Ceremonies

The ceremony is often divided into three parts: The entrance of the bridal party and bride, the signing of the marriage register, and finally, the exit (or recessional) of the bride and groom.

The day starts off with the wedding ceremony. This is where you might be nervous so it is calming to have a confident musician serenade you as you walk down the aisle.

Ceremonies work well with acoustic music. There are many musical combinations to choose from a solo singer to an acoustic guitarist. You may want a guitarist and a violinist. Alternatively, you might choose a beautiful string trio or quartet to play your favourite songs. In the middle of the ceremony there is the signing of the marital register. This stage always benefits from a light performance by our musicians.

The final stage of the wedding ceremony is the exit (the recessional). This choice of music is often upbeat, happy and brighter in nature to celebrate the joy of finally being married.

There are so many interesting musical combinations that we can organise for your ceremony. We can learn the songs that are special to you and your spouse-to-be and we can also have any required audio/video primed and ready for you on the day.

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Weddings

There’s no doubt that your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and we want to help make it one of the most enjoyable. We realize that choosing a live band or other entertainment for your wedding can be daunting and that’s why we are committed to making it easy for you and ensuring that it goes off without a hitch. Most weddings have many different stages of music that occur throughout the day. They also vary depending on cultural background and/or the style of wedding.

The First Dance

Traditionally, this is where the bride and groom dance together for the first time after becoming husband and wife. It usually occurs after the cake cutting and it is often the time when the band is really in the spot light to perform at their best. The focus is still on the bride and groom while our professional BIG THANKS musicians play your chosen first dance song superbly. During your discussions with our consultants we can help you decide what your first dance song will be and then our Big Thanks Band will ensure that it is perfectly rehearsed and beautifully delivered during those special moments of your first dance.

The Dance sets

If you and your guests love to party then this is where the BIG THANKS BAND will really get things moving and grooving. After some discussions with our team we’ll get a strong idea about what kind of music you’re looking for on the dance floor. The Big Thanks Band will keep pumping those tunes out and keep the dance floor jumping. We are experts at keeping the vibe up and continuously flowing. Our musicians are extremely attentive to the sound system during any set breaks and will make sure that the volume is turned down for wedding speeches and then lifted to fill the atmosphere between band sets.

Our Big Thanks band will also play any exit songs that you may want as you leave the wedding reception and head off on your honeymoon. All these little details combine to make your experience with Big Thanks the absolute premier choice for your wedding music!

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Reception

Often the wedding reception is musically divided into three sections: the dinner sets, the first dance, and the dance sets that follow. In the dinner set people often require relaxing, sublime background music so as to not be too intrusive during your meal. Our musicians are experts at making sure that the volume is not too loud. You and your guests can still converse in comfort while enjoying the your favourite songs complimenting the ambience of the venue.

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