Strings of love

Strings of love

Q. My wife-to-be and I love modern songs and were wondering if these would work with a string quartet?

A. Charli Daw says: From Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran to Lizzo and Dua Lipa, you'll want a supplier who can do it all and more. Start by looking for a company with an extensive modern repertoire list.

Choosing songs for your wedding can be a daunting task, especially when you're not sure if your music tastes are what all of your loved ones would like too. A string quartet will add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your special day and can be a beautiful way for you and your guests to enjoy the music you love.

Charli Daw, Harmony String Quartet
www.harmonystringquartet.co.uk

 

Music to my ears

Music to my ears

Q. We'd love some live music at our drinks reception, but don't want anything too intrusive as guests will want to chat and catch up. What would you suggest?

A. Charli Daw says: Consider booking a string quartet for your big day. An acoustic string quartet will be non-intrusive and provide a comfortable atmosphere for your guests to mingle and converse freely. Here at Harmony String Quartet, we give our couples access to our full catalogue of music ranging from soft classical to light jazz and modern day hits. Look through your supplier's repertoire and see if their style suits your big day.

Charli Daw, Harmony String Quartet
www.harmonystringquartet.co.uk

 

Music to my ears

Music to my ears

Q. My wife-to-be and I are looking for entertainment that will keep our guests happy throughout the day. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Charli Daw says: Whether you're planning an upbeat, vibrant wedding or a more relaxed affair, a string quartet can adapt to any occasion. Here at Harmony String Quartet, we pride ourselves on having an extensive repertoire of more than 500 songs. We can provide a jukebox service where you and your guests pick songs on the day, or you can create your own bespoke playlist. Either way, you will hear some of your favourite tunes played as you've never heard them before.

Charli Daw, Harmony String Quartet
www.harmonystringquartet.co.uk/contact.html

 

Something for everyone

Something for everyone

Q. My wife-to-be and I are looking for entertainment that will appeal to guests of all ages. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Darren Windle says: There are lots of different types of entertainment available for weddings from DJs and singers to bands and magicians. The choice is vast, so start by making a list of what is important to you and what you want from your entertainment. Next, talk to friends and family, go to wedding fayres and discuss your ideas. The best entertainers will be more than happy to talk and meet up. Consult with your other suppliers, as they will see weddings regularly and have lots of great ideas.

Sometimes a one size fits all approach might not be the answer. I entertained at a wedding in 2019 where the bride and groom had a singer during the meal, a party band and a DJ later in the evening, each playing different types of music to ensure there was something for everyone. Professional wedding entertains will often relish the opportunity to work with other suppliers to create a fun atmosphere.

Remember your wedding entertainment will spend more time engaging with your guests than any other supplier, so make sure you read reviews, get recommendations and talk to potential suppliers in depth.

Darren Windle, PC Roadshows
www.pcroadshows.com