In a word, yes! Yes you should have a ceilidh at your wedding, and here’s why…
So, you have set the date for your wedding and now you are looking into whether you should have a band, or perhaps a DJ, or maybe you’ are considering both? Your friend mentions to you that they recently went to a wedding which featured a ceilidh, and they had an amazing time.
Everyone was dancing. How many weddings have you been to where you’re desperate to get everyone involved, yet there’s a sense of reluctance amongst one or other of the different generations? When you have a ceilidh, everyone gets involved! There’s not one age group it’s best suited for. I’ve played at and taken part in ceilidhs at weddings where children as young as four and adults as old as eighty (and everything else in between) have gotten involved.
Ceilidh bands come with their own sound system. What does this mean? It means that when the ceilidh is finished you can play your own playlist of tunes nice and loudly from your ipod so that you get the same feeling of an end of the night disco/classical concert/rock concert (or whatever you want – it’s your playlist of music, so you get to chose!)
Ceilidh bands have volume control. This means that if you want the band to be loud, they can be; but it also means if you want them to be quiet, they can be too. Unlike most wedding bands, ceilidh bands are very well versed in performing acoustically which means they can play extremely quietly. Unlike many modern wedding bands, who have to cater for loud, aggressive drummers or screeching guitar solos.
Ceilidh bands help you burn off the six slices of cake you just ate. People are often surprised because they had no idea how many calories they had burnt after a few dances. A few dances can help you justify eating that extra portion of desert, or the second hog roast you helped yourself to.
No more DJ Derrick and his cheesy hits from ’91. As previously mentioned, ceilidh bands often provide their own sound system. So, if you want to have a disco before, in between, or at the end of the ceilidh, all you have to do is make your own playlist on your computer or phone and plug it into the band’s sound system. Keep it simple, there’s no need for the additional hassle of booking a DJ, or paying for one. A good ceilidh band will also provide lights too, helping to create the right atmosphere for your wedding.
There are so many other reasons to have a ceilidh band, but we will leave it there for now and end on this note: having a ceilidh band at your wedding will be great fun for everyone. So make the right choice.