How To Select Live Entertainment For Your Wedding

So you’ve decided you like to go with live entertainment for your wedding reception or ceremony… How do you choose the best professionals for you? Follow these simple steps to a successful entertainment selection.

Pay attention to the venue.

When selecting music for your ceremony or reception make sure your music is not too loud or too soft for the space you’re trying to fill. For example, if your ceremony is in the largest cathedral in the city, you need to make sure you have several trust instrument and that they are properly amped with a sound system. Likewise, if you have a smaller banquet room for your reception, a full band with a major sound system may need to be monitored to make sure your gas can enjoy the evening’s conversations

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Make sure your hired entertainment is represented by an agent.

Represented artists come with several guarantees. Agencies will provide you with an entertainment contract ensuring that the musicians you have hired will show up for your event. You’ll also have access to many artists in your chosen genre – agencies provide a one stop shop. In one planning session with an entertainment agency you can select strings for your ceremony as well as a great Motown band for your reception.

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Do your best to see your musicians live before the big day.

Experienced wedding musicians will have several recordings available for you to sample, but seeing a band or musician live helps you to understand exactly what you’re paying for. Some bands offer several different options – like you might be able to hire a full band for one price or a trio or solo artist from the same group for another price.

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By following these simple steps, choosing live entertainment for your wedding will be a breeze. Pay attention to your venue, use an agency, and make sure you check out the group live. Most of all, make sure you choose the entertainment that will mean the most to you when you look back on your wedding memories. Enjoy!

Vendor Spotlight: Workplay

As a full service booking agency, Southeastern Attractions has the privilege of working with many of Birmingham’s most prestigious venues.  Workplay, located in the heart of Southside, is certainly no exception.  As one of Birmingham’s most reputable event venues, Workplay has something to offer any event in any size and style.  It truly is a multi-functional entertainment complex.
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The diversity of events that can be hosted at any of Workplay’s event spaces is what sets it apart.  For a large scale corporate banquet, the Theater can seat up to 300, and can also be transformed with lighting and drapery for a grand formal reception for up to 600 guests. Seminars, training, corporate parties, charity fundraisers are just a few of the types of events Workplay is used to hosting.
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The Canteen space offers a more intimate setting and is perfect for events like rehearsal dinner and/or wedding or baby showers. Whether your planning an engagement party the reception or the whole wedding day, guests will remember your Workplay wedding for years to come.
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Having a great long standing reputation in the event industry has its perks, too.  The experienced team of professionals at Workplay will not only help you plan your event, but can also refer you to a vast list of event professionals to execute the event you have been dreaming of.  Contact them at events@workplay.com to schedule a tour of their amazing facility.
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Thanks again to team Workplay for allowing SEA to provide amazing entertainment for your patrons.  We look forward to working with you again soon.

Support LIVE MUSIC in Birmingham

Birmingham Live Music- A few recommended shows

Fri Nov 8th:
Bonus Round- Oasis
The Paybacks- Otey’s
O.A.R. w/ Chris Cab- Iron City
The Dirty Guv’nahs w/ Bama Gamblers- Zydeco

Sat Nov 9th:
Sassy Brown Band- Oasis
Festival Expressions- Zydeco

Mon Nov 11th:
Birdsmell w/ Bryan Cates- Bottletree

Wed Nov 13th:
Steve Vai- Workplay