It's a great idea to hire some form of entertainment for your wedding guests and there are so many different approaches to inspire you.
To give you just a few Sussex wedding entertainment ideas to whet your appetite: think about jazz singers, soul bands, fireworks, harpists, magicians, fun casinos, Wedding DJs, caricature artists, singing waiters and even fortune tellers.
Aside from the ceremony itself, music often forms a hugely important aspect of almost any wedding. It really helps create the mood you would like whether romantic, fun and laughter, but above all helps to make your day one to remember for you and your guests for many years to come.
Here’s some great wedding entertainers based in Sussex from places like Brighton, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis, Horsham, Crawley and Hastings, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Sussex Wedding magazine when contacting wedding entertainers in Sussex.
Discover Your Dream Wedding Entertainment
Entertainment Nation is the UK's most trusted wedding entertainment agency. We pride ourselves on helping thousands of couples discover their dream wedding entertainment.
I take a lot of pride in making your wedding the most memorable experience I can. I do this by having an initial meeting to discuss your vision for your Wedding Reception, and how I can help you create your vision and take some of the stress away. You can put your mind at ease knowing you have your music in safe hands as I am an award-winning DJ with many years of Wedding DJ experience.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s disco tour coming to a local venue near you!
Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Christmas Kitchen Disco UK Tour begins in November and here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we think it will make a great night out for your hen/stag or sten do! Tickets for shows are on-sale now The shows will feature hits from throughout Sophie's career, as well as some very festive classics, all in Sophie's own seasonal disco style. The tour follows on from the huge success of her 2022 Kitchen Disco Tour in which she brought her lockdown online sensation from her kitchen to sold-out stages across the country, including a sold-out finale at the London Palladium.
Posted: 22 February 2023
RRS Music Management has formally branched out into the wedding industry
RRS Music Management has been providing live entertainment for venues and events since its launch, and this year it has formally branched out into the wedding industry. Owner Rose Raymond- Silvester says, "We're excited to offer a number of outstanding acts from solo to four-piece band and want to help make the memories that really count." RRS Music Management offers bespoke packages to suit any style or theme you choose for your big day.
Posted: 26 January 2023
Christmas winter wedding music
Getting married at Christmas doesn't mean that you have to plan a Christmas-themed wedding. Here, roaming band The Travelling Hands, suggest songs that would work well for a Christmas winter wedding and the songs to avoid! When it comes to music, the same rule applies. Just because you want to get married at Christmas it doesn't mean that your musical playlist has to be full of Wizzard & Cliff Richard if you don't want it to be there. When our acoustic roaming band The Travelling Hands perform at winter weddings we see a wide variety of decisions when it comes to Christmas songs. Some want to embrace the Christmas classics - adding these into their day. Others like a few placed in here and there, whilst some want to just stick to their favourite songs without any Christmas numbers added in at all.
Posted: 16 December 2022
Supergroup Claire Richards & Duncan James surprise couple on their wedding day
Pop royalty, Claire Richards and Duncan James, joined forces on Saturday 17th September, as the ultimate wedding band - Simply Wed - to surprise one lucky couple with a performance of poptastic floor-filling songs on their wedding day. Anna Novelli and Samuel Hold from Bournemouth were delighted when the power duo 'crashed the wedding' at the Larmer Street in Wiltshire, to surprise guests and the lucky couple with the performance of a lifetime. The couple - both Steps and Blue superfans - were overwhelmed with joy to have the newly minted wedding supergroup perform, having known all the routines to Claire and Duncan's biggest hits since childhood!
Posted: 26 September 2022
Duncan James from Blue and Claire Richards from Steps will sing at your wedding!
