events industry, including weddings, parties and even larger conferences could look after the lockdown period. Here are some ways that our familiar norms may change once we come out the other side.


How will events change for the future?


The rise of outdoor venues

Of course, we are now aware that the virus doesn’t quite spread as quickly in the outdoors as it does indoors. That is why, after the pandemic, we could see the decline of formal events held indoors. When it comes to weddings, clients may even decide to hire outdoor marquees to accommodate guests on the grounds of venues in order to minimise the risk. Of course, however, there will be huge demand because of this, at the end of the day, there are only so many Saturday afternoon slots available in the summertime for an event.


Fewer guests

If having an event outdoors just isn’t feasible, the number of guests who attend a given event will likely cut dramatically, possibly even by half for weddings and other parties. For example, we could be getting used to emphasising the wedding ceremony itself, rather than the dancing and drinking, to minimise the dangers of crowds. At an event where food will be served for example, it is possible that there will be fewer guests at each table, or in the case of a wedding, guests may be seated based on their household.


No more destination wedding  

Recently we have seem that 14 day quarantines have been out in place for those who are traveling back to the UK from abroad, meaning that weddings which are held abroad may be put on hold, maybe even until 2022. An alternative perhaps is a wedding within the UK, where the venue is hired for the whole weekend. This means that guests can still enjoy the advantages that a destination wedding offers, but without exposing any guests to the risks of traveling to and from overseas countries.


Focus on hygiene

This applies to all sorts of events from business conferences to small formal parties. It may be a new norm for guests to have to wear masks, or any other type of facial covering. We may see a situation where attendees are refused from conferences because they aren’t wearing a masks, or perhaps even seeing masks which are specially made for weddings. Additionally, we should get used to seeing hand sanitisers on tables and around the venues to help people keep their hands clean.


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Band V DJ (or both?): The Definitive Answer 2020

There are certain things which are essential for a successful wedding. Like the bride, the groom, a venue... and of course, the music. Music is the crucial ingredient for a happy wedding to get everybody onto the dance floor so they can party their socks off.

The music, however, can be tricky to get right. You want to compile a list of songs that are a nice reflection of you and your couple, while ones that your guest will love. OK, so once you have the type of music sorted, you still have to decide on the toughest choice of the all... get a Band, or hire a DJ?

Well, the definitive answer is... it depends. Really, we aren’t here to tell you whether you should hire a DJ or band at your wedding, only you and your partner can make that decision. That’s why, in today’s guide, we are going to inform you of the pros and cons of each option, while making you aware of some other factors you need to take into consideration. Sound good?



Let’s start off with the more traditional option. There’s no doubt about it, bands are amazing. There are so many advantages to having a band at your wedding that we really don’t know where to begin. To start, even just watching these guys or girls rocking out with their instruments can be a great way to get the party started and increase the mood in the venue.

In addition to that, it’s hard to argue that a live band doesn’t just sound incredible. You can be almost guaranteed that any heartfelt love ballads are likely to be more emotional and heartfelt when they are played by a live band. Even the guests will enjoy watching the band, as their infectious personalities will frequently lead all members to the dance floor, who doesn’t want that!?

Unfortunately, however, it would be a lie to say that everything is rosy. You have to be 100% sure that the band itself plays your type of music. You may even wish to go as far as hearing them play before you decide to book them. Bands will also require breaks in between sets, so make sure to take this into account when you are making a decision, as it will result in frequent lulls in music. A band will also require a fair amount of space and electricity, so make sure that you are prepared for this as well.



Now comes the recent trend of hiring DJs. Straight off the bat, a DJ will quite literally have an endless supply of songs that are available to them. This is good because it means they can tailor to the mood or even perform some special requests. You may even take the time to ensure that they have a list of your favorite songs before the day itself arrives.

As well as that, DJ’s can take a break without having to pause the music, and some reputable DJ companies will have a stand by DJ, who is prepared to take over should an issue arise. Furthermore, they are often cheaper than bands and take up much less space.

Now on the other hand, hiring a DJ does give you the option to play ‘your songs’, it is still risky, in the fact that it may not evoke the same kind of energy from the crowd as live music. Along the same lines, if the DJ doesn’t have a personality, then they may really kill the vibe and the atmosphere of the venue. To be on the safe side you may wish to speak to people who have hired your DJ for their wedding, just to make sure that s/he is the real deal.

So now that we have gotten the pros and cons of each of them out of the way, it’s time to consider some other factors that you should keep in mind.


Do you have a theme in mind?

If you plan to have your wedding themes as the Great Gatsby for example, you may not wish to hire a techno DJ for your reception party. The theme is something that you must take into account when you are planning your wedding. You could find a DJ or band who is familiar with the music that surrounds your chosen theme. How closely you want the theme of your wedding to match the music may be the deciding factor between whether you opt for a band or a DJ.


Will you make your own playlist?

A lot of couples nowadays avoid this, and sometimes it can actually cost them! Maybe for those who don’t have a huge budget or who have similar tastes in music, this could be the best option for you. Keep in mind that you will have to select a playlist that is able to run for more than four hours potentially, and you should consider how the afternoon will flow, in addition to special songs that you’ll wish to play throughout your special night.


What about costs? Can I have both?

Almost always, a band is the most expensive option. This is because of the sheer amount of equipment which is involved in a band set up. You should evaluate your budget as an indication of whether you should opt for a band or hire a DJ. If you are really keen to have a band play at your wedding but aren’t able to afford a band for the full duration of the day, you may wish to have a band play for your ceremony and for cocktails, yet hire a DJ for the reception party.


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Trez Live Mix : House/Chart Dance 2019-20

Another amazing installment in the live mix series on the Trez Entertainment page, Start your VE Day party off with this selection of tunes to get the whole family going. Give the Mix a listen below!

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