As a celebrity event producer over the last 18 years, and President and Founder of my own company Rachel Dalton, that specializes in celebrity talent, I have been given many opportunities to help couples hire celebrities and make their dreams come true!
Many couples are not aware that this possibility even exists for their wedding. I am here to tell you that it does and to share the process for how celebrity talent can be attained to enhance a couple’s wedding, engagement party, bridal shower, or bachelor or bachelorette party.
There are a variety of ways to incorporate your favorite celebrity into your wedding festivities. Read on to see the many possibilities that fall within multiple budget points, and can be included anywhere in your wedding timeline – either at the pre-wedding bachelor or bachelorette parties, wedding showers, or during the ceremony and reception, or even the after-party!
Here are 7 of the top unique, customized celebrity experiences for you to consider at each step of your wedding timeline:
1. The Proposal
Why not enlist your favorite musical artist, such as John Legend or Chris Stapleton, to help surprise your partner with that special moment after you pop the question? Hit the lights and dance away to your favorite love song! It’s never too early to start practicing for your wedding day.
2. Wedding Shower
Wedding showers are filled with sweet treats, but what a treat it would be to have a full on cooking lesson or demonstration with your favorite celebrity chef such as Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, Padma Lakshmi or Rachel Ray?! They might even inspire some family or friend favorites that you can add to your wedding day menu for all of your guests to taste.
3. Bachelor Party
Surprise your bachelor with his favorite professional athlete or sports figure, or even team coach or ESPN commentator for his big night out! Then again, with these professional athletes or coaches in tow, you might have just as much fun staying in and playing ball in the backyard – whether it’s football, basketball, soccer, baseball, you name it.
4. Bachelorette Party
Add some extra laughs to your bachelorette party with a private comedy show from your favorite Saturday Night Live persona or favorite comedian. (Take Amy Schumer for example, she’ll blend right in with your group!) Personalize it by having them roast or toast your fiance, and if you’re looking for a more affordable option – you can hire them for a single 30 minute set!
5. Walking Down The Aisle
If you’re looking to switch it up from the traditional walking down the aisle song “Canon in D,” consider hiring a famous musician to really set up your big moment. If you watched Crazy Rich Asians, you’ll be happy to know that Kina Grannis is available to serenade your guests with “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” just like in the movie!
6. Reception Kick-Off
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Surprise your guests with a special performance from your favorite musical artist to kick off the reception! This is a sure fire way to make sure that everyone gets up on the dance floor. You can even opt for your favorite full band or DJ, depending on your music preference.
7. Experiential Gifts
Think outside the (ring) box when getting a wedding gift for your partner, or when creating your registry and Honeyfund! You won’t have to go far for your honeymoon if you opt for a celebrity experience instead.
Try tennis with your favorite touring professional such as Roger Federer or Serena Williams; golf with legends like Tiger Woods or Jordan Speith; music lessons or karaoke with your favorite artist, such as John Bon Jovi or Ariana Grande; or shopping and lunch with your favorite designer like Tory Burch or Donna Karan!
Rachel Dalton is President and Founder of celebrity entertainment production company, Rachel Dalton. She is a corporate and entertainment lawyer who has been securing celebrity talent for nearly two decades. She can create any experience, with any celebrity, in any location.