The Hottest Trends in Wedding Entertainment

From fire breathers to magicians and living statues, there are more wedding entertainment options than ever!

Couples are constantly searching for new ways to entertain their wedding guests and create the perfect memories of their big day.

We’ve rounded up some of the most popular wedding entertainment ideas of 2019, to give you some inspiration for your big day. Something missing from our list? Let us know by commenting on our Facebook post here!


Keeping guests entertained between breaks is essential. Magicians have been entertaining at weddings for hundreds of years and they’re still just as popular now. Magic tricks are perfect for during the reception, waiting for photos to be taken and entertaining guests throughout the entire day.

The Red Events team recommends Kevin Jay Magician, a talented magician that incorporates comedy and even hypnotism into his magic tricks. Card tricks, disappearing acts and sleight-of-hand wonders never fail to entertain wedding guests and add an extra bit of magic to the day.


Classical Music

For those looking to add a classical touch to their big day, classical music will never fail to hit the right note with guests. Stunning string quartets, like the Serenata String Quartet, and heartwarming harpists, like Maxine Moline-Rose and the Melandra Duo, are popular choices for elegant wedding entertainment.

Those wanting to make sure the soundtrack to their wedding day will never sound out of style opt for classical music–and it’s not just Pachelbel's Cannon being played. We see many couples that request their favourite contemporary song to be delivered by classical guitarists, like the incredibly talented Mat Lomas, to add a personalised touch to their ceremony.

Hire Acts and Fire breathers

Simply perfect for outdoor, tipi or garden style weddings, the choice here will definitely turn the heat up at your wedding!! Think outside the box!  Unique selections include roller skaters/living tables/red carpet ladies/living statues/dancers/hosts and hostesses/stilt walkers/circus acts! What ! I’m exhausted !

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Not only something fun for your guests it is a momentum of your wedding day that your guests can keep and remember forever. Great for between proceeding’s  or during wedding photographs!

Casino Table

A perfect ice breaker to keep guests mingling and entertained is a casino table, like Sapphire Occasions, with full-sized casino tables and professional croupiers.

Glitter Bar

One of the biggest trends we’ve seen this year is the popularity of makeup, glitter & tattoo bars, like Coco Vintage, where brides and guests can get glittered up for evening celebrations.

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Animals are becoming very popular additions to wedding ceremonies again. Animal lovers across England cannot resist including their pet dog, cat (and even horses!) in their celebrations, with some even bringing their animals down the aisle with them!

Dog owners are spending hours training their canine friends to be the official ring bearer of their wedding. Even cat-loving guests can’t help but delight in adorable dogs playing such an important role in the ceremonies.

For those without pets, you can even hire animals for your wedding day. Jessie’s Miniature Shetland horses are extremely popular with kids and adults alike and make for the most beautiful wedding photos.

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Outdoor games

While we can’t always guarantee good weather–even in the great British summer–outdoor games are becoming very popular ways to create memorable experiences on the big day.

Wedding guests are going crazy for giant snakes and ladders, croquet, horse shoe throw, giant Jenga and even tug-of-war games enjoyed outside. Events Hire companies like Glamour Events Hire even specialise in Lawn Games to help create the perfect outdoor entertainment on wedding days.

If the rain comes falling on the day, many games can easily be played indoors to get guests of all ages mingling and having fun. Retro Arcade games such as Pakman, Donkey Kong and Pinpong can all be enjoyed indoors. If all else fails, add some sparkle to your big day with a firework show that guests can enjoy from inside or outside.

Live bands and music

Whether it’s a solo singer, duo or a 12-piece brass band, live bands and music are the ultimate way to get your wedding party going. Guests can dance to live jazz, rock and roll or even a tribute act of your favourite idol or band.

Live music sets the mood for celebrations in the day and the night. Live acts like Blue Lion Band, The Pedal Tones and Lee Gordon are extremely popular acts in the North West that can really get the party started at weddings. Sets can be tailored to your personal choices, and guests will love the unique atmosphere that only quality, live music can create!

Photo booth or magic mirrors

It’s obvious why photo booths and magic mirrors are hugely popular at weddings! These beautiful and hilarious pictures are incredibly fun and make perfect treasured keepsakes for you and your guests.

