8 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Band

8 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Band

Your wedding is likely to be the biggest party you’ll ever throw and one of the most enjoyable and memorable events in your life. With this in mind, here are 8 reasons you should hire a wedding band for your special day.

1. Make Your Reception Rock!

Nothing gets a party started like a live wedding band. The energy and spectacle of musicians performing live never fails to breath life into a party.

2. Get People Dancing

Live music has the ability to break down the most resilient inhibitions and get people dancing.

3. The First Dance

Your first dance is a special moment, ask your wedding band to perform a unique version of your favourite song so that the moment is a one off event.

4. It’s Got To Be Loud

There’s no guarantee that your venue will have a sound system capable of pumping out music for your guests to dance to. When you hire a wedding band, they’ll bring their own PA and should be happy to run a disco for you, saving you money on a DJ.

5. Get People Talking

It’s a great ice breaker and a talking point for your guests.

6. Lighting Up The Dance Floor

The wedding band will have their own lighting rig to transform your event room into a dance floor. Another thing you don’t have to worry about.

7. Choose Your Favourite Song

You get to choose the tunes. As part of the package, most wedding bands will offer to learn some of your favourite songs for your special day.

8. Make Some Memories

People always remember a good party and a wedding can be memory people will carry with them forever. A live wedding band can help create that memory and every time you bump into friends and family for years to come, they’ll say “your wedding was brilliant”.

Thoresby Courtyard Wedding First Dance

The first dance is very important

When you hire a wedding band it’s important to think about the style of music you and your friends will want to dance to. There is no point in hiring a Madness Tribute Act if you love 90s brit pop. Contact a few wedding bands and have your questions ready. Check out their website, watch their videos and most importantly listen to their music.

A wedding band should be able to easily provide you with a list of the songs they know and help you put together a set list that will keep people on the dance floor all night.

Toast love playing weddings, it’s great to be involved in a couples’ special day in such an important and fun way. We’ve performed a wide range of songs for the first dance, from Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend” to John Meyer’s version of Beyonce’s “XO”. The pressure to get it right is high, but that’s all part of the thrill of performing a new song live for the first time.

It’s not just the groom who get’s to dance with the bride and we performed Heartland’s “I Loved Her First” at a wedding for the Bride and her Father to dance to. There was not a dry eye in the house after that.

There is a lot to think about when you’re organising your wedding entertainment. When the costs start to mount up, to hire a wedding band can seem like an unnecessary expense. It’s important to consider that this likely to be the biggest party you’ll throw and you want your guests to stay on the dance floor to the end and remember the night forever. A live wedding band can instrumental in making that happen.

To hire a wedding band might not cost as much as you think. Get in touch today.

About the author: Mark

Mark is an acoustic guitarist, but we didn't need one of those so we gave him a bass. Happily it would seem that he has some transferable skills and he's taken to it like a duck to playing bass.

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