Your Book Live Music guide to hiring Wedding Singers.
What are the different types of wedding singers, how much do they
cost and our complete guide on how to hire
wedding singers for your event.
What are the different types of wedding singer?
With so many different styles of music, we've selected just a few
different parts of the wedding that are ideal to have wedding singers.
Wedding Singers for the ceremony:
The Wedding Service is probably the most beautiful part of the
day. All the months of planning and anticipation finally get underway
with the formal proceedings and what better way to add an uplifting
atmosphere by hiring a sensational singer to mark the occasion.
Here are a few suggestions of sophisticated acts who add a unique
flavour to the day:
Gospel Singer: Spiritually uplifting for the wedding ceremony: www.booklive.co.uk/band/amazing-grace-gospel-singer
Opera Wedding Singer: Perfect for the Wedding Service: www.booklive.co.uk/band/london-soprano
Swing Wedding Singer: Ideal for the drinks reception, over dinner
or before the main party band or DJ: www.booklive.co.uk/band/the-rat-pack-singer
The Party Wedding Singer: Dance the night away with superb music:
How much does a wedding singer cost?
Prices usually depend on how long you need them for and vary from
one artist to another. Typically, a gospel singer costs around £300
for the ceremony performing up to 5 x songs and similar prices for
an opera singer. The swing singers fees start from around £480 and
you can pay up to £1000 for a superb singer for the party. Ultimately,
you get what you pay for and, for one of the most important events
in anyone's life, we recommend that you spend as much as you can
What is included in the price?
Most wedding singers have their own sound equipment so you don't
need to worry about providing anything for their live performance.
Make sure you check any additional costs such as travel fees and
parking charges. All enquiries made with Book Live will include
the total cost for the performance as long as we know all the information
about your event.
What does a wedding singer need to perform?
Most artists have very few requirements for performances:
- Acess to a power supply
- A suitable performance area
- Around 20-30 minutes to set up depending on whether
they use sound equipment or sing acapella.
- Depending on timings, hot food for the singer
and soft drinks.
- A changing / chill-out area where they can also
leave their valuables.
- Parking spaces to be provided or paid for.
Can I go and see them before I book?
Some singers do have public performances but most don't as these
gigs are usually in pubs and clubs and most of the bands we represent
prefer not to do these. We've included as many live videos of our
artists on their pages so you can see them as well as listen to
their audio samples. Remember, too, if an act does have a public
performance, they may get booked for your date by the time you get
to see them. We are unable to arrange for any prospective client
to go and see a band at someone else's wedding or private party.
How does payment work?
A deposit is due at the point of booking. Book Live can accept
payments by Visa, Switch, Mastercard, Cheque or Bank Transfer.
Balance payments should be settled directly with the band leader
either 2 weeks in advance or in cash at the event so they can pay
all the band members promptly.
Why should I hire a wedding singer with Book Live?
Book Live is one of the UK's most respected entertainment agents
supplying superb singers for weddings, parties and corporate events.
We have worked with customers at the highest level (read
more) and we offer a completely impartial service. We have pre-vetted
all of our artists and offer a Peace of mind guarantee:
- All of our artists have been selected for their
professionalism, musicianship and performance, so we know that
every event will be special for all the right reasons. The Book
Live team regularly go and see our acts perform so we know what
clients can expect before they book.
- Public Liability Insurance and PAT certification
can be provided on request for any performances.
- All bookings are secured by contract with both
the client and the artist for complete peace of mind.
- We provide a 24/7 emergency number should you
need to talk with us.
- Our artists all have regular deputy musicians
so an event will never be compromised. In addition, Book Live
can provide replacements for our singers in the unlikely event
that something unexpected happens [subject to availability].
What else do I need to know?
We hope we have covered all bases. If you have a question then
please get in touch and we will do our best to answer it.
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