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Why Brides Want Fortune Tellers

Why Brides Want Fortune Tellers

Why People Crave Something Different

Is it really about knowing the future?

Why do brides all suddenly want fortune tellers? It’s not about the future: it’s about the here and now. Maybe it’s because we all want to know what’s going to happen next. It might be because it’s the comfort and connection we feel when someone takes the time to recognize us and our gifts. Personalized and meaningful entertainment is popular. We’re seeing an unprecedented increase in the number of brides who really want to have something different for all things weddings: fortune tellers, palm readings, handwriting analysis, Tarot readings, coffee cup readings, lip print analysis–even acrobats, jugglers, and magicians! All of these quirky, old-fashioned forms of entertainment are making a huge comeback. People are hungering to do something different, but most importantly, they want to do something meaningful.

Why? 

It’s because we are all starved for connection. The hunger is real. We want to connect in a meaningful way. People feel a sense of alienation and isolation that comes from living through a pandemic. Along with brides, planners are desperately looking for different ways to connect people.

What kind of wedding events use fortune tellers?

Think about it–how can you create a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or wedding reception that helps your guests connect in a meaningful and compelling way? 

Easy! Use the opportunity to bring people together so they can get to know each other, exchange ideas, talk about what matters to them. A fortune teller, reader, psychic, analyst–whatever you call it–the most important part is the integrity of the performers. Second to that is their ability to match their production values to the overall ambience of your event. Whether formal, breezy, quirky, subdued, or surprising, decor adds an extra dimension to any event. Think of it as the difference between inviting guests to  a home that is fully furnished versus one that is empty 😊.

There is a huge surge in requests for interactive entertainment for everything family-oriented. These are events where people can bond with each other, find a precious moment to share something unique and personal. Sometimes it’s the first time people have met.  Sometimes, it’s been far too long since they’ve seen each other.

Creating connection

We want to meet other people. How can we have personal connection and be ‘seen’? It can be difficult to start a conversation with someone you meet for the first time or someone you haven’t seen for a while. That’s our time to shine. People watch and listen, rev up their courage, are curious—and want to know about themselves and that other person!

Don’t lose this opportunity to connect more deeply with your loved ones and have fun at the same time! Nothing matters more than how your guests feel at your event.

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Back of Lip Card for Lip Print Analysis

Wedding and Party Favors

Outstanding Wedding and Party Favors have one things in common–they are meaningful.

Lip Print Analysis and Handwriting Analysis connect everyone. Send a Lip Kit or Handwriting Kit to family and friends who can’t attend attend your event. They make PERFECT wedding and party favors! People are so happy to connect, to find out about themselves, and the cards remind them of you and your event!

Simple or lavish–your choice. A slim, elegant envelope with a Lip Card or Handwriting Card and instructions, or a Lip Kit with a handmade, artisanal card, individual lipstick applicator, makeup remover and your message.

Group at formal corporate event
Meaningful Entertainment and Thoughtful Seating Photo: Manuel Llaneras

What’s most important to you? Handmade cards? Making sure EVERYONE gets a reading? Why does live, in-person event entertainment that connect people like nothing else?

As we’re getting used to being together again, know that nothing sparks conversation and real interactions better than finding out about yourself and others with handwriting analysis or lip print analysis. It’s fun, it’s neutral, and it’s meaningful!

Many people have started new positions, working remotely with colleagues they’ve never met. When you DO come together, give yourselves a chance to have fun, relax and get to know one another! Build trust,  build community, and create common ground in a heartbeat!

Our Contact-Free Entertainer Booth can keep everybody safe and let them enjoy the live entertainment.

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Four Seasons Glamping

Four Seasons Glamping

Four Seasons Glamping

Wedding Event with Giving Skirt and Lip Print Analysis!

Lip Print Analysis and Domes on the Roof

Glamping on the Four Seasons Atlanta‘s  rooftop terrace with their cozy, spacious domes, and spectacular views was a treat! The Giving Skirt shared drinks in 93 – three-ounce test tubes. We gave guests Lip Print Analysis with insights into their traits and gifts. The best part was watching people positively glow when they got their analysis! Then, seeing them sharing and comparing what they’d found out with each other was so much fun! Some of them knew each other; other times their lip prints gave them common ground, a little something to share and break the ice.

Four Seasons Glamping with the Giving Skirt

The Giving Skirt gives guests the opportunity to move and be moved. Huh? Let’s say you want to get your people into the ballroom for the keynote presentation, but the bill ringing and announcements just aren’t cutting it. What can you do? Cue the Giving Skirt! The great part about it is giving out unusual or useful items–for example, flowers, wedding escort cards, or guest favors.

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Group at formal corporate event

Thoughtful Seating

How We Can Put Thoughtful Seating in Events

Thoughtful seating is an important part of events. It is the awareness of where we are seated and why, and the social, political, and economic impact of where we are. Are you really at the table? Did you choose your table or were you seated at it? The same thing goes for your seatmates, the proximity or distance you have to each other, and where your table is located in the grand scheme of things. 

It Boils Down to Making Everybody Feel Welcomed

When you are beginning to plan your event, see how you can show guests how much you appreciate them by making them feel truly welcome. Events are where you can make inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility shine!

Putting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in your Events

Planners tend to set up a floor plan based on space and available furniture. That completely makes sense. Unless, of course, you have the means to base your design and seating arrangements on your guests’ needs, your priorities, and helping everyone feel included.

Informal events tend to be laissez-faire—more along the lines of musical chairs (think—who nabs the seat close to the dessert table?) Do good by doing it well–make sure that attendees are able to participate fully in the entire event.

Leveling the Playing Field for All Kinds of Diversity

Corporate events are intentionally more result-oriented. Who are the participants and what is the objective of the event: a meeting; presentation; awards ceremony; celebration;  conference, trade show, or break-out social time?

Social events can include a wide range of ages. Whether the guests are related (weddings, family reunions), a cohort (graduations, Bar- and Bat Mitzvahs), or loosely connected (birthdays, anniversaries, showers), there will be a scatter and a concentration. Maybe a large number of your guests work in the same field, or live in the same city or region, maybe they share a hobby, religion, or belong to a certain age group. Use this to your advantage when planning—chose to mix it up, or choose to set up groups of like-minded folks—just don’t make your seating arrangements based on alphabetization!

Accessibility is Frequently Overlooked at Events

One thing I repeatedly notice is how difficult it can be for people to hear each other at events—even on a good day and without a DJ or loud speaker next to them! You can absolutely take this into consideration when planning where to put people—those who want to talk (and hear) might be further away from the loudspeakers.

Consider the Needs of People with Disabilities

How many of your guests have mobility challenges or need frequent access to the restroom? Do you have anyone who has sensory or audio processing issues? How about very tall people, or the inverse, and what affect that can have on your sight lines? Accessibility plays a greater role than you realize. So many people have hidden disabilities that impact their participation and enjoyment of your event. Their decision on whether or not to attend might be dependent on whether accommodations are offered or if they have to request them.

Traditionally people are seated according to their position in business or in a family. Make sure that those people on the fringe can see and hear, too.

Create Meaningful Interactions

You might consider using more and smaller tables to increase interaction. A six-top is definitely more conducive to getting people to interact with each other than a 10-top or a banquet table. Although banquet tables can help people get to know their dinner partners, it can be a long, arduous evening if they can’t (or won’t) communicate!

Look at some of the ways you can facilitate meaningful, memorable, and creative interactions at your event. Enhance everyone’s enjoyment of the entire experience by creating thoughtful seating and making sure everybody is at the table..

 

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