If you’re planning a wedding on a tight budget but still want some live music we totally get it! Live music hits harder and helps create unforgettable memories and an unrivalled atmosphere. Try as you might, it’s very difficult to achieve all this with a playlist.
So what are your options if you want to secure some top quality wedding entertainment on a limited budget? Well, there are actually a range of different types of act available for hire around the £500-£600 mark – an absolute bargain for the party atmosphere these top-drawer musicians will create for you! Let’s take a look at some brilliant ideas for acts that will get you the most bang for your buck at your wedding reception.
An Acoustic Soloist
Don’t be fooled into thinking that you need to hire a whole wedding band to get your dance floor jumping. These sensational acoustic soloists might be small in stature, but they’ll certainly pack a punch at your wedding reception. Most will use backing tracks or loop pedals to create a full-track sound to fill your venue with irresistible floor-filling tracks as they play and sing over the top to inject the live element that will bring it all to life.
A Rock And Pop Duo
The State Lines Duo
Very similar to acoustic soloists, these top rock and pop duos will also regularly incorporate backing tracks and loop pedals into their performance but not always. With two instruments and voices available there’s more opportunity for added harmony. These seasoned professionals know how to get your party started and are an incredibly popular choice for couples wanting to hire a crowd-pleasing act on a budget.
Alternatively, check out our top acoustic soloists and duos for weddings!
Jay G Sax
Another budget-friendly wedding entertainment idea is the ever-popular saxophonist. Everyone loves the saxophone thanks to its soulful tone and versatility. Whether you want Ibiza club classics, rock, funk, soul or pop chart-toppers, a wedding saxophonist will be able to deliver fresh and funky versions of it all. For evening entertainment, saxophonists often use light-up LED saxophones and backing tracks to create an unforgettable club vibe for your special day. Alternatively, you could consider a DJ and live musician act, who’ll combine the flexibility of a DJ with the thrill of a live musician.
How Much Does A Band Cost?
The more musicians you add into the mix, the more expensive an act becomes, so bands generally cost quite a bit more than a soloist or a duo. You should expect to pay anything around £1000-£2000 for a three or four-piece band and even more for larger groups. If you’d like to check out the unbelievably talented wedding bands available for hire at Entertainment Nation, check out the link below!
How Can I Save Money On My Wedding Entertainment?
You can save on your wedding entertainment using these top tips:
- Book Local – When you book a musician for your wedding, bear in mind that you will also need to pay for their travel costs, so booking an act who lives close to your venue will save you money.
- Book Early – Take advantage of today’s prices. The cost of hiring a musician will rise with inflation each year, so booking early is a good money-saving tip. It will also give you the biggest choice of acts before they get booked up (sometimes up to two years in advance!)
- Book Off-Peak – Many musicians will be less busy and might even offer discounts if your wedding is out of the peak summer and Christmas seasons, or on a weekday (Mon-Thurs). It’s always worth asking!
How Do I Book One Of These Bargainous Acts?
It’s really quick and easy to book your wedding entertainment. When you’ve chosen the act you’d like, click the enquiry button and fill in the form with the details of your wedding. We’ll get back to you with a fully comprehensive quote ASAP! Our friendly advisers are here all day every day to help match you to your dream act and make the booking process as fast and simple as possible. Have fun on your search!