Fun and Games
Hire a carousel, ferris wheel or funfair games such as a coconut shy or hoopla from GR Tucker & Son Fun Fairs. Make sure you find time for you and the groom to take a spin on the big wheel. www.funfairridehire.com
If you’re having a summer wedding, why not hire some outdoor games for kids (big and small) to enjoy? Stanley-based NBK Leisure can provide giant versions of jenga, noughts and crosses, connect four, as well as a nine-hole crazy golf. www.nbkleisure.co.uk
Get both families mingling and having fun with roulette, blackjack or poker casino games from RealDeal Fun Casino in Middlesbrough. It’s perfect for filling the gap between the wedding breakfast and the evening do. Prepare for it to get rowdy! www.realdealfuncasino.co.uk
As If By Magic...
During an average year, Chris Cross performs at around 40 weddings in the UK, as well as headlining more than 200 events, so he’s in high demand. His magic will astound guests, leaving them to repeat ‘How did he do it?’ for weeks to come. www.chris-cross.co.uk
Paul Lytton (aka The North East Magician) performs on a personal level by working his fast and exciting magic on guests as wedding photographs are being taken. It’s a great icebreaker for people meeting each other for the first time. www.northeastmagician.co.uk
Make your special day memorable for all the right reasons, including your entertainment. North East wedding magician David Diamond’s fast-paced magic and mind reading will have guests laughing in astonishment. Prepare for some jaw-droppingly good illusions. www.corporate-illusion.co.uk
Put Your Dancing Shoes On
The Paul James Band is a professional wedding and function band based in the North East. As well as playing the first dance and getting the party started in the evening, the musicians in the band can provide live music throughout the day such as solo sax for drinks in the garden, solo piano or guitar for the wedding breakfast, and song requests for the ceremony. www.pauljamesband.co.uk
Get everyone on the dance floor with Newcastle Ceilidh Band, which includes a dance caller to guide guests around the dance floor, and their DJ is available to change the music style when the party goes into the late hours! www.newcastleceilidhband.co.uk
AMV Live Music take the hassle out of finding the perfect musical act to suit your wedding day. Browse their website. Select an artist. Listen to their track. Enquire. It’s that simple. They’ll do the running around and chasing for you, so you can focus on more important things like booking the honeymoon! www.amvlivemusic.com
Before the evening entertainment starts, think about providing some entertainment during the day. Live harpist Helena’s repertoire spans from classical music to modern pop for a relaxing soundtrack when photographs are being taken, or during the wedding breakfast.
It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, so let swing singer Alexander Lomas get everyone’s toes tapping with classics by Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis and Tony Bennett at your wedding breakfast or evening do. www.alexanderlomas.com
As seen in Vogue, Boothalicious based in Newton Aycliffe provides a professional photo studio that is perfect for pouting and striking a pose. Choose your bespoke backdrop and theme to match your wedding scheme and help yourself to the overflowing prop chest. www.boothalicious.co.uk
Hire a retro 1960s-style photo booth from Snaparazzi in Jesmond to capture funny and crazy guest moments. The photo booth prints two strips — so one can go in your guestbook, while the guests can take one away. www.snaparazziphotobooths.co.uk