It seems an appropriate time of the year to write this blog about wedding entertainment trends 2016.
Summer is over and so is the peak season for weddings.
From this point in the year we can look back and see some definite trends amongst the Live Music Management wedding band and DJ / entertainment bookings in 2016.
Our rock and pop party bands were as popular as ever and these three and four piece wedding bands (offering free DJ services as part of their standard package) probably made up the bulk of the wedding entertainment bookings. This is not surprising as this type of band from Live Music Management offer the maximum entertainment for the minimum amount of spend!
What we did see in 2016 though was a significant rise in the bookings for our six to ten piece function bands. There were a number of clients who really pushed the boat out with the additional of horn sections , percussionists and even dancers added to the line ups of top bands for weddings of distinction , glamour and style.
Live Band Karaoke aka Rockaoke or Bandeoke bands remain very popular additions to weddings and our Bandaoke bands rocked out at dozens of cool weddings over the Summer with hundreds of happy wedding guests becoming rock stars for the night and joining the bands on stage for some shape throwing and singing. Many of these weddings were festival style affairs with out door stages , teepee’s or big top tents , street foods , craft beer and cocktails , wrist bands and all the trappings of a mini festival. The bands have loved these gigs almost as much as the clients and many of the acts have come back from a weekend of Live Band Karaoke with stories of tremendous performances and memorable evenings with music being played as the sun goes down.
There have also been a number of festival weddings where the client has booked a band capable of playing numerous sets in different guises. For instance they might have started out the wedding as a duo playing acoustic classics , progressed to a set chock full of party anthems and then wound down the night with another acoustic show by a campfire keeping the party going until the early hours with a sing song and campfire karaoke.
Lets also not forget the clients who have booked wedding DJ’s over the Summer. Many have had specific song or style / genre requests for different parts of the evening and have wanted real quality DJs and definitely not the traditional wedding jock. With over fifteen years experience booking night clubs Live Music Management are well placed to be able to help with these bookings.
If you need any help with planning the entertainment for your wedding in 2017 please let us know . You can contact us on 08454 900515 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . We would love to be able to help.