Planning your wedding should be an amazing experience, where you are in the process of actualising a dream. Even though there are some amazing highs, wedding planning can also be very stressful. So, to take some of the load off your shoulders we have answered the most common questions asked when hiring a wedding singer.
how much does it cost to hire a wedding singer?
This is definitely the most popular question regardless of the type of entertainment people are looking for. There isn’t a cookie cutter answer, but it goes without saying that it’s usually cheaper to hire a wedding singer compared to a full band. Yours and the singer’s location is also a factor. Generally, London is the most expensive place in the UK to hire live music. However, there is also an absolutely amazing selection of outstanding talent to choose from.
You can expect to pay anywhere from £250 to £1000 for a wedding singer once all the extra costs such as equipment and travel has been added to the fee.
Can i choose the songs?
Yes, to some degree most singers will be more than happy to tailor their set lists to your requests. However, you probably won’t be able to handpick every song that will be performed. Make sure you pick a singer who covers the genre or genres you would like performed, and ask if they can include a few specific songs. It is also OK to ask for specific songs not to be played. Try to get any special requests in fairly early in the process, so that the singer has time to learn them properly.
What do i need to provide?
It’s not a guarantee that your singer will bring everything with them in terms of equipment, but they often do and it’s something they are used to dealing with, so don’t be scared to ask. If your venue already has a PA system they might prefer to use that, but most people will be able to bring their own PA system as well. Be aware that this may come at an extra cost.
Try to provide the singer with a room where they can put their things and get ready. Most people will prefer not to travel in their dress or suit, especially if they are bringing equipment with them, so it’s important that they have somewhere to get ready when they arrive.
Another important aspect is food. A wedding could easily take up the majority of a performer’s day, with preparation, travel, set-up, performance and breakdown, so they are going to need something to sustain them.
Other than that, make sure you ask if you have any questions and keep the communication flowing, and the rest should take care of itself.
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