The first dance is an important moment in any wedding day, so make sure you choose a song that you absolutely love! Try to pick a song that is meaningful to you and your fiancé. Whether you have a particular memory associated with that song, or there is a lyric that you love - go for a song that is special to you as a couple. To help you pick the perfect song, here are our top 40 picks for first dance songs that are sure to leave your guests teary-eyed...
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.
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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.
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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
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
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!
Find the amazing Wigorina String Quartet at the NEC this weekend! You will never consider any other quartet!
Every great wedding reception needs a really good live band
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:
- Dancing Queen by Abba
- I've had the Time of my Life from Dirty Dancing
- The One that I Want from Greece
- The Road to Amarillo by Tony Christie
- YMCA by The Village People
And the 5 to avoid:
- D-I-V-O-R-C-E by Dolly Parton
- Agadoo by Black Lace
- The Macarena by Los del Rio
- **** You by Eamon
- Walking in the Air by Aled Jones