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6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Hire Live Musicians For Their Wedding

6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Hire Live Musicians For Their Wedding

If you want your special day to be extra special, live music is the perfect accompaniment to every magical moment of your wedding. From intimate wedding ceremony music & live wedding singers to a wedding band who will kickstart the evening party, you will find out why every bride (and groom) should hire live musicians for their wedding in our latest Entertainment Inspiration blog!

1. To make your special day extra special

If you want your special day to be extra special, live music is the perfect accompaniment to every magical moment of your wedding. At Alive Network, we’ve been providing wedding entertainment since 1999, and the secret is to decide what kind of mood you'd like at each stage of your wedding day, and matching music and musicians with that mood.

Make Your Day Extra Special With 'Something Different'

2. To welcome your guests with a romatic atmosphere and set the mood for the day

Your wedding ceremony is the first event of the day for your guests, and most will be arriving at least 30 minutes before the ceremony starts. Rather than letting them sit in silence in the church or venue, you can welcome them with gentle background music such as a string quartet, a pianist or a harpist playing live. This creates a lovely, relaxed and romantic atmosphere in which your guests can chat to each other if they wish, or just listen to the music and get their handkerchiefs ready!

Most musicians enjoy weddings, and would far rather perform for more than just a few minutes, so why not ask them to play during the ceremony too.

Romantic Wedding Entertainment Ideas

3. To personalise your ceremony

An ideal moment is the five to ten minutes ‘slot’ where you need to sign the register and have your photos taken! For a church wedding, add some vocal excitement with a gospel choir or professional opera singers to lead the hymns and sing a solo psalm or similar.

Personalise Your Wedding Ceremony With Choral or Opera Singers

4. To kickstart the party atmosphere

While your and your new spouse are having your photos taken, your guests may move onto the venue, and a drinks reception. These can be a little quiet at the start, so why not book a Rat Pack singer or jazz band to kick-start the party atmosphere before you both arrive, and your wedding breakfast starts.

Drinks Reception Entertainment Ideas to Kickstart the Party

5. To entertain and relax your guests during the meal

Wedding meals can seem very long for young guests, so why not entertain them with comedy singing waiters, who suddenly burst into song, or roaming magicians who amaze with clever tabletop tricks.

Wedding Entertainment Ideas Perfect for During Dinner

6. To add wow-factor to your evening party

The key to a really memorable evening wedding party is to choose live entertainment that involves all your guests, regardless of age! At Alive Network, our most popular wedding entertainment is a live wedding band, who play a wide range of pop, soul and contemporary hits to get the party going with energy and enjoyment. If yours is a big family wedding with everyone there from toddlers to grannies, a great way to get your guests up and dancing is to book a ceilidh band or Irish band. (This also works a treat for any group of guests who don’t know each other too well, as everyone gets to dance with almost everyone else at some stage!)

Examples of Awesome Wedding Bands & Ceilidh Bands

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