Consider your event
Firstly, you need to consider the type of event you are having. If you are looking for entertainment for your wedding, you are probably looking for a band or DJ for the reception, or someone who can play music during the ceremony.
This is your special day so choose entertainment that you both enjoy. If you are opting for a DJ, a god idea is to provide a disc of songs you want to make sure get played, and also let them know your personal style. You dont want classical or country music to start playing if you both enjoy pop or dance music.
When it comes to corporate events and charity fundraisers you need to consider the audience more in terms of the type of occasion you are hosting. If it is a fundraiser, you want people to donate money, so quality entertainment is important. You may want a number of acts, including a band,and perhaps a comedian earlier in the night.
Consider your budget
Budget is a very important consideration, especially if you are fundraising the event yourself and similarly if you have a strict amount you need to stick to. This is where it really does pay to shop around. Dont just go with the first entertainer you find. At the same time if you do find someone or a group who you think are the perfect entertainment for the event, but they are a little out of budget, sometimes it is a good idea to spend a little more to ensure your guests receive a quality performance.
Types of entertainment
Here are a few types of entertainment to consider:
* DJ: You can have a DJ who has their own style and you can let them work their magic. You can also hire someone who will play all your favourites. If it is an event with a dance floor, make sure you have a variety of music that the right audience can dance to, to make sure the dance floor gets used.
* Comedian: Comedians are always great early on in the night to lighten the mood and get people relaxed.
* Inspirational speaker: Inspirational speakers are great for corporate events and sit down dinners.
* Singer/Band: Bands are great as they are great to watch as well as dance to their music.
Ways to find the entertainment you want
Just like when you are searching for marquee hire companies for your event, you can similarly look for the entertainment for the event. Going online,or asking people who have just had a similar event are a few good places to start.
Choosing the right entertainment for your event should be fun and relatively stress free. I hope our tips have given you some great ideas on how to go about picking the right entertainment both you and your guests are sure to enjoy.