With an increasing number of options now available, wider choice means that all budgets and situations can be catered for…
Buy CDs with compilations of wedding songs and play on a good quality stereo with multiple speakers connected to one stereo for added power.
£50 to £150
Get guests involved by hiring a karaoke machine. Advanced models have monitors and built in cameras. Make sure you have loads of wedding tracks and romantic songs to suit the mood.
£500 to £800
Hire a classical quartet or an Indian classical orchestra. You can have everything from a solo sitar player to a full ensemble that includes a vocalist.
£800 to £1500
The most popular option is to hire a DJ as they offer flexible options. Rates vary according to whether you want extras such as plasma screens, video walls and projections. Others will have live drummers, indoor fireworks and confetti bombs.
£500 to £2000
Dhols (drummers) and dance bands are an interesting combination as they are both visually and musically entertaining. Some troupes will offer up to 50 dhol players and 20 dancers.
£1000 to £2500
In terms of sheer volume and tradition nothing beats a uniformed brass band playing classic Indian wedding songs, current Bollywood hits and Punjabi folk songs.
£2000 to £5000
Bhangra bands, the oldest and most popular form of wedding entertainment, are surprisingly affordable. The glitter suited groups are certainly a lively form of wedding entertainment anad have been performing at UK weddings since the seventies.
£8000 to £15,000
Multi‐million selling pop stars will perform at your reception if you’re willing to pay the price. They will certainly impress your guests, though be warned that they may not play for as long as other bands.
£10,000 to £30,000
If you want a celebrity Bollywood actor to light up your wedding day, there are several that will be willing to attend for a price. For an A list star you’ll have to fork out a lot more and remember that they will do little more than a few dances and a lot of waving.