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The Beginner's Guide to Hiring a Wedding Band

From budgets to logistics, insurance and more, here's everything you need to know

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The Best Wedding Songs for the Biggest Moments

The ultimate selection of wedding songs to complement each moment of your big day.

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Musicians' Blog

Written with the working musician in mind, we cover everything from setting up a new act to managing a successful band in the events industry.

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Organising a wedding, party or corporate event? We've put together a number of essential guides to get you started.

The DIY Guide to Planning a Sensational Home Wedding

The DIY Guide to Planning a Sensational Home Wedding

Explore our guide to planning the best at-home wedding without breaking a sweat.

Boho Themed Party: How to Host an Event With a Bohemian Theme

Boho Themed Party: How to Host an Event With a Bohemian Theme

Create an all-natural celebration in an unconventional style.

Top 10 Wedding Breakfast Entertainment Ideas

Top 10 Wedding Breakfast Entertainment Ideas

Dynamic wedding breakfast ideas to entertain your guests.

Leaving Party Ideas and Tips for a Fun Farewell

Leaving Party Ideas and Tips for a Fun Farewell

From a few farewell drinks to an all-out summer soiree, you owe it to your guest of honour to pull out all the stops.

Creepy-Cool Halloween Party Themes and Ideas (For Grown-Ups!)

Creepy-Cool Halloween Party Themes and Ideas (For Grown-Ups!)

Games, music and decor to make your event a frightfully fun affair!

How to Plan the Perfect Wedding After Party

How to Plan the Perfect Wedding After Party

Learn the ins and outs of extending your electric wedding celebration!

30 Office Party Ideas to Energise Your Team

30 Office Party Ideas to Energise Your Team

Pull your employees back from the brink of burnout with a fun-filled office party.

60th Birthday Party Ideas to Make Your Occasion Unforgettable

60th Birthday Party Ideas to Make Your Occasion Unforgettable

Get your guests dancing like it's the Swinging 60s.

How to Organise a Hollywood Themed Party

How to Organise a Hollywood Themed Party

Throw a golden age bash for any elegant occasion.

Wedding Band Costs in 2022 - What Affects the Price of a Wedding Band?

Wedding Band Costs in 2022 - What Affects the Price of a Wedding Band?

From travel costs to seasonal discounts, here's everything you need to know.

How To Throw a Mexican Themed Party

How To Throw a Mexican Themed Party

Throwing a Mexican-themed party is a unique and festive way to celebrate in style. Check out our helpful guide to make sure you've covered every angle.

12 Daytime Wedding Entertainment Ideas to Keep Boredom at Bay

12 Daytime Wedding Entertainment Ideas to Keep Boredom at Bay

From guest arrival to the wedding breakfast, these entertaining ideas will keep the energy flowing.

The Best 40th Birthday Party Ideas for an Epic Celebration

The Best 40th Birthday Party Ideas for an Epic Celebration

From quirky 40th birthday party themes to iconic soundtracks of your youth.

How to Throw a Fabulous Tea Party for Adults

How to Throw a Fabulous Tea Party for Adults

Whether you're planning a high tea or an afternoon tea, these ideas will get your planning underway.

Everything You Need To Know About Hybrid Events

Everything You Need To Know About Hybrid Events

Maximise your event's potential with a mix of in-person and virtual options.

25 Fun and Creative Corporate Event Ideas

25 Fun and Creative Corporate Event Ideas

Fun corporate event ideas that your colleagues will love.

Should I Book a Wedding Band or DJ?

Should I Book a Wedding Band or DJ?

Wedding Band vs DJ - we outline everything you need to know before booking your wedding entertainment.

How to Throw a Legendary Great Gatsby Themed Party

How to Throw a Legendary Great Gatsby Themed Party

Embrace the aesthetic of the roaring 20s with a Great Gatsby party.

30th Birthday Party Ideas to Get the Party Started

30th Birthday Party Ideas to Get the Party Started

Embrace the child within and throw a birthday bash to remember.

Evening Entertainment Ideas for your Corporate Dinner, Gala or Dinner Party

Evening Entertainment Ideas for your Corporate Dinner, Gala or Dinner Party

Finding the right evening entertainment can make or break your event.

Wedding Entertainment For Kids: 15 Ideas to Keep the Little Ones Occupied

Wedding Entertainment For Kids: 15 Ideas to Keep the Little Ones Occupied

Fun ways to keep children busy and stave off tantrums!

The Best Event Planning Apps for Your Next Party

The Best Event Planning Apps for Your Next Party

Increase your event planning productivity with these recommended event apps.

30 Unique Engagement Party Ideas to Celebrate in Style

30 Unique Engagement Party Ideas to Celebrate in Style

Keep reading to start planning your perfect engagement celebration!

How to Throw an Epic Studio 54 Themed Party

How to Throw an Epic Studio 54 Themed Party

With the right music, dress code, and decor, you can create the over-the-top ambience of New York's hottest nightclub.