Event Planner Trending – Entertainment Options And Ideas


Event planner trending? Of course #eventplanner might not be the top hashtag of the day, but I’ll bet if you’re attempting to plan a great event, you’ll be looking for an amazing event planner.

Event Planner Trending –

These are essentials for planning your event, and your event planner will need you to have these details already lined out before they come on board:

  • Specific purpose of the event and what outcome you desire at the end.
  • Limitations such as budget, time, travel for destination events.
  • Size, number of people, food choices, and entertainment options.

These three elements are likely non-negotiable. And you’ll need to be aware of any possible changes, prior to hiring your event planner. Start with these details and start locking in the basic plan before you contact the planner.

Structuring Event Options –

Who will be helping? Do you have a team on board already? Most business events have speakers lined up within the company, or specific for their purpose. You’ll want to share this information with your event planner. Know who is in charge of these items and let your professional planner know who they’ll be working with at the company.

  • Food planning and decisions.
  • Entertainment decisions.
  • Travel planning and organization.
  • Ultimate location, destination for event.
  • Emergency team. Know who to call in the event of an emergency.

Be sure to delegate responsibilities and get everyone involved.

Marketing Your Event –

If your event is more than company wide, you’ll want a bigger marketing team, but here’s a list of the basics for marketing and bringing in company attendance.

  • Layout your marketing plan.
  • Define benefits of attending your event.
  • Decide on media options (Social Media is ALWAYS good).
  • Bring company bloggers on board.
  • Determine what hashtags #eventplannertrending should represent your event.
  • Set up registration options.
  • Simplify registration and payment with online options.
  • Get YouTube Videos of all speakers. Snippets sell.
  • Splash the entertainment on ALL social media.
  • Increase word of mouth marketing by giving them something to talk about. Keywords and phrases matter.

Of course, you’ll be ready to capture an audience on the big day, but your audience should already be excited, thrilled to be attending, long before the event. If you’ve done your work as a business, your event planner will have access to all the pertinent information, and your marketers will have created quite a stir.

Bringing in great entertainment for your affair is an absolute MUST. Your planner should know who is currently trending and popular and be ready with a great selection of artists, bands, and big name entertainers ready to meet your needs.


Best Wedding Entertainment Options For Big Weddings


The best wedding entertainment options may not include big bands that play traditional music, but we’ll let you decide that after you see some of our great selections. Making the decision to hire a band shouldn’t end in over the top stress attacks, but if you’re not sure what to do, you may be struggling. That’s why we offer great entertainment solutions for weddings of all sizes.

The bigger the wedding, the bigger the band?

Perhaps not… Let’s consider what your wedding reception style is, before we pick the best wedding entertainment for you.

Formal – Ball room style dancing, formal or black tie attire, evening wedding.

Semi-Formal – Indoor usually, semi-formal attire, may be afternoon or evening reception.

Casual – Indoor/outdoor, semi-formal to casual attire, afternoon reception.

As they imply a variety of dress codes, these wedding styles also imply a variety of band options.

Best options for a Formal Wedding Reception – include a Big Band Era, Swing Band, String Quartet, Classic Ensembles, Latin or Salsa, or Orchestra – specialties might include a theme or musical era with selected music options. One of my favorite options is to hire a Big Band for the music and add lookalikes for some variety in music selections and entertainment options. Not everyone will be dancing, so having a variety of entertainment can make the formal reception more fun for everyone.

Best options for a Semi-Formal Wedding Reception – include Latin or Salsa, String Quartets, Jazz Bands, Swing Bands, or Show Bands featuring themes, more modern music, and specialty tribute artists, or specialty acts.

Best Wedding Entertainment for Casual Receptions – include specialty acts, String Quartets, Specialty Tribute Artists or bands featuring indoor/outdoor option themes, more sing-a-long music, softer music for strolling or dancing on smaller dance floors might be included.

The bigger the wedding, the bigger the band? Feature bands with artists who sing well known covers, a cover band, or a 10 piece ensemble that offers more options might be a better band selection for the big wedding. Or a few string quartets entertaining in different areas of the reception? Hiring an event planner, or music agent to help you plan your wedding reception offers better choices.

One of the more successful wedding receptions I remember was a house party reception where the bride had hired four different bands to play in different areas of the house, gardens, and barn – turned ballroom. The early part of the reception was decidedly casual to semi-formal, but later in the evening when the lights came up in the ball room, the four bands came together as one ensemble and ball room dancing went long into the night.

How exciting your wedding and reception can be, when you hire the right bands for the right job!


Holiday Events – Entertainment Options Matter


Everybody has been to the office party where Sally has a little too much to drink and ends up sitting on the boss’s lap while his wife watches in horror. And nobody wants to repeat that event. In fact, many professionals will avoid attending office parties because of the opportunity for such embarrassing events to happen.

But the office party doesn’t have to become a horrifying and embarrassing experience for anyone. Here are a few fun options that don’t include over imbibing in the spirits of the season:

1 – Present a Dance and Cover Band Challenge

Hire two bands, schedule them to play two sets, and have the attendees decide which band is the best. You’ll want to do this event early in the season with plenty of dance time, food and tables for conversational discussions among the different teams. And selected teams who are designed to confer over the dance bands to determine who is the best band. By encouraging your teams to work together on their selection based on several factors, you’ll be growing team efforts, and building relationships,while keeping them focused on a specific project.

End of the night, the best band gets a repeat performance at another party later in the season. Much like the Winter Formal and Prom, the first one is a practice run for the Grand Event.

2 – Motivational Speaker or Comedian

Stand up comedy can bring a whole different spectrum to the Holiday Event, if your crowd wants to be entertained, rather than participate in the entertainment. Nothing is better than a Tony Robinson event to move your team off-center, grow some team-building spirit, and walk away from a fun event exploding with energy and desire to move through the season making more effort to achieve greater goals. And even the most driven motivational speaker can offer solid comedic hilarity to an evening out.

3 – Impersonators Roaming the Room

Didn’t you ever want to dine with Elvis Presley? What about a dance with Taylor Swift? Can you imagine sitting at the same table as Marilyn Monroe? Or how about just a chat with Abraham Lincoln over current political challenges? Sometimes the most exotic forms of entertainment can be the least staged, and still the most well planned events.

And nobody does gratitude better than Elvis, “Thank you, Thank you. Thank you, very much.”

Building your team through events where entertainment, connection, and relationships mix can be fun, successful, and well-structured. Don’t look now, but Elvis is in the room!