After the breakfast, the speeches and the toasts, there’s that all-important first dance – followed by a two-hour disco which will probably involve at least one embarrassing dad dancing to Uptown Funk. If you choose to do it this way, that’s great. But have you considered having a cèilidh instead?

A cèilidh (pronounced ‘kay-lee’) is a social dance, usually accompanied by a live band – a staple of many Scottish and Irish weddings, but becoming increasingly popular in the rest of the UK as well. And while they may sound like the stuff of childhood nightmares, they’re actually terrific fun – and if you’re planning entertainment for your wedding, it’s definitely something you should think about.

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