Virtually every wedding from here to eternity will feature party music of one description or another that will get the guests bopping away into the wee small hours.
Whether it's a DJ pumping out the latest tunes, a band playing classics from a bygone era, or an alternative musical accompaniment such as a barn dance, there's a whole range of options to get your guests strutting their funky stuff on the dancefloor.
Let's take a closer look at those you can enlist to help create that musical party atmoshpere.
A quick browse through your local record store will give you a brief glimpse into the huge range of musical styles that exist - and believe us when we tell you that there are bands that can be hired that cover each and every one of these genres.
From swing, jazz and big band through to motown, pop, rock and thrash metal, there really is something to suit everyone's taste - the key is to consider your likes and dislikes, your guests' wants and needs, and choose something that's a good compromise (or forget your guests altogether and plump for the guys who play those 1980's power ballads you and your partner secretly love so much!). If you're after something a little different, tribute acts are also available and can be hired for a reasonable fee. So whilst you won't be able to enlist the services of the real ABBA, Bee Gees or The Beatles to perform on the day, a close replica of the original is always an option.
Whilst a fair percentage of bands will specialise in one particular genre of music, others will perform songs from a wide repetoire covering classics from the 1950's through to modern day. Typically, such bands are popular choices for weddings as they provide 'something for all' and there's usually at least a handful of tracks that every guest will be able to sing and dance along to. That said, specialist bands are a close second in wedding popularity, and complementing their specialist 'set' with a diverse range of music from the in-house sound system or hired DJ is always a potential option.