Ooooh there’s no doubt weddings are beautiful, exciting and romantic occasions… that’s a given. But add the magic of Christmas into the mix, with the twinkling lights, extra sparkly dresses and if you’re extremely lucky, a dusting of snow then the WOW factor goes completely off the scale.
Many elements of a wedding will change with the seasons – with a winter wedding for example you may be serving mulled wine instead of pimms and mince pies instead of strawberries, and this is no different for your song list.
Getting the right mix of music to suit your range of guests and the atmosphere you are trying to create is crucial, which is why Warble Entertainment have provided the top 10 festive floor fillers to ensure that your big day ends with the bang it deserves!
1. Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody
It’s the time that every Santa has a ball!
Does your granny always tell you that the old songs are the best?
The Weekend who in the spirit of the season, have recently uploaded a snippet of their version of the song for you all to find out. The Weekend are a 4 piece, female fronted exclusive who’s chemistree reflects on any crowd to create an atmosphere that invites anyone and everyone to get their boogie on. So, here it is, Merry Christmas!.
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas
Is that so much to ask?
Not as far as as Funk Fanatics are concerned. This band are a party on stage and include both male and female vocals, but what’s even better: if you think you’ve got what it takes to hit those Mariah highs (maybe try after a few Gluhweins) then they will also offer Bandeoke for those brave to embrace the mic.
Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play… well, who wouldn’t?
Sure to put a great big smile on somebody’s face, this London based quartet know exactly how to share the festive spirit. Ready For The Weekend are a versatile and ardent act with hits from and for all ages in their repertoire, including this firm favourite.
The Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
Or if it’s last orders, don’t let them begin!
The Groove Party are a stylish six piece of session musicians with a brave and diverse song list who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries, whilst with their 15% off offer in December 2016, you won’t have to. The group can offer some extra brass if you like and even an afternoon acoustic whilst you warm up in front of the fire.
Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
Time for parties, and celebrations, people dancin’, all night long!
Sure to get the dance floor shakin’ too, it’s The Ringers. The professional sextet take great pride in their bespoke playlists so why not throw in some Christmas hits in the season to be jolly.
Dean Martin – Let It Snow
Don’t worry about the weather outside, nothing sounds more Christmassy than swing and we have our incredibly talented Gary & The Saxettes on hand. With all the smooth and classy jingles that are just as good for a dinner dance as a dinner table, they will be sure to set the party in full… swing.
Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why…Bruce Springsteen, that’s why.
Would it be a Christmas do without “The Boss”?
The Distance have actually supported the man himself at Hyde Park and they are ready to rock your Christmas socks off too. This fervid four piece can deliver in heaps to a crowd of any size and even offer additional sax for some extra Christmas cheer.
Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Lets have a rocking Christmas, C’mon!
So, you have a smaller venue and you don’t want it to feel so (Santa) Claustrophobic . Big things come in small Christmas packages with Beyond Acoustic.
The name says it all with these guys as they can offer so much more, including Bandeoke on request. You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear voices singing “Let’s be jolly”, even if it’s your drunk Uncles’.
Destiny’s Child – 8 Days of Christmas
Doesn’t it feel like Christmas?
This R & B take on the Christmas countdown is an amazing way to liven up any festive function. Collective can perform as a 2-12 piece band with everything from bass to brass to fit any venue and party for a captivating Christmas. Woah, yes it feels like Christmas!
Gabriella Cilmi – Warm this Winter
Oh, they’ll make me warm this winter!
A lesser known but more energetic feel good song for the winter which will go down a storm. In fact, it can be performed live for you by Storm. We love talking about the weather here in the UK and these guys are one of the most talked about and fastest growing acts too. If you are looking for something extravagant to real in the guests and blow them away then this is a perfect option.
So, there we have it: 10 top hits and 10 top acts to help you ensure your evening reception is all everyone is still talking about when it comes to the new year.
For lots more wedding entertainment ideas, tips, help and advice, check out Warble’s dedicated Wedding planning page: https://www.warble-entertainment.com/wedding-entertainment-ideas
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