Why hire a live band for your wedding reception?

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With so much to do when you’re planning a wedding, it’s easy to overlook the importance of hiring the right wedding band. Your evening reception is a time to celebrate and let loose after the formality of the day and you want to do so in style. If things go well, you’ll enjoy a night you’ll never forget. If not, you could be left with an anticlimactic empty dance floor, with your guests making their excuses and slinking away early.

Why hire a live band for your wedding reception?
Get that live concert experience at your wedding

Fortunately, there are plenty of professional bands, musicians, DJs and entertainers out there who’ll ensure your reception is a triumph. But, out of all the wedding entertainment options available to you, why should you hire a live band to perform at your reception?

A live concert experience at your wedding

Whether you're into festival-headliners like The Killers and Coldplay, soul and Motown legends like Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, or current chart sensations like Bruno Mars and Beyoncé, you can replicate the buzz of attending a live concert when you hire a professional band to perform at your wedding reception. Using high-end sound and lighting equipment, live wedding bands deliver a phenomenal show that looks as good as it sounds.

• Live music is incomparable

A live band in full swing generates a sound and atmosphere that recorded music simply cannot replicate: spine-tingling vocal ad-libs, improvised flourishes on the guitar and jaw-dropping sax solos are real show-stoppers when experienced live. That’s not to mention the audience interaction you get with charismatic professional performers who know how to work a crowd.

A unique performance of your first dance song

What could make that special moment when you share your first dance as a married couple even more perfect? How about an immaculate live rendition of your song, performed by exquisitely talented musicians? Most wedding bands for hire are happy to rehearse and perform a song of your choice as part of their standard fee.

Complement and enhance your theme

If you’re planning a themed wedding, hiring a wedding band is the perfect way to bring everything together. Music is a powerful way of evoking the particular ambience you’re looking for, from 1920s swing for vintage-themed weddings to Mumford-and-Sons-style folk for rustic-themed barn weddings. It’s not all about the music either; a vintage-themed band, for example, will take to the stage in glitzy Gatsby-esque costumes and play authentic period instruments for a stunning visual spectacle that complements and enhances your theme.

Pack the dance floor and keep it full

Professional wedding bands are vastly experienced live performers with hundreds, if not thousands, of events under their belts. This wealth of knowledge means they know precisely how to get your guests in the mood for a party, performing tried and tested set lists of songs that send crowds crazy and create an electrifying atmosphere throughout the evening. Good wedding bands tend to perform a selection of songs from different decades and genres to ensure guests of all ages and tastes get their chance to dance to a song they love.

Complimentary DJ service to keep the party in full swing

Even the most dedicated musicians need a break to be at their best, but there’s no need to worry about a lull in the proceedings; the majority of live wedding bands also offer a complimentary playlist DJ service to keep your party in full swing between sets and after the band finishes their live show. There is often an option to upgrade to a fully manned DJ service that allows you and your guests to get those crazy requests in.

Experienced professionals who’ll help the whole evening flow

Professional wedding musicians know how important your wedding day is to you. Drawing upon extensive experience, they bring a reassuring, reliable presence to proceedings, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and to plan. You’ll be able to discuss timings and arrangements for the night with your wedding band prior to the event, leaving you free to dance the night away, secure in the knowledge that your wedding reception is in safe hands.

To discover your dream wedding band, visit the Entertainment Nation website, where you’ll find a huge range of amazing bands in a multitude of styles and genres, and suitable for any budget.

At Entertainment Nation, they aim to make booking your wedding entertainment simple, secure and hassle-free. If you’ve got any questions about hiring wedding entertainment, their friendly advisers would love to chat to you. They’re available from 10am until 10pm, seven days a week, including bank holidays. Happy wedding planning!

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