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Help! We Can’t Decide On A Wedding Band!

Last Updated: 25th April 2024


So you’ve booked the venue, chosen the dress, picked out the centrepieces – you’re all set to go for your big day except for one (very important) thing… your wedding band. Trouble is, you and your partner have different ideas for your entertainment which makes the decision about which band to pick a bit tougher. Don’t worry if this is your current situation – we’re here to help!

Keep reading to find our top tips to help you choose a wedding band.


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Make A List Of Your Top Three Genres Of Band

If you want your guests to boogie on down to some funk and soul but your partner is a hard-core rocker, it might take a bit more thought when it comes to choosing the right band! Remember, compromise is key.

Start by choosing your top three genres of wedding band. When one appears on both of your lists and you can start searching for bands in that category! At Entertainment Nation you can search through top-quality pop and rock bands, acoustic folk bands, soul and Motown bands, indie and Britpop bands and many more, so there’s loads to choose from. On top of that you might like to consider a DJ, saxophonist, or a combination of both DJ and live musician.


soul and motown bandGroove Station

Keep An Open Mind

You have a vision of your perfect band, but when you start searching, you’re met with a whole new world of ideas. You are allowed to change your mind! It doesn’t mean that a band of a different genre won’t play songs that you love and make your night memorable, just because it wasn’t your first choice. Professional bands often have wide-ranging repertoires that cover genres outside of their typical style, so take the time to search through their repertoires (displayed at the bottom of each band’s profile) to find one that plays a great selection of songs that inspire you. There are so many good choices, you’ll definitely find “the one”!



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Choose A Band In A Totally Different Style

You’d be surprised how versatile wedding bands can be. Jazz bands for example are ever-popular thanks to their ability to turn well-known songs from a variety of different genres into something new and exciting, while injecting bags of fun and a splash of class to your occasion. They go down a storm with wedding guests and you can guarantee they’ll make your wedding totally unforgettable.

If not, why not consider something more niche, like a mariachi band or a themed band or tribute act?


jazz bandChateau Grey

Consider Your Guests

As well as the both of you, you’ll want to consider your guests too. Ultimately you want them to have a wonderful time at your wedding so it’s important that your guests tastes are factored in too. If your family and friends are rocking the dance floor it just makes your day even more special!


What About A DJ?

One of the best things about hiring a DJ is that you can ask them to play pretty much anything you want. A good DJ will be more than happy to take your song requests and incorporate them into a mix of songs that suit your style and taste, as well as throw in some crowd-pleasers to keep everyone dancing throughout the night. You can liven things up and introduce the thrill of live music by hiring a DJ with a live musician to dazzle your guests.

dj mixing deskMagnette DJs

We Still Can’t Decide!

If you need some more help and inspiration, feel free to give our friendly advisers a call on 0800 53 000 35. They’ll be more than happy to suggest bands you might not have thought about and send you on your way to wedding entertainment to suit you both!


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