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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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Musician Toolbox

A collection of free online tools for musicians. More gigs, less admin.

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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 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 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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

50th Birthday Party Ideas to Guarantee a Good Time

50th Birthday Party Ideas to Guarantee a Good Time

Unique 50th birthday party ideas to get the party planning started.

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!

How to Host a PR Event to Level Up Your Brand

How to Host a PR Event to Level Up Your Brand

Read on to discover our top tips for planning the perfect PR event.

55 Unique and Romantic Proposal Ideas

55 Unique and Romantic Proposal Ideas

Keep reading to begin plotting the moment that will set the rest of your life into motion!

The Complete Guide to Planning a Surprise Party

The Complete Guide to Planning a Surprise Party

The surprise party checklist to get you through every stage of the planning process!

Oktoberfest Party Ideas For The Ultimate Autumn Celebration

Oktoberfest Party Ideas For The Ultimate Autumn Celebration

Are you up for the challenge of hosting the most authentic Oktoberfest themed party in town?

Hen Party Ideas: What to Do on a Hen Do

Hen Party Ideas: What to Do on a Hen Do

From glamorous garden gatherings to girl's weekends under the stars.

Top 12 Best Small Wedding Entertainment Ideas to Consider

Top 12 Best Small Wedding Entertainment Ideas to Consider

Small wedding entertainment ideas to better suit your venue size and guest list.

An Essential Guide to Corporate Event Planning

An Essential Guide to Corporate Event Planning

Don't miss a beat with this guide to corporate event planning.

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.

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 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 Pick the Perfect Event Venue

How to Pick the Perfect Event Venue

Looking for the perfect venue for your next event? Consider these important factors before you start your search.

The Complete Violinist Booking Guide for 2022: Tips, Costs and FAQs

The Complete Violinist Booking Guide for 2022: Tips, Costs and FAQs

Learn everything you could possibly need to know about hiring a violinist.

18 Totally Bodacious Ideas For Your 80s Theme Party

18 Totally Bodacious Ideas For Your 80s Theme Party

Check out our list of totally rad party ideas to get your 80s theme party started.

10 Tips For How to Plan a Las Vegas Themed Party

10 Tips For How to Plan a Las Vegas Themed Party

Ten tantalising tips to ensure your Vegas themed party goes off without a hitch!

How to Find a Wedding Band

How to Find a Wedding Band

If you're thinking about hiring a live wedding band but are feeling a little out of your comfort zone, then not to worry - you're not alone!