Companies like the Booth Tube even bring props to help make your photos unforgettable. Guests love the talking point, and it’s a great way to get your guests mingling with each other.

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For the Kids

An important thing to keep in mind when planning the entertainment for your wedding is to keep any young kids entertained. Failing to keep the little ones sufficiently entertained can lead to unhappy parents. Fun-filled goodie bags or a play area makes it easy to put a smile on kids’ faces.

You can also hire wedding nannies who will keep your kids entertained with arts, crafts and games. Companies like Squib & Squidge help to take care of kids and make sure all your guests–no matter how old–will enjoy your wedding day!

Wedding Hairstyles You Need For 2019!!

Wedding Hairstyles You Need For 2019

From Dutch Crown Braids to Boho Waves, the range of hairstyles to choose from can have brides pulling out their hair! There is also so much to consider when choosing your perfect style, from weather to accessories - it’s difficult to know where to start!

To help, bridal hairstylist Jenny Dold from Pinned By Jenny is here to share the top wedding hairstyles you need for the perfect 2019 wedding!

Top Hairstyles For 2019

There are some absolutely beautiful trends emerging for 2019 that brides are getting super excited about! Here are the top 4 trends that you need to watch for your 2019 wedding!

Romantic soft updos 


The classic updo is the ultimate in bridal chic. Weave in some delicate flowers for a natural and girly finish.


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Plaits will never go out of style, but brides are in love with this style for 2019. This style allows you to take your hair down after the reception and enjoy gorgeous waves for your party or while you're on your way to the honeymoon the next day.

Loose waves 

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Steal the red carpet look with loose waves, which are favourites of celebrities including Eva Longoria.

Half up, half down 


Amy Schumer made the world swoon with her hair half up, half down for her big day! This creates an elegant but relaxed bridal look.


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Pinned by Jennie is North West’s leading freelance hairdresser. Jenny specialises in wedding and event hair. Contact Jenny now:


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Why is wedding stationery important for your big day?

Choosing the right wedding stationery for your big day can sometimes be daunting, as there are lots of decisions to be made. Pearl Vine Print explains why wedding stationery is so important for your big day!

The main decision to be made are; what style am I going for - traditional or modern? What colour scheme do I want? What exactly do I need? A lot of couples don't realise at first how many items there are available to give the perfect finishing touches. As a stationery designer, I can help you use wedding stationary to make your big day as perfect as you always imagined it to be.

One of the first things to think about

One of the first decisions for a newly-engaged couple is to decide on the date. Once the date has been decided, you usually want to let your nearest and dearest know with a ‘Save the Date’. This is so important as it gets the guests excited as they can start to plan for your wedding, and also gives your guests their first keepsake of your wedding day. More importantly, it the first chance to set the theme of your wedding. There are digital options but a printed one will always be more special - there is something beautiful about receiving a beautifully designed Save the Date that you can keep forever.

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It covers so many parts of your wedding journey

Apart from the Save the Date, there are so many other things to consider. Everything from the lead up to the wedding; invites, RSVPs - to the day itself; arriving at the venue, the Order of Service, welcome signage, Order of Events, signs for guest book tables, menus, name place cards, seating plans - the list goes on! There's nothing more exciting for me than a bride who has lots of ideas as the possibilities are truly endless! Budget will always be considered, so all ideas are achievable - no idea is too crazy!

It's a keepsake for many

I found personally that on my wedding day, there were so many comments made on a number of things. There were comments on the order of events which everybody loves to see to give them an idea of what was going on throughout the day. There were also the name place cards which the majority of guests kept as it was another special memoir of our wedding. Even with to the menus, guests wanted to remind themselves of the food options which is nice to have. If the couple go for individual menus then that's another thing guests can keep.

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How do I decide exactly what I need?

Every couple is different and that's great for me as one day I can be designing a bohemian-style, floral invite and the next day a foiled, wax-seal invite. It depends on the venue, the couple's style and even the season when they are getting married. I always like to discuss with the couple if they have any ideas in mind and then take it from there, as most usually know what they'd like. I usually start with Save the Dates or invitations and then nearer the time they might want to look at their on-the-day items. I have house collections but offer a bespoke service for those who have a clearer idea of something specific they'd like me to design.

