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December 2018

Keeping Guests Entertained On Your Wedding Day

On mentioning the words ‘wedding entertainment’, the unfortunate reality which pops into most people’s heads, is that of an image of a cheesy DJ, acting as though he’s just stepped out of a scene from Love Actually. Along with pictures of the even more terrible dancing his music receives in response, it’s not what everyone has in mind for their special day.

However, having some sort of entertainment at your wedding doesn’t have to be like another clichéd scene in a film; there are a lot of very unusual ways to keep you and your guests thoroughly entertained all day. And they’re guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

Why not hire a magician for some table entertainment as your guests are having dinner? This certainly doesn’t mean that your wedding guests will feel as though they’ve been invited to a kid’s birthday party; in fact there are some incredibly impressive and sophisticated magicians available for events and they will be well adapted to charming even the most sceptical family member. From card tricks to optical illusions, there are magicians that delve into all aspects of trickery, so you can make sure that you will be getting very varied entertainment.

For weddings at which guests will also be able to enjoy spending time outdoors, hiring some giant games is a definite way of keeping people of all ages occupied. This could be the perfect answer for those couples including children at their wedding. The range of outdoor activities available is huge and depending on the style of your wedding, you might want to opt for the more traditional lawn games, such as croquet and bowls, or go for those all time favourites with a giant jenga or snakes and ladders set.

Similarly if you want to inject some fun into your big day, then inflatable games or bouncy castles will be a hit, and not just with the younger guests at the wedding. Everybody loves these activities and you’ll be surprised how many people will want to get involved, happily ditching their finest outfits to don that giant sumo suit!

Unusual wedding entertainment can be the ideal option for a lot of couples, particularly those looking to have a themed wedding. Entertainment can be tailored to suit any wedding style, but something particularly apt if your theme is fun is sourcing some fairground stalls or games for the occasion. Guests will feel as though they’ve just stepped into a theme park and there are a number of companies available that offer unique, quirky stands. Alternatively, hiring a fun casino is also a great option for those who perhaps aren’t too keen on the after-dinner dancing. Even if guests have never played any casino games before, the experienced croupiers that oversee the games will usually be happy to explain, so your whole wedding party could try their hand at gambling!

In a similar way, if you know that getting your guests up on the dance floor could take some persuasion, then couples might like to consider hiring an instructor to give a mini dance lesson to their friends. This will keep guests entertained while the bride and groom are having their photo taken, or it could be used as an ice breaker to get people into the party mood. Whether it’s family line dancing, a bit of tango or some sexy salsa skills you’d like to have a taste of, there is scope to get creative.

For wedding entertainment designed to impress, and something different from the traditional firework display, why not consider using circus acts or fire shows? These are designed to be wonderful spectacles and the amazing pyrotechnics involved are one way to ensure that your guests will be impressed.

Of course, even with all these weird and wonderful alternatives, no one can deny that having music at your wedding creates the perfect atmosphere. Instead of the obvious choice of a DJ, it is definitely worth thinking about integrating some live music into the celebrations, as this can set exactly the tone you require on your special day. To add a touch of sophistication and class, couples might enjoy having a jazz band or classical quartet or a musician to play during the meal or reception. It is worth investing some time into finding the right musical act because the variety is immense.

Starting Family Traditions on Your Wedding Day

When women were just girls, a good number of them dreamed of the perfect wedding that one day will be theirs to celebrate. Some of them would even picture themselves in their mother’s old wedding dress or even wearing their grandmother’s necklace, which she wore in her own wedding day several decades back. As these girls mature, they become more detailed in their thoughts that they would go as far as planning the theme and some of the activities of this special event. Dreaming is free, so why not dream big?

There are plenty of traditions involved in a wedding. Of course, we are very familiar with common line “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”. Some people would really try to complete these items on their special event. They believe that they will have a better married life if they do. Another tradition is the so-called heirloom. It can be as simple as a handkerchief or as elegant as a studded bracelet, but there’s just something to be said about the feeling you get when you are able to participate in a tradition that has meant so much to your family. An “heirloom” doesn’t have to be old. Memories are continuously made, so why not start with you?

The quality of an item that could possibly become an heirloom candidate is very important. It needs to have quality construction so that it can last long enough to be in the family for generations to come. Timelessness is another factor to consider. When you want something to be passed on to your children and to your children’s children, avoid trends or fads since you can’t be sure if during their time to marry, the same fad or trend still exists. Styles come back after generations, but you can never tell exactly when.

One of the easiest ways to start a tradition that will stay in the family is with jewelry. One that has a story to tell behind a certain piece is just perfect to start a lasting heirloom. On wedding events, wedding cuff links are just the right pieces to consider as an heirloom. They are built to last and they never go out of style. Wedding cuff links can easily be marked with designs that mean a lot to you. They can also be shaped into whatever form you like and can be made with any special metal or precious stones to add solid value to it.

Just imagine yourself sitting on the couch with your daughter or son while you are flipping through photo albums from your wedding day several years from now. Your child will surely enjoy viewing your photos knowing that one day, he or she will be walking down the aisle, too, and you will be there for them – with a special gift that is a nice pair of wedding cuff links worn with love in a very special event a few decades back. There really is no reason you can’t start your own family tradition on your wedding day, right?

Whether your interests are in silver, gold, artistic, sports, or other theme-related cufflinks, we’ve got you covered. Cufflink Aficionado carries a broad range of men’s cuff links designed to meet each connoisseur’s individual style and interest. Our selection of wedding cufflinks is sure to top off that perfect look.