With so many fabulous live wedding bands to choose from, finding the perfect one can be a challenge! Read on for a little help in selecting wedding entertainment to suit your style…
When you made/accepted your wedding proposal, the chances are that you thought your days of looking for ‘the one’ were done. You were in love. You were happy. You just had to organise a few minor details – ceremony, rings, dress, venues, guestlist, food, drink, honeymoon, photographer, invites, cake, rehearsal, readings, you know, not all that much. And then you were good to go, conjugal bliss ahoy. But then you realise that there’s one more ‘one’ to find: your wedding entertainment. Live wedding bands seem to be two-a-penny. But how do you know when you’ve found ‘the one’?
3 things to consider before selecting your live wedding band:
Your choice of venue can have a big impact upon your choice of entertainment. If you’ve booked somewhere small and intimate, a thrash metal or oompah band just isn’t going to cut it – regardless of personal tastes! Likewise, if your venue has any sound restrictions. So, what are the options?
For an intimate venue, why not consider something like the Earcandy Acoustic band?
Gentle, atmospheric and engaging. They can perform the perfect first dance piece without shaking the foundations.
Or, an alternative might be a frontline act, where vocalists perform to a bespoke, pre-recorded backing track.
For a larger venue think big and bold. Motown Gold bring the heart of ‘60s soul to any event. While bouncing Britpop-indie extravaganza, the IndieHeads bring the feel of a gig to the fun of your wedding.
The style of your wedding
The style of your wedding will naturally influence your choice of music. If you’re working on a more traditional theme, then perhaps a live band isn’t the best option. Instead, you might want to consider a String Quartet.
They can still bring a contemporary playlist – the Earcandy quartet move between Beethoven and Bastile without batting an eyelid – but the overall vibe is entirely different.
For a vintage feel, King of the Swingers can’t be beaten – your guests will be doing the jitterbug before they know what’s come over them!
If you’re not considering a theme, then look for a band who can offer something for everyone. With a playlist stretching between the 1950s and the noughties, The Somebodys will get your guests moving, keeping the ambiance up all evening long.
As everyone will have told you – repeatedly – your wedding is your big day. So, you don’t want someone else to mess it up. Look for musicians with an outstanding reputation. Read reviews. Watch performance clips. Check out what other newly weds have had to say.
Every act needs to start somewhere – but they don’t need to cut their musical teeth at your wedding.
More or less anything goes in weddings today. If you want to storm down the aisle to R.E.S.P.E.C.T., then go for it. If you want a harpist, or a DJ and sax combo, then the choice is yours. All you really need worry about is finding professional performers, who can deliver the goods in line with your venue and your style. Earcandy can help with that.