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Finishing touches

The great thing with all of my collections being customisable is that there are luxury extras which can be done as a little add on. Wax seals can be customisable too and come in an array of colours. There's also vellum wraps, monograms (an emblem of the couple's initials - like a logo for their big day) and envelope liners to send out any stationery. There really are so many options and each decision is so important!

I think the key thing to remember is that everything can be done within reason and within budget. I also offer foiling as an option too for those who love a touch of luxury as much as I do. If you'd like to find out a bit more or would like to ask any questions about finding the stationery for you, please send me a message over on my website at

The 5 Trends Brides Can’t Get Enough Of For 2019

Every bride wants her makeup to be perfect for her big day, but it can be difficult to keep on top of bridal trends to make sure your makeup is on point. You may hear a range of different and sometimes even contradictory tips and even if you do finally get your head around it, how do you know if these “trends” will still be trendy by the time your wedding day actually comes around? 

Thankfully, makeup expert Natalie Hehir from Makeup by Nat is here to give you the trends for 2019 that brides can’t get enough of.

  Top Trends

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Berry Lips

Bye bye nude! 2019 is all about making bold statements with berry coloured lips. Celebs can’t get enough of the pretty but striking confidence that berry lips radiate. It’s the perfect colour to add a feminine palette to your makeup. Finish berry lips with more subtle blusher in pastel colours for the perfect combination.

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Dewy Highlight

Ever wondered how celebrities get that beautiful and healthy glisten, without ever breaking into a sweat? Dewy highlights give you the catwalk glow while you walk down the aisle. Make sure you use creams rather powder to highlight and give a natural glow.

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Full Lashes

Let’s be honest, you may not get a lot of beauty sleep the night before your wedding day. All the planning, drinking, nerves - and even some tears - can result in a tired bride. Fluffy strip lashes can give picture-perfect brides the ideal frame for the eyes and draw attention away from any bags under the eye area. Quality is important here to give a high-end appearance.

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Pink and Mauve Eyeshadow

One of the biggest trends at Liverpool Fashion week were pink and mauve eyeshadow. These shades have recently been making an appearance in bridal makeup and are the industry’s must have for 2019! For best results, apply a neutral base coat, then use a shade of mauve in the crease. To complete the look, use a highlighter just above the crease and in the inner corner of the eyes to apply the pink shades.


How To Get The Perfect Look

So now you know the trends. What next? Here are Nat’s top techniques on how to achieve perfect the look.

  1. Eyes first. Beginning with eye makeup first makes it easier to clean up any fallout before applying your base.

  2. Prime your skin. Perfect makeup looks best on good skin, so it’s vital to prepare the skin beforehand. I recommend beginning as soon as possible to make sure your skin is healthy and glowing for the big day.

  3. Good lighting is paramount. Many hotels have poor lighting which makes it harder to get the makeup just right. Check the room beforehand and use a ring light where possible.

  4. Best for last. The bride’s makeup should be applied after the bridal party to ensure it’s fresh and perfect. A good makeup artist should always allow plenty of time for the bride and then touch ups on the bridal party if necessary.

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 Special Red Events Offer

Courtesy of Makeup by Nat’s, all brides get 20% off their makeup trials. Just mention Red Events when booking with Nat to get your discount.

About Makeup by Nat

Makeup by Nat is North West’s leading makeup expert, specialising in bridal and special occasions. Nat is a freelance makeup artist with over 12 years of experience with MAC and Charlotte Tilbury. Contact Nat now:

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Get The Look: The perfect Natural Bride look for 2019!

2018 has been a year of beautiful weddings! We've seen some of the biggest celebrities tie the knot this year, including Hugh Grant and Anna Elisabet Eberstein, Michelle Williams and Phil Elverum and Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef. With 2019 around the corner, Makeup Expert Natalie Hehir from Makeup by Nat is here to share her bridal crush of the year and share her secrets to perfecting the look for your 2019 wedding!


