This is a guest article from our friends at Entertainment Nation

At Entertainment Nation we help arrange the music for thousands of weddings each year, so it’s crucial for us and our clients that we keep up to date on what’s most popular and what works best at a wedding reception.

In our experience, most couples want to be sure of two things from their evening entertainment: reliability and the ability to get the dance floor heaving. At Entertainment Nation, we only work with top quality professional bands who we trust to give an exceptional performance every time. This frees you up to focus on the style of music you want for your reception instead of worrying whether the band will turn up!

Read on to find out more about the top styles of wedding band to supply the soundtrack to your big night.

All images in this post are by Forget Me Knot Images, based in Newcastle. See Niamh and Dave’s wedding from our archives by clicking here


I’ve lost count of the number of friends I’ve told about this wedding – because there was one very special moment during the ceremony which I absolutely love. Dave and Niamh are definitely independent spirits who didn’t follow any boring old wedding traditions just for the sake of it. They had a fun, relaxed day full of laughter – and their beautiful images capture the spirit of their celebrations perfectly.

Barn on the Bay modern wedding full of ideas - photo credit Forget Me Knot Images (44)

But the moment I love most of all is one I read about in the blog of their wedding as featured on Forget me Knot Images website. You see, they hadn’t decided if Niamh would take Dave’s surname after the wedding… or perhaps he’d take hers. Instead, and to add a little extra excitement to the ceremony, they tossed a coin to decide, right there in front of all of their guests! I LOVE this! So Dave now has Niamh’s surname and the gorgeous couple are living happily ever after!

Barn on the Bay modern wedding full of ideas - photo credit Forget Me Knot Images (37)