How To Find The Perfect Musicians & Live Wedding Bands For Your UK Wedding

Before you hire a live wedding band in the UK (or anywhere for that matter), it’s a good idea to know exactly what you’re looking for, while having a few handy tips and tricks to guide you. Here we outline everything you need to know to make the right choice while selecting a band.

#1 – Plan early

While searching for live wedding bands, you should start searching for the ideal service provider well ahead of time – there’s always a high demand for the best performers, and no one wants to find the perfect band only to find they’re not available on your chosen wedding day.

So, once you decide on the day of the wedding, reserving the wedding venue and securing the live wedding band are two of the first things you should rush to lock into. Once you sign the contract with the band, it’s one less thing to worry about, and you can move on with organising one of the many other elements you need to lock in.

#2 – Check your budget

Naturally, wedding banks don’t come cheap. If you’re certain that you want to hire one of the best wedding bands, it’s essential that you factor a realistic cost into your budget from the outset. Simply make a few enquiries with highly recommended bands and musicians to give you a ball-park figure of what you are likely going to have to spend.


#3 – Become a smart searcher

While searching for a live wedding band in the UK, it’s a good idea to use all the tools and resources available to you. From simple Google searches, to scouring social media and researching via wedding blogs, there are also services such as Evengo which can help you select the best service provider.

And if you’re really uncertain how to select a band, you can enlist the help of experts through using a wedding entertainment agency. The agency will take care of everything and match you up with a band that’s perfect for your wedding. Agencies like Alive Network have bands all over the UK, just search your location like bands for hire Cheshire, and see what comes up.

#4 – Ask questions

When it comes to interviewing live wedding bands in the UK, don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you can. A professional band will gladly receive your questions and answer them promptly. From the types and style of music they can perform through to cancellation requests and logistics, make sure you get everything answered right from the beginning.

#5 – Focus on the details

Once you’ve reserved a band, it’s time to look into more specifics! For example, you’ll need to provide some guidance to the band on what kind of songs you would like them to play, then finalise the song list. You’ll also need to let them know (with plenty of time to prepare) what song you would like played for the first dance, and so forth.

Once all the specifics are finalised, you should include them in a contract and sign. Once this is completed, and you’ve paid your deposit, all there is to do is sit back and wait for them to perform on your big day!

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    I really like it

  • Reply BellaB Monday 1st October, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Odd looking dress.

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Sunday 23rd September, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Would be cute if it was a mini.

  • Reply fifi73 Monday 10th September, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Hmmm it looks like it doesn’t fit her right…

  • XOXO
    Reply XOXO Thursday 31st May, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    love her! she’s gorgeous! xoxo

  • devilsbanquet
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    Nice dress and she is beautiful but as a combination naaaadah

  • comebacks
    Reply comebacks Thursday 17th November, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Hate this dress! Sorry 🙁

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Friday 3rd August, 2012 at 6:45 am


  • Reply betheliza Monday 7th November, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Very unique dress though!

  • Reply bluebird93 Monday 31st October, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    not that great tbh.

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    not very figure flattering at all.

    • newbie
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      yes ikr

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