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Nat’s Bridal Crush 2018

It’s probably no surprise to hear that my bridal crush of 2018 has to be Meghan Markle, who stunned the world with her natural beauty for the Royal Wedding. Every detail of the wedding was perfect, from the dress to her bouquet but the internet went crazy over her flawless makeup. The makeup artist Daniel Martin achieved the perfect Natural Bride look, which even highlighted her freckles, causing searches for “freckle-friendly makeup” to shoot up on Pinterest in the wake of the royal wedding!

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 Makeup Advice for the Natural Bride 

If you’re like me and you just love the Natural Bridal look, here are my top tips to getting the perfect makeup transformation:

  • Choose a makeup artist that can create a variety of looks and not just the typical “bridal look“. As every bride is different, a makeup artist with a varied style can help to give you the best look for your face.

  • Bridal makeup doesn’t have to be heavy, a good artist can create a “barely there” look and make you feel naturally beautiful. Remember you want to look like yourself on your big day, just an even more beautiful version!

  • Have your trial as close to your wedding day as possible to make sure lighting and skin are as similar as possible to get the best match.

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Special Red Events Offer

Courtesy of Makeup by Nat’s, all brides get 20% off their makeup trials. Just mention Red Events when booking with Nat to get your discount.

About Makeup by Nat

Makeup by Nat is North West’s leading makeup expert, specialising in bridal and special occasions. Nat is a freelance makeup artist with over 12 years of experience with MAC and Charlotte Tilbury. Contact Nat now:

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Looking for that Perfect Wedding Invitation? Read up about Cards by Samantha's top tips for wedding invitation trends in 2019!

Looking for that Perfect Wedding Invitation?

If you have started the journey to finding your perfect wedding invitation, you will know the choice is endless. Style? Colour? Pocket fold? Printed? Handmade? If you’re looking for some inspiration or just a place to start, why not begin by having a look at the top tips for invitation trends in 2019? Here is Cards by Samantha’s top tips when choosing the perfect wedding invitation!

Green in nature inspired wedding invitation


Inspired by the 2018 Royal Wedding, which was full of beautiful green and white shades, this colour is tipped to be big in 2019. It is such a versatile colour and as it is found in nature in abundance, it can also be teamed with lots of different trends, which are also going to be popular – rustic wood, flowers and leaves, sparkle, various shades of metallics. Green also goes well with the ever-popular blush colour.

Purple Inspired wedding Invitation!


Very popular a few years ago, this colour is making a comeback! From the rich and exotic deep purple, through magentas, lilacs and mauves, all shades look beautiful on wedding stationery. Colour can be included in a number of ways – ribbons, dried lavender flowers (which also give the recipient of your invitation an amazing aroma!) or a simple mauve mount – purple always add a touch of luxury.

Navy Inspired Wedding Invitations

Navy :

Navy is the new black! Navy is stunning – teamed with blush, golds, silver or paler blues. It is very versatile and warmer than black, but still as dramatic. Bridesmaid dresses also look fabulous in this colour and it suits most skin-tones.

Metallic Inspired Wedding Invitation


Metallics are not just gold or silver! Metallics are set to be everywhere and they are so easy to incorporate into your venue and table decorations. Why not combine two coloured metallics – silver AND gold go well together. Also think about copper (which has been a big home decor trend in 2018) and rose gold – which has also been popular this year. Metallics look lovely teamed with blush, clean white and navy and lend themselves to the geometric paper trend in invitations.

Pink & Floral inspired Wedding Invites

Floral and Nature:

Floral and Nature whether choosing printed florals or paper flowers and leaves to decorate your invitations, flowers are usually a big part of any wedding day and it starts with your invitation. The trend for garland decorated invitations also incorporates the floral theme, as does the green colour trend. I like using florals as the elements can be taken and used to great effect on all your co-ordinating day stationery.

I hope this has given you some ideas and inspiration! For more inspiration on your perfect wedding invitation visit, visit my Facebook page or visit me in person either from my small garden studio in Cheshire or at the Formby Hall Wedding Show on Sunday 21st October, where all my range can be viewed and your ideas can be brought to life!