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Five reasons why you need to book your wedding band now!

Bride and groom dancing in a spin. Wedding entertainment

If you’re getting married in 2018, chances are you’ve already got a few things booked – the date, the church or registrar, the venue. But do you have your wedding entertainment booked?

If not, now is the time to book to make sure you get the acts you want, on the date you want!


1. Summer Saturdays are booking fast

As you may have already discovered, there are some incredibly popular dates for weddings, especially Saturdays during the summer. Online wedding planner Bridebook revealed recently the top five most popular wedding dates in 2018 as:

  1. Saturday 18 August
  2. Saturday 26 May
  3. Saturday 25 August
  4. Saturday 4 August
  5. Saturday 28 July

So, if you want a cracking cover band for your wedding, a superb string quartet for your ceremony, or the best Bollywood band and dhol drummers, you’ll need to look AND book before Christmas.


2. Most brides wait until the New Year

Many brides wait until the New Year, by which time most of the best UK wedding and function bands are already booked – hopefully by you! There is always a rush after the holidays, just at a time when many function bands are taking a well-earned rest, and may not be so contactable. What’s more, unlike shops, cover bands and wedding musicians won’t have a sale in January, so there’s very little point in waiting hoping the price might go down…


3. Create a shortlist anytime, anywhere

It’s often hard to find time during the working week to sit down and compare band. However, there’s usually a point before Christmas week when you can curl up on the sofa with your laptop, phone or tablet, and spend an hour browsing some of the best wedding musicians in the business at Matters Musical. Watch the videos, listen to demo tracks and use headphones to really hear the quality!

With Matters Musical, you can add your favs to a Shortlist. Simply click the “Add to shortlist” button on the top of each Profile page. Your musician, act or band of choice will be added to your shortlist, accessed under the Your Enquiries tab. Make sure your Shortlist includes musicians for all parts of your wedding; ceremony, drinks reception, wedding meal, and evening party.

When you’re ready to enquire about availability, just click the Enquire Now button at the bottom of your list, and fill in a few more details. Click Submit and relax – we’ll be back to you very shortly with availability and prices.


4. Unique wedding entertainment ideas

If you’ve got a particular style of music in mind to tie in with your wedding theme, be it traditional, retro, vintage, Bollywood or best mixed, call us. We’ve got a wealth of experience in finding musicians, acts and bands that are the perfect fit for your day. We’ve also helped brides and grooms sprinkle their special day with amazing musical surprises for their guests, for a truly memorable day for all.


5. Relax over Christmas!

With your wedding entertainment all booked and confirmed, you can relax over Christmas, and start the New Year with lots of big ticks on your wedding to-do list!

For more details, do feel free to call or email us– we’re open until December 22nd 2017 and then back again in the office on January 2nd 2018.