The aisle is one of the biggest elements of the wedding ceremony, not least because the bride has to make her way down it toward the altar. Traditionally, it’s the…
Written by Lucy Leaper Last updated: April 24, 2016
If you’re looking to make your big day even more special there’s only one choice for the entertainment – it has to be a live performance from talented musicians that will wow your guests. A brilliant band or a stunning soloist can enrich the occasion and leave you with a soundtrack to memories that will last forever.
Entertainment Nation is the top agency for premier bands, performers and artists for UK and worldwide weddings. The Entertainment Nation roster is packed with sensational talent, from accomplished soloists to adrenaline-pumping party bands. No matter which act you choose, people will look back fondly on your perfect day for years to come.
Entertainment Nation’s expert team will guide you through every stage of the booking process. The only thing you have to worry about is which band to choose. Follow our tips on picking the perfect wedding entertainment and you can’t go wrong.
Your venue is one of the first things to book and you’ll want to ensure the venue can accommodate your selected performers. If the quaint converted barn you’ve chosen has issues with sound levels or inadequate power, it won’t matter how electrifying that lead guitarist is if he or she can’t play. There’s no need to worry, though, many bands can play with noise limiters and electric drum kits.
Anther practicality to consider is whether your selected band can get to your venue – while most bands are happy to travel, ensure that they operate within your area. Entertainment Nation covers the whole UK so you are sure to find a great band in your area.
A strong theme can tie every aspect of your wedding together, and the entertainment plays a massive role in achieving your desired ambiance. Vintage themed weddings can bring some nineteen-twenties class to your day, and Entertainment Nation has plenty of vintage bands to choose from. You won’t be restricted to a vintage repertoire either: bands such as Park Lane put their own stylish twist on current hits as well as nostalgic funk, jazz and Latin classics.
Entertainment Nation has a huge range of artists, some of whom could bring that something extra to your afternoon drinks as well as getting the party started at your evening reception. Imagine the laid back folk of acoustic four piece Roaming Free setting the scene for your sun-drenched garden party, before they launch into an up-tempo “Mumford and Sons” style evening set to energise the room and keep your guests partying until the cows come home. You can almost taste the cider.
Once you’ve made your vows and survived the speeches, it’s time to loosen those ties and kick off the high heels and dance until dawn (or for as long as the venue allows!). A classic choice to get your guests on their feet from the opening saxophone blast to the final cymbal crash is a Soul, Funk and Motown band like Groove Station. This exciting band, and a host of others from the Entertainment Nation family, astound with old school tunes by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Kool and the Gang and Michael Jackson, as well as a vast selection of contemporary chart and pop songs, including Adele and Amy Winehouse. Prepare to be blown away by powerful vocals, pulsating brass section and irresistible beats.
Nothing complements a golden summer’s afternoon than the elegance of a string quartet. The relaxed vibe is a perfect bridge between the emotional high of the ceremony and the fun and frolics of the evening reception. Sublimely talented and experienced classical musicians like the Flower Quartet will provide an elegant backdrop to your occasion without intruding upon the conversations of friends and family. Classical musicians can also enhance the wedding ceremony itself, playing the bride up the aisle and entertaining guests while the register is signed.
If you have varied musical tastes, or just love to let your hair down and boogie, an all-out party band will give an unrivalled experience. Bands like Beat Union and Wildcard don’t just turn up and play, they give their all to every performance and put on an unforgettable show. You can rely on these expert entertainers to pack the dance floor and keep it that way. And don’t forget, if you have a special first dance you’d like the band to play, they will almost always be able to learn it for you, given sufficient notice.
It’s your day, so don’t be afraid to do things your way and try something different. Beat-boxers, caricaturists, close-up magicians and singing waiters are just a few of the options available to surprise and delight your guests. Your wedding is all about what makes you and your partner unique as a couple.
Above all have fun. All of Entertainment Nation’s bands and performers come highly recommended. You can check them out for yourself on the Entertainment Nation website, where every artist and band has a high quality performance video to help decide whether they are right for your wedding. The only problem you will have is narrowing your choice down to just one band!
Entertainment Nation’s expert team have years of experience both on and off stage. They know exactly what works and will do everything possible to ensure your day runs smoothly no matter what entertainment you choose. They are available to chat from 10am to 10pm every day.