If you’re scratching your head trying to decide on entertainment at your wedding reception – that’s apart from the Best Man’s speech – you should think about the sort of atmosphere you want to create. Is it strictly all for dancing or would you prefer more background-type music to allow people to chat without having to shout at each other? Ideally of course, it should be a combination of the two and it can be done. It’s all in the planning.
For a great party get-together atmosphere, most people like the band to play a cross-section of popular music and songs usually from the 1950’s to present day to suit the wide age ranges of wedding guests. Wedding live bands tend to have a wide repertoire of music and can flex their style to adapt well to keep all pleased at the wedding reception, the get-up and dance types to those who are just content to listen alike.
Consider music tastes of guests
Jazz bands used to be popular for providing music at a wedding reception but this style doesn’t always go down too well with the younger set. Well, at least not all the time. So, it’s well to consider the music tastes of all of your guests, their age range and whether they would prefer to dance, listen to the music or a mixture of the two.
If things are getting to loud, wedding live bands can vary their output. They’re good at interpreting what the wedding crowd likes as well of course in taking instructions from their hire hosts. Breaks now and then allows for conversations to flow and regain exchanges for those who may have started a chat earlier. Even better if there’s an area set aside for perhaps more elderly guests who are quite happy just to sit and chat with friends or family members long absent from their lives. To catch up on things.
Wedding live bands like SensationBand
Wedding live bands like London’s own SensationBand keep the action on the dance floor moving with their own special range of hit cover versions. These multi-talented musicians have played with some of the top names in the entertainment business, including Lily Allen and the late pop legend, Amy Winehouse. To find out more about SensationBand and other top event bands in the London area, just Google ‘wedding live bands’ for the capital area. Of course by tradition, the first dance always belongs to that of the bridge and groom.
Favourite songs for that first wedding dance
Here are some of the most well-known songs for that first dance, as researched by wedding experts throughout the UK:
‘Let There Be Love’ – Nat King Cole
‘Everything I Do (I do it for you)’ – Bryan Adams
‘Angels’ – Robbie Williams
‘Stand By Me’ – Ben E King
‘We Have All The Time In The World’ – Louis Armstrong
‘Wonderful Tonight’ – Eric Clapton
‘Lady in Red’ – Chris DeBurgh
‘‘Lets Stay Together’ – Al Green
‘It Had To Be You’ – Harry Connick Jr
Fly me to the Moon’ – Frank Sinatra
‘White Wedding’ – Billy Idol
Your favourite amongst those? Well, be assured that your choice in hiring wedding live bands should be able to come up with that song so special to you and your partner to christen the dance floor.