Once your wedding breakfast and speeches are over, the real fun begins. Live music brings a wedding celebration to life as everyone lets their hair down and kicks off their shoes to dance. Here’s everything you need to know about wedding entertainment.
There’s something very special about live music. If you’re thinking of hiring a live band for your wedding reception, a string quartet for your ceremony, a DJ, or even a magician to entertain your wedding guests, Entertainment Nation are the experts in this field, with knowledgeable, friendly and experienced staff who are passionate about music.
A solo singer, musician or choir could bring a new element to your wedding ceremony, while a classical harpist or string quartet playing gorgeous soothing music to your guests as they arrive, really helps to set the scene before you walk down the aisle.
A live band is a lot of fun to dance to, and can make your first dance extra special, before the usual wedding DJ plays your favourite tunes late into the evening. If you’re not sure what kind of wedding entertainment you should go for then it may help to consider:
Music Genres: Your favourite kinds of music, whether rock and pop, soul and motown, or a music genre a little more niche.
Wedding Style or Theme: The overall look of your wedding, be it classic, vintage or something even more unique. A 1950’s swing band will be the perfect entertainment, complete with full costume, for a retro-1950s’ themed wedding.
Timings: Whether you wish to have live music played before or during your ceremony and/or after your wedding breakfast and speeches.
Wedding venue: If you’re holding your wedding reception in a cosy bistro without any space for a stage area or dance floor then a solo performer will be a better idea than a large band.
Watch this video clip to get a feel for the quality of live music you could have at your wedding:
Booking wedding entertainment is more straight forward than you might imagine. Search by music genre and region, then read a profile of each act to find out more before making your choice. There’s a list of songs every act will perform giving you the opportunity to hear a selection on the website and see a video of them playing live so you can be sure they’re as good as they seem. And it’s great to know that every act is insured for your added peace of mind.
If you need tailored inspiration or advice, then Entertainment Nation are there to offer guidance. Here’s just a taster of the wedding entertainment available:
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.