To celebrate the nation's love of cheese, as we head into wedding season, Mini Cheddars has brought together two pop icons - Duncan James from Blue and Claire Richards from Steps - in musical matrimony to form the ultimate wedding supergroup - Simply Wed. And one lucky couple will win an exclusive performance from 'Simply Wed' at their wedding this September. To mark the launch of the wedding supergroup, Mini Cheddars commissioned research revealing the ultimate wedding playlist with Dancing Queen by ABBA taking the top spot – 46 years after it was first released. A poll of 2,000 wedding guests saw Don't Stop Me Now by Queen and Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline complete the top three. The 'big day' playlist also included Happy by Pharrell Williams, Toploader's Dancing in the Moonlight, as well as Mr Brightside by The Killers. Also featured in the top 40 were Single Ladies by Beyonce, 5,6,7,8 by Steps and One Love by Blue.
Posted: 29 July 2022
The songs millennials want played for their first dance
Over the past year, UK searches for 'first dance songs 2022' have increased by +1,300%, whilst searches for 'first dance ideas for non-dancers have increased by +300% showing that more couples are looking for inspiration. The first dance is likely to be one of the most memorable moments of your wedding, so naturally, newlyweds are determined to pick the most suitable song. A decision needs to be made whether to choose an old classic or maybe the new love song that's currently in the charts.
Posted: 19 June 2022
Harpist Fiona Hosford tells us more about her business
Fiona Hosford is a talented harpist based in the South East of England. Her work takes her to Surrey, Sussex, Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Hampshire and Berkshire, performing at weddings, corporate events, and other social events.
Fiona has been performing for more than 20 years and her repertoire ranges from classical music to light jazz and modern classics. She can cater for every musical taste and is happy to incorporate any special requests into her performance.
Fiona tells us what she's been up to over the last few years. "To help couples during the pandemic, I started hosting free nightly concerts through my Facebook page," says Fiona. "I've been continuing this ever since and have loyal and lovely followers from Germany, Australia and America, besides the UK! I like to theme each Friday night's online playing session and haven't run out of ideas yet! I was also nominated for a 'Local Hero' award in March 2020 for my online concert series by BBC Radio Sussex, which was lovely and quite unexpected! I was then given an online award in January 2021 for my 'online series' by David Taylor, who's well known throughout the classical music world.
Posted: 30 May 2022
Upcoming showcases for renowned band
The Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters. They offer high energy live music for weddings, festivals, private functions, and corporate events. Their band size is fully customisable from 3 to 14 musicians, making them the perfect fit for any event budget or style. Blue Lion's talented musicians have performed with renowned artists including Ellie Goulding, Kanye West, Mark Knopfler, Tom Jones, George Michael, Gotye, and Alicia Keys. They work to make every event unforgettable, creating and delivering high-energy, fun performances to keep the dance floor jumping. This talented crew will create a set list to suit your musical preferences, from elegant classical music or string pop covers for the ceremony, to jazz during cocktail hour, and dance music to get the crowd going during the reception. If you're planning a destination wedding, Blue Lion Band travels around the world! They are available to perform at events throughout the United Kingdom and for travel to France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and more.
Posted: 3 May 2022
All night long: Keeping the dancefloor busy
We're having nightmares about those awkward periods during weddings we've been to where the dancefloor is empty. How can you suggest we avoid this embarrassment at our wedding?
This is a great question asked by many engaged couples. The key point to consider here is whether the right music is playing. Let's think about this, if I were to ask you: "What's your favourite music?" You may give me a list of amazing tunes, but will they set the dancefloor on fire? A better question to ask is: "What do you promise to dance to?" This will make you think about those songs you remember celebrating to.
Posted: 22 March 2022
With weddings on hold throughout most of 2020 the team at entertainment provider, Toast, made the best use of their time and energy to rebrand and relaunch the company's website. Director Nathan Evans says, "We spent a lot of time chatting with our designers and web builders to ensure our new brand had rationale developed into every area. The logo, colour palette and web build were all deeply considered and had meaning embedded into every inch." The say every picture tells a story and this is certainly the case for Toast's new logo.
Posted: 17 December 2021