Just got engaged? Finding suppliers for your wedding can be a minefield. Whether you are looking for the perfect dress, a stunning cake or a band to get the party started, it’s often difficult to know where to start.
When to book musicians?
Music might not be everyone’s first thought, but it is worth considering just how much of a part music is going to play at your wedding. The obvious starting point is the entrance of the bride.
Yes of course you could just play a song from Spotify but is that really the grand entrance you want to start your wedding day?
Live musicians give that wow factor, and most importantly will do something special and unique for your big day.
JAM Duo often take bookings as far as two or even three years in advance. At the time of writing (Jan 2023) we are almost fully booked for every Saturday this year, plus weekday weddings, with around 75 weddings already booked in for 2024. Currently we are turning away more enquiries than we are taking on simply because we can only do one wedding a day! So if you want JAM Duo, best get in early!
What Music can you choose for your wedding?
If you are spending money on musicians for your wedding, then clearly one of the most important things to consider is their repertoire. Can they play your favourite song? Are there any restrictions on the music you can choose?
JAM Duo have recorded around 200 songs so far which you can find over on our listen page. However, this is my no means our complete repertoire – these are simply the more popular songs that have been requested. We are adding new songs to our play list almost daily at the moment.
When it comes to playing music at your wedding, our iPads currently contain around 4000 arrangements of songs so pretty much, you name it we can play it.
What if we are on a tight budget?
Weddings are expensive days. Quite possibly the most expensive day of your entire lives. We totally appreciate that no matter your circumstances, there will be always be a budget and the chances are this will always be stretched.
Live musicians can often be seen as a ‘luxury’. But this needn’t be the case. Unlike a lot of musicians, JAM Duo do not charge for travel nor do we charge by the hour. You can see from the brochure at the foot of each page that our pricing is all inclusive based on the section of the day you would like us to play for.
The majority of weddings follow a fairly similar format in terms of:
- Wedding Ceremony
- Drinks Reception
- Wedding Breakfast / Meal
- First Dance
- Evening Party
We offer four packages which take you from the Ceremony up to the First Dance. Our charges are based on the part of the day rather than by hour. This seems a much fairer way to charge and also means that you know exactly where you stand and which part of your day you will have live music for.
You can see our current pricing by downloading our brochure which you will find at the foot of every page on our website.
Find out more
If you would like to hear examples of JAM Duo playing then please head over to our listen page where there are around 200 songs in a range of different styles. If you would like to discuss music for your wedding then do please get in touch via our contact page.