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10 live music ideas for your wedding reception

Awesome inspiration for live music to set the mood at your wedding reception

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10 live music ideas for your wedding reception
A folk band is the perfect addition to a country wedding

Looking to create an impact on your wedding day? Live music could be the answer. Get the party in full swing with anything from a 1930s style big band to a chilled Mumford and Sons style folk trio. The options are endless! Live music provides a stress free way to ensure the perfect atmosphere on your big day while guaranteeing the fun factor.

1. Big band
Transport your wedding reception back to the 1930s with a big band for a big impact. Think Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole for a timeless option sure to get guests of all ages on their feet.

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2. String quartet
If classic is what you are looking for then a string quartet is a failsafe option. Providing ideal background music as guests mingle and small enough to play pretty much anywhere, what’s not to love!?

3. Ceilidh band
Who would have thought that ceilidh bands were the new in-vogue wedding entertainment? A crowd pleaser, this traditional upbeat Gaelic genre of music gets top marks for getting wedding guests on the dance floor.

4. Soul group
Get your groove on with a smooth soul band. Groups can be anything from a five to 10 piece band complete with amazing vocalists. Taking your evening through the decades from soul classics by James Brown to present day soul-inspired tunes from the likes of Gregory Porter.

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5. Modern Folk
With Mumford and Sons came the latest trend for hip wedding music. Upbeat acoustic songs create a chilled vibe and a great chance for a sing-a-long and let’s be honest – it’s not really a party unless there’s a ukulele.


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6. Mariachi band
A mariachi band is a unique way to add some fiesta to your wedding reception. This authentic Mexican music style usually comes with traditional dress but often also includes covers of modern songs (remember those Doritos ads – this is what we’re talking about). Plus there are selfie opportunities aplenty!

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7. Harpist
The harp is an elegant accompaniment to your day, which is sure to provide a mellow atmosphere. Beautiful stuff.

8. Rockaoke
If you are really looking to get your guests involved then why not have them perform? Rockaoke are a three-piece rock band with a wide variety of songs for your guests to get on stage to. Seeing your mother-in- law channeling her inner Lady Gaga is surely a winner!

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9. Bavarian Oompah band
Looking for something a bit more out there? Look no further than an oompah band! The traditional Bavarian music has the guaranteed fun factor. There is heaps of amusement to be found in watching your guests joining in with the hand clapping and thigh slapping.

10.  Opera singer
For maximum impact you can hire a professional opera singer for your wedding day. The taste of the opera at your wedding reception provides an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Who doesn’t love a bit of drama!

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