In the past the wedding entertainment available for a bride and groom to choose from would be limited to those recommended by family and friends, those available from the venue or those discovered in a local telephone directory. The couples who had access to bigger acts or famous bands either happened to find them through a ‘friend of a friend’ or had the money to pay for them. Things in the wedding entertainment industry are changing, thankfully.
Thanks to wedding entertainment websites, premium acts and bands are signing up to online booking agents, giving any bride and groom access to a huge array of entertainment acts, but particularly those previously unavailable to them, and more importantly at average prices for a wedding entertainment act or band. It works well for all concerned. The act themselves are happy because they are reaching a wider audience and the couple are happy because they are able to wow their guests with an exclusive act.
To take a look at a few such premium acts available to book through one popular wedding entertainment website it is now possible to book a live karaoke band, in which guests have the chance to front their own live band and perform to the rest of the wedding party. This unique band has appeared on Chris Moyles’ Radio 1 show and provided the entertainment for the afterparty at The Brits 2010, Kerrang awards 2008 and Stuff/What Hi-Fi awards 2008/2009 다음드.
Another very original act involves professional singers being disguised as waiters, chefs, firemen or even the couple’s own guests in bizarre scenarios where the characters burst into song and give an amazing ‘impromptu’ performance. They recently appeared on Living TV’s ‘Four Weddings’ programme, and the wedding they performed at was voted the best by all the other brides.
Many of the acts have either worked with celebrity artists or performed for them. One pianist and DJ on the site has arranged music for Jane McDonald, Katherine Jenkins and Carley Stenson. Also available is a keyboard player who has toured with Westlife, Blue, Will Young and Mica Paris. Two other exclusive acts have played at parties hosted by celebrities, such as Roman Abramovitch and Geri Halliwell, whilst a third has members who have had top chart hits in the eighties and have recently played for the Jordanian royal family and various international sports stars.
All these bands and more are now affordable to ‘everyday folk’ and available to book for any wedding. In this age of celebrity, imagine what a great time the wedding guests will have being entertained by such an exclusive act and the bride and groom can feel safe in the knowledge that they are guaranteed a professional performance. The online service will take the stress out of booking entertainment for the wedding and the chosen act will make it a treasured memory for years to come. It is now more a case of what you know rather than who you know when booking wedding entertainment. The ‘what’ is a good online wedding entertainment service like I Do Music that acts as a one-stop shop for premium, reliable wedding entertainment that will really make the big day extra special.
Helen is a writer and author who works for several companies in the quirkier end of the music business, including I Do Music, a leading, if recent, online resource for booking your wedding entertainment. With 20 years in the wedding music business, they know their stuff!
Helen is very comfortable working in this area as it’s not that many years since she went through the process herself and she retains an unhealthy interest in online forums that feature related content.