Wedding Entertainment Ideas

The Perfect Wedding Entertainment from Start to Finish

Wedding entertainment can mean so much more than just booking a function band. It’s about creating the perfect atmosphere at every stage of your big day - keeping you and your guests entertained from arrival right through to last orders. Luckily, we here at Tailored Entertainment can definitely help you with that. As the UK’s most trusted professional live music agency, we can curate wedding entertainment packages that cover every aspect of your wedding day. We’ve got charming soloists to serenade you down the aisle, high-energy acoustic bands that really get the party started, evening headliners to light up your wedding reception and incredible DJ’s that will finish the night in style.

Whatever your ideal wedding entertainment package looks like, you’ll find it right here.

The band were absolutely brilliant on the day. Our first dance song was perfect and they performed three amazing sets that had everyone on the dance floor.

Wedding Ceremony Music

Our roster of solo performers features some of the very best singers and instrumentalists in the country, with a wide variety of sounds and styles to suit every wedding ceremony. We’ve got solo acts, classical guitarists, pianists and more – all of them perfect for playing you down the aisle.

Will my wedding ceremony act learn a special request to play us down the aisle?

Absolutely. All our wedding ceremony acts offer one special request as standard with their booking, meaning they can learn that perfect song to play you down the aisle.

Will my wedding ceremony act play during the signing of the register/as guests arrive?

Yes! We recommend about 15-30 minutes music as your guests arrive, and 2-4 songs to be played during the signing of the register.

Can my wedding ceremony act also play during the drinks reception?

Absolutely! They will just need a little time to move any equipment over to a new location, but otherwise all of our wedding ceremony acts can double up as drinks reception entertainment.

Drinks Reception Ideas

Live music is a great way to keep your guests engaged and entertained throughout the drinks reception, and we’ve got some of the UK’s best drinks reception entertainment to choose from on our hand-picked roster. You’ll find roaming acoustic bands to really get the party started, hip hop acoustic duos that bring a fresh new take to the ‘live lounge’ sound, and even headliner acts that offer afternoon sets as an add-on to their evening booking.

How long will my drinks reception entertainment play for?

For most of our drinks reception acts, a standard booking is 90 minutes of music split into sets as required. We typically find it is best to do this as 2x45 minute sets, but this can be altered depending on your plans.

Will my drinks reception entertainment also play during the wedding breakfast?

Absolutely! They can do this as part of their standard 90-minute playing time, or you can request that the act plays for longer for an additional fee.

What is a roaming band?

A roaming band is a totally acoustic act with no additional amplification or audio equipment. They also don’t strictly stick to a stage or fixed position. Instead, they will mingle in amongst your guests, playing songs to different groups at a time. They’re high-energy acts that are absolutely perfect for really getting the party started – you’ll often find one of our roaming acts leading large groups of guests in song or getting a conga line going!

Do you have headline acts that will also play at my drinks reception?

Sure! Many of our headline acts offer afternoon drinks reception sets for an additional fee. You’ll find this listed under ‘optional extras’ in the band’s profile – many of our acts also have standalone video promo for their afternoon add-ons. You’ll find these on their page too.

Headline Acts for the Party

When the reception rolls round, you want an unforgettable wedding band that can wow your guests and keep the dancefloor packed from first song to last. All of our bands are guaranteed to do just that, meaning all you have to do is find that perfect wedding band. Maybe it’s a festival-style band perfect for country weddings, a soul & Motown act to bring that added touch of glamour – or something totally unique like a dance anthem band or retro 90s act. What’s more, we represent some of the very best professional wedding DJ’s in the country – perfect for the afterparty or as a standalone booking. The sky’s the limit!

Will my headline act learn our first dance?

Yes! All our bands offer to learn one special song request as standard with every booking. This can be your first dance, or just a song you’d love to hear that’s not on the band’s repertoire.

How long will the band play for and how long will they be on site?

Our standard booking package offers two hours of live music, split into sets to suit you and your plans – typically either 2x60 minutes or 3x40 minutes. As standard, the band will be onsite for seven hours, from 5pm to midnight. However, you can request early load-ins or late finishes for an additional fee.

How long does the band need to sound check?

All bands are different depending on the size and the complexity of the production. As a guide, a standard 4-6 piece band will need 90 minutes to set up and sound check. They can do this in one go, or they can access the room for multiple short periods of time – but they will need the full 90 minutes to fully set up and soundcheck.

Can I add live musicians to my DJ booking?

Absolutely. All our DJs offer a range of add-ons that bring an awesome twist of live music to your booking. These include saxophone, drums, singers and more! You’ll find these add-ons listed under ‘optional extras’ in our DJs’ profiles.

Can I book a professional DJ alongside my wedding band?

You definitely can – this is a popular wedding entertainment option for lots of couples wanting to get the best out of their evening reception entertainment, and our DJs are great at making sure the sounds on the dancefloor compliment the band perfectly. All our wedding bands also offer ‘band as DJ’ add-ons where the band will MC the dancefloor. It’s also worth remembering that all our bands will provide a party playlist for in between live sets.

Can the band arrive early to set up in the afternoon?

Absolutely! For an additional fee, our bands are more than happy to arrive early to set up and soundcheck at a more convenient time if that makes life easier for you.

Our venue has a sound limiter, can we still book our wedding band?

All our bands have extensive experience working in venues with sound limiters, and all of them are more than equipped to play within the restrictions of a sound limiter without you or your guests even noticing. If you have any specific concerns, you can speak to your booking manager for more information.

Will the band provide a party playlist in between sets?

As standard, all our bands provide a pre-mixed disco/party playlist to play in between live sets. If you prefer, you can even make the playlist yourself and send it across to the band in advance of the booking. For an extra cost, many of our bands also offer a ‘Band as DJ’ add-on, where they will personally DJ and take requests in between sets.

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