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  • Writer's pictureJared Martin

How to Find the Best Wedding Band for You

Updated: Aug 16, 2019

The genre and range of music and entertainment on offer plays a huge part in the atmosphere and tone of your special day, which is why it's vital to take time in researching and investing in the best wedding band to suit you and your partner.

It's also a well known psychological fact that music is an extremely powerful stimulant in evoking and even re-awakening past memories. This can be both a conscious and unconscious phenomena with hearing certain songs having the ability to trigger sudden moments from your past, even if you don’t realise it.

If you’re looking for a fun, lively and talented wedding band for your special day, we’re here to help. We’ve even created a handy list to help you find the best wedding band for you, making sure that the soundtrack of your life is one to remember!

Find the Tunes to Fit Your Taste

Whilst it may seem obvious, making sure your wedding band are able to play the right tunes to fit your occasion is essential to ensuring that everyone is dancing all night long.

Professional wedding bands will have a set repertoire of songs they can play, giving you the freedom to tailor the music to the schedule of your wedding and have the songs match every occasion.

Can’t find the song you’re looking for? FunXion 5 are even willing to learn one extra song of your choice free of charge to ensure that your wedding day is a day to remember for the rest of your life! This is a particularly ideal solution for brides and grooms to enjoy a romantic first dance to “their” own specific song on their special day.

It is also vital to ensure that the wedding band you’re looking to hire can play a variety of instruments to fit with any song you may require. The standard line-up option we offer is a 5-piece band: vocals, guitar, keys, bass and drums. We are also able to add a saxophone to our line-up if this suits your needs. Alongside this, we also provide a light jazz trio or a jazz quartet (including a singer) for when a quieter, more laid back vibe is required, such as during the wedding breakfast or meal.

Investing in Reliability

Whilst it may be tempting to invest in a cheaper wedding band to save on finances, it is important to choose someone who has experience in providing live musical performances and isn’t going to let you down on your big day.

Before booking any band or singer to perform at your wedding, it’s a good idea to check out their reviews and testimonials first. This little bit of research is important to leave you confident in the knowledge that the performers know exactly what to do in order to have your guests moving to the music all night long.

Another great way to get a feel for whether a wedding band is going to suit your taste is to check out their demos and live showreels. Get in touch if you require any further information or have any queries.

Fully Equipped for a Good Time

You don’t need us to tell you that your wedding day will be one of the most important and happiest day of your life. There’s a lot to think about and plan and moments to enjoy once the date comes around. Therefore, it's important to leave yourself with as little to stress about and let the professionals take care of what they do best.

FunXion 5 are well aware of how much planning goes into wedding days, which is why we aim to conduct a fully seamless operation when both setting up and breaking down the equipment.

From a professional audio sound system, to amplifiers and lighting rigs, we bring and set up all of our own equipment with no extra help needed from you. Alongside this, we provide top of the range audio equipment for your wedding day, including the 3000W PA system and a 2000W subwoofer.

These PA systems we bring, which a speaker system with matched amplification and mixing capabilities, provide the perfect solution for those who want to rock out with hard-hitting bass.

Mix It Up with a DJ Set

A DJ set can be a great option to fill out the dance floor and have the party rocking well into the night. As part of our package deal, FunXion 5 can provide hundreds of different songs across every genre and decade to suit every occasion.

Will you have a lot of kids or elderly folk attending your wedding? The music FunXion 5 provide will cater for all ages. We have a whole host of soft pop and smooth jazz songs for when something more easy-going and universal is required.

Down Time Between Performances

Of course, when you book a band to perform at your wedding, you don’t want them to be rocking out non-stop the whole evening. A lot of guests will want a bit of downtime to rest those dancing shoes and tell in-laws all of your embarrassing stories!

With that in mind, you should make sure to work with a wedding band who is experienced in providing background music that can be played prior to the main performance, during intervals and while they’re packing away equipment. No one wants awkward silences on their big day!

Typically, we provide performances of 2 x 60 minutes or 3 x 40 minutes sets. However, we pride ourselves on being flexible in order to accommodate your schedule and make your wedding as personalised as possible.

To fit the tone of every occasion, we also have a whole host of preset playlists packed full of songs and chart hits. Also, if you already have a playlist you wish us to use, then we can simply set up your device with our equipment.

Not only this, but we will also allow you to use our PA system for speeches! Meaning there’ll be nowhere to hide when the best man has one too many and starts rambling about “that time in Ibiza…”

How we can help

Do you want music to play a big part on your wedding day? All of the FunXion 5 band would love to be involved in your special moment. Fill out our contact form or give Jared a call on 07974 298340 or email to enquire about a booking and we’ll be in touch soon.

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