Four Factors to Think About When Choosing Entertainment for Your Event


Nowadays, there are plenty of entertainment options for you, whatever type of event you are having. If you are having a birthday party or anniversary, it’s pretty common to have a photo booth – and it’s a standard in today’s weddings. If you are going to have a corporate event or affair, you can expect to see a live band, entertainer, or stand-up comedian. But what would be the most engaging entertainment act, and how do you know your audience will like it? In other words, what should you think about when it comes to choosing the best entertainment, one that your audience will remember for days – no, months – after the event has ended? To make the best selection, here are the four factors to consider when choosing entertainment for your event.

1.Know and be in tune with your audience

The first thing to consider, of course, is your audience. When considering the best kind of entertainment for your event, you have to think about your audience – what would they love and what would pique their interest? The entertainment you opt for must be appropriate to the age of your participants, and it should also fit your event’s style. For instance, a face painter wouldn’t do at an all-CEO conference, but it might be an excellent choice at a birthday party. On the other hand, carnival rides and stalls would be great for almost any event, and there are plenty of fairground hire specialists who can bring your vision to life. 

2.Determine a fair budget

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Of course, when it comes to entertainment, your budget will be another factor you must take into account. It is why it’s crucial to do your research beforehand – know what the rates are for the kind of entertainment you want, and if you can, get a few quotes so you can compare and have a better idea of the rates. Then, even if you pay more, make sure that it’s worth the money – and gives you full value for it in the end. 

3.Gain some insight and advice

When you do your research, try and see if you can speak to another person who has used the same act or entertainment option in the past, and get advice from them if you can. And if you’re still looking for entertainment ideas, word of mouth can be your best answer. It takes the guesswork out of the equation as you have someone to vouch for their service, and it decreases the risk on your part about hiring a less-than-stellar act or service.

4.Think about your event’s size

Another aspect to consider, which not many people do, is thinking about the event’s size. It’s surprising, in a way, that people don’t consider the size – as it also heavily influences the kind of entertainment you will have. For a bigger event, think about something more robust – it wouldn’t do to have a cooking or mixology class for an event that’s 300-strong, just as it wouldn’t be the same if you have a carnival theme for a 50-person event. But when you have a larger event, it follows that you will have different needs for the audio-visual setup as your space will be larger, so make the necessary changes accordingly.