Live music and wedding bands are a huge part of what makes a great wedding, so we chatted to Warble Entertainment Agency to get the inside info on what couples are worried about when booking a live band for their wedding and the kinds of questions they're asked.
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The date is set, your dream venue is secure and it's now time to start hunting down those suppliers! Taking on the role of an event planner is no mean feat, so in order to make your day go swimmingly, you're going to have to do your research and start working like a pro! In this guide, we give you all the tips and tricks necessary to book your live wedding musician or band...
A good choice is a string quartet which consists of two violins, a viola, a cello and an organist who can play hymns for church ceremonies and also at the wedding breakfast. The advantages of choosing a string quartet to play on your special day is that they are able to play indoors and outdoors, are small enough for conversation to flow easily and their music is sophisticated to create a formal atmosphere.
However, remember live musicians must have public liability insurance to cover them if a guest is injured by their equipment and make sure that they have their portable appliance test certificate for any electrical equipment used by the band.
Your wedding reception party is when everyone can ditch the posh hats, kick off their shoes, and really enjoy themselves.
Make your guests feel like celebrities from the moment they arrive with comedy paparazzi at the door, desperate for that 'scoop shot', and first drinks served from 'living tables', complete with costumed host or hostess in the middle! Line the way into your venue with eye-catching ice sculptures, leading to a neon-lit bar with flair bartenders ready to mix up a storm of breath-taking cocktails.
Whether you love to salsa, boogie, jive, hop or just go disco crazy, there's a wedding function band for hire just waiting to play for you!Read More
Last night, I went to Evensong at St Paul's Cathedral, to listen to some of the members of Trio of Trebles singing. Whilst I chatted to them afterwards on the Cathedral steps I thought about who, other than Charles and Diana, has been married in this incredible place. Can anyone apply for a St. Paul's cathedral wedding?
Weddings take place in the Chapel of The Order of the British Empire which is in the crypt of St Paul’s, but first you need a Special Licence granted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to have your wedding cathedral at St. Paul's.
The bad news is that your licence application will only be considered if you fall into the following categories:
- Members of the Order of St Michael and St George
- Members of the Order of the British Empire
- Holders of the British Empire Medal
- Members of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor
- Children (but not grandchildren) of the above
No wonder you never see confetti on the steps...!
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