During your reception you'll want everyone on their feet – there's nothing more disappointing than an empty dance floor! After all the preparation, planning and the inevitable nerves, the ceremony on the big day and speeches after your wedding meal, it's time to let your hair down and party! Great music is key to a successful wedding and wonderful memories, so make sure it’s near the top of your must-have list. We'd advise that music is playing at all times, except during the speeches. It can help to establish the tone of the occasion, compensating for any potential awkward or quiet moments. In fact, the right music can turn your wedding from great into really special. Consider a musician or singers for your drinks reception and wedding breakfast, then a band or DJ for your evening celebration. You'll need musicians and DJ’s who can read the crowd, gauge the “vibe” and who have a broad repertoire of music and songs.
How about chilled acoustic music from Ben Vuckovic Live Musician during your drinks reception
We’d advise you arrange to meet to see a DJ in person before your big day to discuss your requirements and agree songs that are on your wish list (obviously the first dance!) and ones you definitely do not want played. Check out when they are next at a wedding show so you can see their set up and get to know them a bit better. Some DJ’s also offer extras such as dry ice, confetti bombs, LED uplighting, even light up letters. Euphoria Entertainments showcase their dry ice here...
For an extra charge they may set up early to allow you to use their PA system for the speeches. It’s also handy to arrange an early set up if you have a small gap between the wedding breakfast finishing and the evening guests arriving, you want to keep momentum going not create a lull!
If you’re searching for a band we suggest you see them in action or watch lots of their YouTube videos. Ask when they are playing next or if they will be a wedding show in the near future as it’s a great way to meet them informally and see what they sound like in person. If you see them live at a gig you’ll also see how they interact with the audience and get them up dancing. You can even use an agency to source musicians for you, such as Entertainment Nation
Trust the musicians, bands and DJ’s to keep your guests entertained. They are skilled at reading crowds and keeping people on the dance floor. If they are given a set list they must stick to it makes things tricky if your guests don’t like your taste in music as much as you do. If you’ve done your research, checked testimonials, met up with them beforehand and discussed your requirements you should feel relaxed to let them provide the most amazing evening to finish your perfect day.
For bands, musicians and DJ’s check out our supplier directory where you’ll find Whitewed approved suppliers who meet our strict code of conduct, meaning you can search with peace of mind.