It's a great idea to hire some form of entertainment for your wedding guests and there are so many different approaches to inspire you.
To give you just a few London wedding entertainment ideas to whet your appetite: think about jazz singers, soul bands, fireworks, harpists, magicians, fun casinos, Wedding DJs, caricature artists, singing waiters and even fortune tellers.
Aside from the ceremony itself, music often forms a hugely important aspect of almost any wedding. It really helps create the mood you would like whether romantic, fun and laughter, but above all helps to make your day one to remember for you and your guests for many years to come.
Here’s some great wedding entertainers in the Capital, whom you might want to get in touch with...
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The Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters. They offer high energy live music for weddings, festivals, private functions, and corporate events. Their band size is fully customisable from 3 to 14 musicians, making them the perfect fit for any event budget or style.
Are you wading through a sea of identical-sounding bands?
Do you want to create a magical wedding day full of UNFORGETTABLE moments?
Don't worry, Boujee Music is here to help!
We'll help you find the perfect live music for your wedding, then take care of all the details - so you can just celebrate and enjoy your day!
Celebrate your big day in a unique way at Swingers! Our venues are totally unique and outrageously fun, making it the ideal venue for wedding receptions and celebrations. For guests looking for something a little different in the heart of London we have everything you need to create an unforgettable day.
Tashara is a multi award winning charismatic and dynamic Singer, Songwriter and Entertainer with a fantastic selection of live music entertainment options. She is your sassy, soulful songstress taking the live music entertainment industry by storm, injecting her sparkle wherever she performs.
Getting married at Christmas doesn't mean that you have to plan a Christmas-themed wedding. Here, roaming band The Travelling Hands, suggest songs that would work well for a Christmas winter wedding and the songs to avoid! When it comes to music, the same rule applies. Just because you want to get married at Christmas it doesn't mean that your musical playlist has to be full of Wizzard & Cliff Richard if you don't want it to be there. When our acoustic roaming band The Travelling Hands perform at winter weddings we see a wide variety of decisions when it comes to Christmas songs. Some want to embrace the Christmas classics - adding these into their day. Others like a few placed in here and there, whilst some want to just stick to their favourite songs without any Christmas numbers added in at all.
Posted: 16 December 2022
London's award-winning acoustic roaming band, The Travelling Hands, advise on how to use entertainment to break the ice amongst your guests at your wedding day.
And so you're married! The vows are complete, you've said your I dos, your friends and family have cheered and confetti has covered the floor! Your photographer is likely to be whisking you away for some photos and you may well be eyeing up that first glass of bubbly too!
For your guests, there's a lot to take in at the start of your wedding day. While they are catching up with those they know, saying hello to others for the first time and settling into your celebrations, helping your guests to ease into your wedding day is a very important consideration. A champagne reception, perhaps some canapes and occasionally an outdoor game selection are all very popular options for helping guests to relax at this time while encouraging different groups of friends and family to begin mixing with one another too.
Posted: 3 November 2022
Pop royalty, Claire Richards and Duncan James, joined forces on Saturday 17th September, as the ultimate wedding band - Simply Wed - to surprise one lucky couple with a performance of poptastic floor-filling songs on their wedding day. Anna Novelli and Samuel Hold from Bournemouth were delighted when the power duo 'crashed the wedding' at the Larmer Street in Wiltshire, to surprise guests and the lucky couple with the performance of a lifetime. The couple - both Steps and Blue superfans - were overwhelmed with joy to have the newly minted wedding supergroup perform, having known all the routines to Claire and Duncan's biggest hits since childhood!
