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Children’s Entertainment At Your Wedding

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

When people think about Non Stop Kids Entertainment, they think about our award winning birthday party packages. While we perform at thousands of parties every year, we also get booked at a lot of weddings. In fact, we are one of only a few entertainment companies in the UK that specialise in wedding entertainment for children. You may have read our other Blog that explains why you should hire an entertainer at a wedding, but in this Blog, we are going to explain why having a kids entertainer at your wedding is so important and the best way to use them!

Why Would I want A Children's Entertainer?

Let’s be honest your typical wedding is a long day for most children. If you think about it, they will be leaving the house in the morning and won’t get back until very late at night. No matter how well behaved the children are, there is a very good chance they will be restless. Having a kids entertainer will keep the kids entertained during key parts of the day.

It will allow them to burn off some energy and in turn this will lead to them being better behaved. The children are entertained, the adults are without worry, everyone's a winner! You may be thinking when is the best time to hire a children’s entertainer.? There are two times throughout the day that work really well.

1. During The Lull And The Speeches

Most brides and grooms will have their speeches at the end of the Wedding Breakfast. This is a time that children will misbehave as they have been sitting down for a couple of hours and beginning to feel restless. Trust me, our childrens party entertainer knows what it's like! The last thing you want at your special day is for the speeches to be interrupted by children crying, shouting and what other mood they may be feeling. Therefore this is a great time to have an entertainer take the kids to one side for a couple of hours. With the entertainer keeping your children's attention occupied elsewhere, there will be no interruptions during the speeches and throughout the lull when the room is getting turned around. The entertainer will keep your children for up to two hours and by the time they're done, the evening reception will kick in and the kids can go and enjoy the rest of the evening. Your speech is completed and your kids are happy! No one's a loser!

2. During The Evening Reception

If you have a separate area away from where the main reception is taking place, an entertainer can easily set up a mini disco and bring the kids there. This will allow the adults to chat, drink and dance without worrying that their kids are okay. While the adults are enjoying themselves, the children are having a great time away in their own separate party room. No downside at all!

Important Things To Consider!

Despite the great features discussed prior, there are also some important decisions to consider if you are going to hire a kids entertainer for your wedding. Just a few things you need to make sure of before you book. Firstly, check that your entertainer has experience working at weddings. You may think it's identical to performing at an average party, but they are far different then you initally believed. Secondly, make sure your entertainer can work with a large amount of children. There may be many children at your wedding and while it's not a problem for us, there are some entertainers out there who will only perform for a certain limit. Crazy, right?

Building onto our previous point, check that your entertainer can work with a wide variety of ages. Unless you live in some weird time loop, there are going to be mixed ages and some entertainers are intimidated by this as they only know how to perform for a specific age range. In short, it is important your entertainer can cope with this. Moving on from one of our previous points, check that your venue has an area for the entertainer take the kids into. It's far easier to be in a separate room than the same room with the rest of the adults.

Lastly, make sure your entertainer has PLI Insurance. Most if not all wedding venues will insist on this and believe it or not, a lot of entertainers do not have up to date PLI Insurance. This is important to sort. That's everything you need to know to get the best entertainer ready, but we do have one more piece of advice for you...

Use Our Services!

The great thing is that at Non Stop Kids Entertainment we specialise in weddings. In fact, we have a full party package dedicated to wedding services! We can perform to an unlimited amount of children and work with a very wide age range. If you have children coming to your wedding, we highly recommend speaking to us about how we can look after the children while you can enjoy your special day! We promise you that booking Non Stop Kids Entertainment for your child’s party is the best thing you will ever do. 98% of our clients say they would recommend us to a friend.

If you would like a no obligation consultation from us for your child’s party then just visit our website through the banner below to fill in the form and we will get back to you within the hour. Or if you'd like to get in touch right away, call us at 0333 301 3002 and we'll help make your wedding day perfect!

Thanks for reading and we look forward to reward to hearing from you!

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