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Live music inspiration for wedding receptions
When organising your wedding reception, you will want to ensure that your guests are suitably entertained and that you plan the perfect party atmosphere. Live music is an entertainment option that adds ambiance to any wedding reception and there are so many alternatives to choose from, you are bound to find something that fits your needs.
When you enlist the help of Papillon Events, luxury wedding planners in London, we take care of everything from your wedding ceremony, right through until your last guest has left the venue. Booking entertainment is one of our specialities and we have a number of regular acts that we recommend for live music throughout London and the Home Counties. If you are still deciding what to book for your own wedding reception, why not try one of these options for the live music that will be sure to make an impact.
Instrumentalists, such as Harpists or String Quartets
Harpists and string quartets, or any other type of instrumentalist is more suited to perform during your drinks reception and wedding breakfast, rather than an evening reception; due to the style of music that they play. Afternoon receptions generally involve you and your guests talking, so providing quiet background music can add a certain charm to your afternoon. Harp music is meant to be one of the most romantic styles of music available – perfect for your wedding day! Instrumentalists can perform classical music from a variety of composers, or an instrumental version of more modern songs.
Singers and Vocalists
Hiring a singer or vocalist for your wedding evening reception not only gives you a huge amount of choice, but also is one of the more affordable live music options available. From female singers, singing music from today’s charts to a smooth jazz singer in the style of Michael Bublé, you can choose a singer that fits in with your musical tastes and your wedding theme. Any good singer will happily offer samples of their work for you to listen to and decide if they are the right entertainer for your event.
Live Bands and Groups
Although a live band will generally be more expensive to hire than a solo artist, they can really get the party started. Live bands can range from cover bands that cover classics and more modern songs, to tribute bands who not only sound like the real deal, but act like them too. There is a multitude of musical genres covered in this option and it is perfectly possible to hire a wedding band that specialises in getting the crowd up onto the dancefloor along with adding the occasional banter between themselves and your wedding guests.
Rat Pack Bands
If you are planning a vintage styled wedding or you simply love music from the likes of Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin, booking a rat pack band will add sophistication and plenty of fun to your wedding evening reception. Rat pack bands really put on a show and will keep your guests entertained with their performance. Take your wedding guests back to the 1930’s with professional musicians and energetic performances.
Barn Dance or Ceilidh Bands
For a real rustic theme to your wedding, why not hire a barn dance band to perform while you and your guests dance the night away? Ceilidh bands are also available if you are having a traditional Irish or Scottish wedding reception and are looking for the perfect folk music to dance with your guests to.
If none of these appeal to you and your wedding day, why not opt for one of the following live music options that will turn your wedding into something truly memorable:
These are just a few ideas of the types of live music that you can hire for your wedding reception and there are many more options available to you. Live music is by far the most atmospheric entertainment options for a wedding reception and are worth spending part of your wedding budget on. If you’d like Papillon Events to help turn your vision for your wedding day into reality, get in touch with us to discuss your ideas and let us take care of organising the entertainment for your wedding reception. They don’t call us premiere party planners in London for nothing!