Belly Dance Wedding & Zaffah Performances
Book A Belly has years of experience in organising bellydance performances to make your Wedding one to remeber. From the more traditional, cultural Zaffah processions with a band, to modern dance troupes and performances we can organise a tailor made package just for you - to make your wedding exactly how you want! Click here to get in contact and discuss what we can offer you for your wedding!
A bit of history and why have a bellydancer:
Belly dancing is a key part of Egyptian wedding ceremonies and is used to celebrate joy and fertility. Families often have their marriage "blessed" by a performance from a belly dancer as part of the Wedding's celebrations. This is becoming increasingly popular in the UK for both Egyptian and non-Egyptian weddings and is an elegant, fun and vibrant way to get your guests into the party spirit and if required, up and dancing!
In Egypt and other Arab countries it is also traditional that the bridal party (Zeffah / Zaffa ), is led through the streets, (and in more modern times the wedding venue) by musicians and a dancer, possibly bearing a lit Shamadan (Candelabra) on her head or playing sagat (finger cymbals). In the days before electricity this cast light upon the bride and groom and served as an announcement that a wedding had taken place. Candles also symbolise joy and light the way into a new (married) life. This is a wonderfully romantic tradition which is now also being used by brides in the UK to lead their bridal party through their venue to the top table for the wedding breakfast or into the room for other key parts of the day when they wish to enter in style! Book a Belly has several performers who are skilled in the art of dancing with a Shamadan and available for your wedding!
If you would like to include Belly Dancing at your wedding you can choose from some or all of the following:
A full Zaffa drumming band and solo dancer for the Zaffa procession.
A Belly Dancer performing with a Shamadan / Sagats to announce the arrival of the wedding party and lead them into a venue
A live drummer or band
We can also provide an Arab / Turkish DJ to mix in your favourite English tunes with traditional songs from your country.
A solo Belly Dance performance as part of your entertainment
A group Belly Dance performance as part of your entertainment
Private lessons and a performance so that you and your partner can join the dancer in the performance
Or simply contact us and tell us exactly what you would like!
We know planning a wedding is hard work and Book a Belly will work closely with you to ensure we put the right package together for your special day. Our dancer will be available for:
A planning meeting with the bride/groom/wedding planner (in person or on the phone)
An extra hour at the venue for photos, questions etc. either before or after the performance
An exclusive booking (our dancer won't accept any other bookings on that day)
Costume co-ordination where possible with the colour theme of the wedding
You may also want to consider having a Belly Dance Hen Party.
Please see our performer’s profiles to find out more about the wonderful range of artists currently performing with Book a Belly!
Prices on enquiry CONTACT US. Please note Book a Belly artists do not perform for all male audiences.
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