Posted: 26 September 2022
To celebrate the nation's love of cheese, as we head into wedding season, Mini Cheddars has brought together two pop icons - Duncan James from Blue and Claire Richards from Steps - in musical matrimony to form the ultimate wedding supergroup - Simply Wed. And one lucky couple will win an exclusive performance from 'Simply Wed' at their wedding this September. To mark the launch of the wedding supergroup, Mini Cheddars commissioned research revealing the ultimate wedding playlist with Dancing Queen by ABBA taking the top spot – 46 years after it was first released. A poll of 2,000 wedding guests saw Don't Stop Me Now by Queen and Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline complete the top three. The 'big day' playlist also included Happy by Pharrell Williams, Toploader's Dancing in the Moonlight, as well as Mr Brightside by The Killers. Also featured in the top 40 were Single Ladies by Beyonce, 5,6,7,8 by Steps and One Love by Blue.
Posted: 29 July 2022
Over the past year, UK searches for 'first dance songs 2022' have increased by +1,300%, whilst searches for 'first dance ideas for non-dancers have increased by +300% showing that more couples are looking for inspiration. The first dance is likely to be one of the most memorable moments of your wedding, so naturally, newlyweds are determined to pick the most suitable song. A decision needs to be made whether to choose an old classic or maybe the new love song that's currently in the charts.
Posted: 19 June 2022
The Blue Lion Band are live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters. They offer high energy live music for weddings, festivals, private functions, and corporate events. Their band size is fully customisable from 3 to 14 musicians, making them the perfect fit for any event budget or style. Blue Lion's talented musicians have performed with renowned artists including Ellie Goulding, Kanye West, Mark Knopfler, Tom Jones, George Michael, Gotye, and Alicia Keys. They work to make every event unforgettable, creating and delivering high-energy, fun performances to keep the dance floor jumping. This talented crew will create a set list to suit your musical preferences, from elegant classical music or string pop covers for the ceremony, to jazz during cocktail hour, and dance music to get the crowd going during the reception. If you're planning a destination wedding, Blue Lion Band travels around the world! They are available to perform at events throughout the United Kingdom and for travel to France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and more.
Posted: 3 May 2022
When searching for your big-day entertainment, nothing beats seeing a live performance! Pop along to the Soul Supper UK Evenings at Proud Cabaret (Proud City site opposite Fenchurch St Station) where you can see London wedding party and function band SoulPlay perform live - perfect for pre-vetting your wedding entertainment. What's more, it gives you a perfect excuse for meeting up with loved ones before the wedding for a pre-wedding get-together - you could even turn it in to your hen or stag do!
Posted: 19 October 2021
From the 21st June, limits on wedding sizes lifted and couples across the country will be getting their wedding playlists ready, but what could be more important than the first dance song - especially for the next four weeks when this dance it the only one allowed! Selecting a song which has meaning to the special couple can be tricky. Many couples know that whatever song they choose will go on to forever be known as 'their song', which adds pressure to making the right choice. It's perhaps then no surprise that there are almost 1,000 first-dance dedicated playlists on Spotify to help couples choose, but which songs are the most favoured?
New data analysed by five-star hotel, The Grand, York has revealed the most popular songs to play during a first dance in 2021. Analysing over 57,000 songs on Spotify, the current top ten list has been revealed, and the results might just be surprising. Securing both first and third place is the hugely successful Ed Sheeran and taking second, is 2021 X Factor winner, James Arthur.
Posted: 23 June 2021
Make sure you check out Boujee Music, the recently rebranded music agency, which is run by talented husband-and-wife team Tim and Lizzie Sentance. Providing amazing live acts for every kind of wedding, Tim and Lizzie met through music and bring invaluable experience from both sides of the aisle. Not only do they know how to put on an incredible show, but they also know what it feels like to plan something as special as your wedding day.
Posted: 17 May 2021
CherryTop Weddings has developed a new Covid-secure interactive wedding entertainment experience that can be enjoyed by guests attending as well as friends and relatives watching remotely. (It's also ideal for larger celebrations when restrictions lift.) Everyone will receive a 'Love Story' which is a printed booklet personalised by the couple. It contains photographs of the newlyweds and activities chosen by them including a quiz to find out how much their guests know about them, wedding speech bingo, word searches, drawing challenges and much more.
Posted: 18 March 2021