Wedding Entertainment

Wedding Music, Live Bands & Wedding DJs

Music is very important to a wedding. Not only will the bride not be walking up the aisle in silence, but a professional wedding musician will be able to provide any special songs at the request of the couple, for the ceremony itself and the reception. Whether a couple is looking for a DJ or a live band, music is an important part for both the couple and the guests.

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Michael Gilmore

-28 High St, Newtownards, Ards, BT22 1BL

Tuck3R

Speedwell Rd, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS5 7SZ

Aquarius Discos

High Bank Cottage Farm Town Lane, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 8FG

Delboys Entertainments Ltd

Kingsfield Lane, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS15 9NR

Alan Bannisters Allstars

Jefferson Drive, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0DB

G & C Disco

Banners Grove, Birmingham, West Midlands, B23 5UJ

Cat Mancini & the Playboys

St. Leonards Drive, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 2BB

Get Disco-Ed

Leicester Rd, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 9AQ

Miximus Entertainment

Noble Square, Burnt Mills Enterprise Park, Basildon, Essex, SS13 1LT

West Yorkshire Wedding Creche

Peel St, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS27 8RZ

Big Rich Edwards

Fieldfare, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 4WF

Martins Disco

Borodin Close, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 4EN

Cosmic Events

Well Cottage, Lower Church Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 8HW

i-DJ Karlton Rowley

Field Farm Moss Lane, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8RQ

DJ Jon Hardy

Kintore Rd, Liverpool, Merseyside, L19 0NL

Types of Wedding Entertainment

The types of music that are typically used at weddings are bands, a musician, or a DJ. A band is the most expensive, because a band consists of several members who are making a living in entertainment. If you want to hire a band, make sure that they play the genres of songs that you want. A solo musician or a DJ is easier to hire and more cost effective for you, but you also need to make sure that a solo musician will play the types of music that you want played.

Expertise

An important thing to ask any DJ or wedding musician is how many weddings they have done and how many they do per year. You want the musician, band or DJ performing at your wedding to be at the top of their game, hopefully having performed at a wedding recently, and have the experience necessary. A good wedding musician will be able to play any special songs and know all about what parts of a ceremony usually require music, and what types of music. They will also know what people want to hear and dance to at the reception, and will ask you what you want played at the first dance, father-daughter dance, and any other parts.
When hiring a DJ, you may also want to see if they had formal training at a school or DJ company

Contracts and Agreements

The first thing you do when hiring a band or DJ is to see how long they will hold the date for you while you are still deciding before it is confirmed. Once you decide to confirm that band, musician or DJ for your wedding, they will have you sign a contract. This is for your protection as well as theirs, as it ensures not only that you both agree on the price, but that they will be there no matter what, and if they get offered a better gig for that day, they can’t take it and still have to do yours instead, unless you agree to their cancellation. If a musician, band or DJ does not have a contract, they are probably not the experienced professionals that you want performing at your wedding.

Other things to know

Find out if the DJ or musician is comfortable making announcements and being the emcee, and that their style of doing so is fitting to your event. For example, if a DJ is more of a “party motivator,” you probably don’t want them to be the DJ at a wedding that is more elegant.
Another good thing to know is how familiar a musician or DJ is with your wedding venue. If they have played there before, they will know what all of the loading and setting up challenges are at that venue.