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Wedding breakfast background music

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.

String quartet

Wigornia String Quartet

Fun Wedding Reception Ideas

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.

Alive Network - Living tables

Alive Network – Living tables

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

Some great ideas from the National Wedding Show Olympia

Over the three days at the National Wedding Show every 10 – 15 minutes you could hear a group of men burst into song. These were the Singing Waiters!

singing waiters

Most of them are classically trained, so not only did they have great voices but they could perform a wide range of music from classical to rock.
Music aside the guys had a huge amount of charisma and certainly knew how to pull in a crowd and perform.
So if you are looking for different ideas to surprise your guests or your partner at your Wedding Reception, what a great idea!

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The Wigorina String Quartet at the NEC National Wedding Show!

Find the amazing Wigorina String Quartet at the NEC this weekend! You will never consider any other quartet!

Countdown to Trudi’s wedding; the music debate

discoEvery great wedding reception needs a really good live band or disco and Trudi has chosen a client who has been a huge supporter of Guides for Brides since we started in 1995, Adrian North Disco.

Over coffee this morning the office debated the top 5 “must have” wedding reception songs, and the 5 guaranteed to kill the party and after much debate on whether we could include “all songs by Status Quo” in either list, we have the ultimate top 5.


Our Top 5 classic Wedding Disco songs:

  1. Dancing Queen by Abba
  2. I’ve had the Time of my Life from Dirty Dancing
  3. The One that I Want from Greece
  4. The Road to Amarillo by Tony Christie
  5. YMCA by The Village People

And the 5 to avoid:

  1. D-I-V-O-R-C-E by Dolly Parton
  2. Agadoo by Black Lace
  3. The Macarena by Los del Rio
  4. **** You by Eamon
  5. Walking in the Air by Aled Jones

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