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Browse through our most popular articles including event planning guides and resources for musicians.

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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.

Musicians' Blog
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.

Let's Start Planning...

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

Top 10 Soul and Motown Wedding Bands in 2023

Top 10 Soul and Motown Wedding Bands in 2023

Add some Motown magic to your big day with the best Motown wedding bands in town.

Top 10 Wedding Pianists For Hire in the UK

Top 10 Wedding Pianists For Hire in the UK

With its versatility, the piano remains the go-to choice for weddings.

240+ Modern Wedding Songs

240+ Modern Wedding Songs

Keep up with the times and select the best modern wedding songs for 2023.

Setting Up the Wedding Band: Stage Sizes and Performance Space

Setting Up the Wedding Band: Stage Sizes and Performance Space

From minimum stage sizes and performance space to power supply.

Wedding DJ Prices: How Much Does a DJ Cost?

Wedding DJ Prices: How Much Does a DJ Cost?

What affects the price of a wedding DJ?

20 Fun and Unforgettable Summer Party Ideas

20 Fun and Unforgettable Summer Party Ideas

Start planning your summer solstice soiree now!

Top 10 Wedding Breakfast Entertainment Ideas

Top 10 Wedding Breakfast Entertainment Ideas

Dynamic wedding breakfast ideas to entertain your guests.

Wedding Band Costs in 2023 - What Affects the Price of a Wedding Band?

Wedding Band Costs in 2023 - What Affects the Price of a Wedding Band?

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

20 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

20 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

Navigate the venue selection process without headaches or heartbreak

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Sweet 16 Party Ideas

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Sweet 16 Party Ideas

Plan a super sweet sixteen your teen's friends will be talking about for years!

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.

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.

Your Ultimate Guide to Planning a Sustainable Eco-Friendly Wedding

Your Ultimate Guide to Planning a Sustainable Eco-Friendly Wedding

Plan a truly sustainable eco-friendly wedding with our comprehensive guide.

From Religious to Humanist: Exploring the Different Types of Wedding Ceremonies

From Religious to Humanist: Exploring the Different Types of Wedding Ceremonies

Learn about the different kinds of weddings and how to prepare for each.

New Year's Eve Wedding Guide: Planning the Perfect Bash

New Year's Eve Wedding Guide: Planning the Perfect Bash

Make sure your New Year's Eve wedding bash is one for the history books.

24 Questions to Ask Your Wedding DJ

24 Questions to Ask Your Wedding DJ

Everything you need to ask when researching wedding DJs.

21st Birthday Party Ideas for an Unforgettable Celebration

21st Birthday Party Ideas for an Unforgettable Celebration

Creative 21st birthday party ideas to make your event truly unforgettable.

Wedding Surprises: 12 Wedding Surprise Ideas for Your Big Day

Wedding Surprises: 12 Wedding Surprise Ideas for Your Big Day

Memorable surprise wedding events sure to please even the most discerning bride.

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.

50 Quirky Wedding Ideas for the Offbeat Bride & Groom

50 Quirky Wedding Ideas for the Offbeat Bride & Groom

Wedding inspiration for unconventional couples.

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.

Outdoor Wedding Tips and Ideas For the Perfect Summer Celebration

Outdoor Wedding Tips and Ideas For the Perfect Summer Celebration

Get the wedding planning wheels in motion with our outside wedding guide.

The Ceilidh Band Booking Guide: Tips, Costs and FAQs

The Ceilidh Band Booking Guide: Tips, Costs and FAQs

Bring your Ceilidh knowledge up to speed with our essential booking guide.

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.