Your Wedding is the most important day of any Bride and Grooms lives, its a day that you have been saving up hard for to make your Wedding the most special and memorable day of your lives. But most dont leave your entertainment to the last minute or as an after thought. Most Bands, Solo Artists and Performers get booked for popular dates as far as 2 years in advance. So like your Wedding venue, which has to be perfect so do your entertainment.
The same as your wedding venue, you book in advance to ensure that you have your perfect wedding venue and the same goes for your entertainment, you need to book in advance so that you can have your favourite band or singer. Most professional wedding entertainers they do get booked up very quickly. So our advise is as soon as your venue is booked contact Mike Russ Entertainments (MRE) Group Ltd and we will book your favourite band.
Make sure you have entertainment for the other parts to your Wedding
The evening reception tends to be a band and possible a DJ to fill in for the breaks or the band you book may also do DJ as well to keep the party dancing on the dance floor. But its not just about the evening reception for entertainment there are other parts that sometimes has a lull with nothing happening especially between the wedding breakfast and the evening reception: –
The Ceremony whilst your signing the register
The Drinks Reception
The Wedding Breakfast
The kind of entertainment you could book for the day time of your wedding could be string quartet, pianist, close up magician either working the drinks reception room or working the room where your wedding breakfast is being served. It doesn’t have to be music to keep your party occupied we also supply some exquisite circus acts such as silk aerialists.
Choosing your Wedding Reception Band
Some Bride and Grooms always make the same mistake of booking entertainment to suit their guests, but this is your wedding day and your wedding reception. This is the part where you come together with your friends, colleagues and other family members to celebrate with the newly weds. So the band is your choice, your style of music. But for the reception, most people do dance to a band and most bands will play the cheesy classics to keep your older guests happy. But there other area’s that you need to cover, for instance if your getting married in the highlands of Scotland and your band is in Portsmouth then this is going to be costing you more for travel, over night accommodation and meals. So to help you keep the costs down we would the suggest that a band in the Scotland is booked. Most performers will travel approx 90 mins and after that will require funds to cover their petrol costs. Whatever, Mike Russ Entertainments Group Ltd will be at your side every step of the way as your wedding is extremely important to us just as it is for you. So we want it to go smoothly and with no hiccups.
When you do book your venue talk to them about wedding entertainment and having a band, there are several things you need to ask the venue before you start booking a band: –
Are they permitted to have live music and if so are they any restrictions such as noise level. Check with the venue that they haven’t been served by their Council a served a noise abatement notice, which requires the venue to reduce the volume of all music .
Check where the band would be performing and if there’s going to be enough room. At MRE Group Ltd we will always tell you how much space the band will require in feet.
When booking your band or your wedding entertainment with MRE Group Ltd, we will always invite you to come along with us to see them in action on public bookings, we couldn’t let you see them playing at a wedding it wouldn’t be fair
Booking With MRE Group Ltd
Once you have chosen your band, we can then send out contracts to both parties, from MRE Group Ltd to you the “booker” and we as the entertainment agency would then contract the band to your Wedding. We operate a 4 week call, where we make the final preparations of your wedding. We would be asking questions such what times can the performers have access time to set up, private lockable dressing room for the band to leave their private belongings and to sit and relax between their sets. The standard timings of most bands upon a 5pm arrival is usually a 12pm finish.
How Many Sets Do The Band Play
When it comes to performance times the standard sets are usually 3 x 4 minute sets or 2 x 60 minute sets. Most bands will offer you a play list DJ Service to keep the party going whilst they are taking a break. But if you are wanting a DD Service where your guests can make song requests, then you need to make sure the band offers a manned DJ Service.
Equipment and Paperwork
The Band or Solo, Trio’s normal bring their high quality PA and Lighting equipment with them, this will be checked by MRE Group when a 4 week call is with the band . The bands or the performers will also bring a copy of their Public Liability Insurance in case this is not covered by the venue, but please check with the venue when you make the booking.
Booking with Mike Russ Entertainments (MRE) Group Ltd
At Mike Russ Entertainments (MRE) Group Ltd we make booking your wedding entertainment simple, secure and hassle free. Both parties have signed legal binding contracts, but our performers and bands would only be too delighted to been booked by you to perform at your Wedding. A member of the MRE Group Ltd management will be in attendance to oversee the entertainment being set up so you dont have to worry and we dont charge for that. We are here for you 24/7 our office opens from 9am – 10pm Monday – Saturday and for urgent matters we can be contacted on our oncall mobile phone. All you need to do is browse our website and discover the act that you want on your big day!