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Get Your Wedding Music Search Underway With Bands For Hire

Meet Bands For Hire, a nationwide music agency offering some of the biggest and best wedding bands and musicians across the country.

Music is an essential addition to any wedding, and whilst an experienced wedding DJ is certain to get the party started, nothing quite compares to the thrill of watching a group of live musicians rockin’ out on stage.

Whether it’s a live band for your evening celebration, or perhaps something more subtle earlier on in the day, there are literally hundreds of options to consider.

Daytime Wedding Music

If you’re opting for a traditional English wedding with all the trimmings, then a string ensemble to start the proceedings should certainly be on the cards. Looking through the Bands For Hire site, you’ll come across a range of string duos, trios and quartets, all offering various options to cater for your budget. With what seems to be a never-ending repertoire of music from every era imaginable, you won’t find yourself stumped when it comes to picking those all important ceremony songs.

If a string quartet isn’t quite your thing, then a talented solo harpist or guitarist is equally qualified to get those hairs standing on end. From classical to contemporary, the choice is yours!

Jazz and Swing Band Hire

If you’re thinking about live music for your drinks reception but are struggling for ideas, jazz and swing is a great choice, both musically and visually.

With the roaring twenties at its roots, jazz is a genre of music that simply screams ‘cool’, and when it comes to live wedding music, it’s more popular than ever – especially for those brides and grooms aiming for a vintage themed, Gatsby style extravaganza!

Whether you’re new to jazz or a veteran of The Great American Songbook, you’ll know just how vast the options are when it comes to hiring a band. From New Orleans trad jazz to Parisian gypsy swing; instrumental dinner jazz to a 1940s style big band, ala Frank Sinatra.

The tone of your wedding will most likely dictate the style of band you opt for. For background music, a solo jazz pianist will certainly do the trick, but for something more attention grabbing, a full band with lead vocals and brass are the perfect combination to get those toes tapping.

Live Evening Bands

The formalities are over and it’s now time to get the evening party underway. If it’s a full-on dance off you’re after, a live wedding band could be right up your street.

On the Bands For Hire website you’ll find an extensive roster of wedding bands that cover a broad range of genres. With such a diverse mixture of age groups, this often proves to be the most popular choice for weddings, ensuring there’s something for the grandparents as well as the younger generation. So whether it’s pop, rock, soul or indie that takes your fancy, an all round function band will have the goods to get the party moving!


Weird & Wonderful Wedding Entertainment

Today I get to share with you a fabulous post from Megan Kent of Qwerty Creative about alternative entertainment bars and acts for your wedding day!

Wedding planning can be difficult and it’s just as hard to come up with original ideas. This article aims to give you some inspiration to ensure your big day is as unique as you are.

Your wedding day should always reflect yours and your hubby’s personalities perfectly. With that being said, have a think about what tone you want to set for your day and any themes you want to include. What could you do with the space provided at your venue? Top tip: Pinterest is a great place to start.


Oxygen bars have become increasingly popular in recent years. They claim that by breathing in 99% pure oxygen, you will be energised, relaxed and  invigorated. Although popular at UK festivals, Oxygen bars are still quite a rare thing to come across at a wedding. Why not start a trend? You can choose from a selection of aroma oils for different scents, tastes and results. How cool is that? I’m sure your guests will be dying to give it a go!

Weird and wonderful wedding entertaiment ideas, image 1Josh Parrish

Thinking about a funfair theme?

Want to create a fun-fuelled atmosphere? If you’re envisioning a funfair theme, you can’t go wrong with candyfloss and popcorn machines. They’ll also fit right in if you’re planning a vintage, rustic affair. Iconic sweet treats not only add a quirky element to your day, they are sure to be a winner with little ones too. Make your wedding memorable by filling it with cotton candy, popcorn and magical fairground rides!

Weird and wonderful wedding entertainment ideas, image 2Andrew Stawarz

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