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FAQs and expert advice about entertainment

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourberksbucksoxon.wedding

Hands-on entertainment

Hands-on entertainment

Q We're having a large wedding so how can we keep our guests entertained throughout the wedding breakfast and into the evening?
A Sarah Head says: If you have been lucky enough to see a silhouette artist perform at a wedding then you'll know that not only is this a rare art form but also that silhouette cutting is a great way of entertaining guests at weddings, keeping them entertained during the photographs. It's a good icebreaker too because I walk around the guests and chat with them whilst cutting paper portraits freehand using nothing but scissors.

Think of vintage cameos like Jane Austin's trademark silhouette or Mrs Whistledown's silhouette in Bridgerton - each one is cut freehand using nothing but a pair of scissors with no drawing first, or other trickery. Each silhouette is a flattering likeness of the person whatever the age so everyone will be wanting one and I can cut approximately 70 silhouettes in three hours, creating fabulous favours.

There are many benefits to booking a silhouette artist and here are just a few:

- They are rare, so not many guests would have seen them before.
- It's a sustainable material and a great keepsake that guests can cherish for a lifetime.
- They are individually personalised to each guest and bear a flattering resemblance.

Sarah Head, Silhouette Sarah

It's party time

It's party time

Q We're looking for some wow-factor wedding entertainment to surprise our guests. Can you help?
A Claire McCarthy-Morris says: Why not book singing waitresses or waiters to entertain your loved ones when they least expect it? Weddings can be a long day and our talented stars put on a show to lift the energy of the crowd halfway through your special day, creating an amazing atmosphere. We won't just stand and sing at your guests, we have plenty of fun ways to get everyone involved and make sure they have a great time, delivering those magical moments that family members and friends will talk about for years to come. The great thing about us in particular is not only our amazing performers but that we're interactive!

Claire McCarthy-Morris, Sing Out Waitresses & Waiters

Always and forever

Always and forever

Q We want to book a wedding singer to entertain our guests, who do you suggest?
A Hayley Otway says: I'm a soprano singer with the ability to sing alto and harmonies and I'm a considerate group performer, blending well with others to provide memorable, heartfelt and honest interpretations of songs. I can perform pop and disco hits, jazz and musical-inspired tracks, ballads and also classical music which is popular for weddings. I'm open to couples adding their own song choices and I guarantee the smooth booking and tailoring of your event.

Hayley Otway, Hayley Emma Otway

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