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Weddings

Dorset's Premier Live Bands for Weddings

If you're searching to find the best wedding band in Dorset who offer a full entertainment package with live music and DJ then you are in the right place!

It can be a very difficult task finding the perfect live band to perform at your wedding, there are so many to choose from it's hard to know where to start! But with The After Party we think we've really come up with the ultimate wedding band package...

“The band were great - I was blown away by the singers, I hadn’t realised they had such a great male vocalist in the band. The dance floor was packed all night which was exactly what we wanted! Thanks again for all your help.”
Nick - Wedding, Dorset

Get in touch!

From the start your enquiry will be dealt with by leading entertainment agency Tailored Entertainment. Tailored Entertainment specialise in exclusive representation of the best professional function bands in the UK and have a very select roster of top bands. So you can be reassured from the off that the band have met the high standards Tailored Entertainment demands of its acts and that you'll also have an expert team on hand to help with all of the planning and any questions you may have. The guys at Tailored Entertainment are available on 0800 564 2240 / info@ap-band.com and will be very happy to hear from you.

Book the band

Once you have decided that The After Party are the band for you Tailored Entertainment will send a booking contract to you to confirm the booking. The contract features all the important details for the day and once you have signed, the band will sign a copy and confirm the booking in their diary. We ask for a deposit to secure the booking, with the balance payable by bank transfer seven days ahead of the day.

Planning

In the lead up to the wedding you are very welcome to contact us any time to discuss the plan for the day. Around four weeks before the day the experienced team at Tailored Entertainment will contact you to go over the final details - timings, first dance, song requests for the disco or DJ, final payment details etc. All of the details will be recorded and sent to the band in one simple final confirmation email, so you can be sure nothing will get missed and everything discussed will happen as planned on the night.

On the night

The After Party will arrive fully self-contained with PA, lighting and pre-mixed disco (or a band member can DJ if you add this to your booking) and will perform 2 hours of live music (2 x 60 or 3 x 40 minute live sets). The band will cover your whole evening of entertainment so you don't need to hire a separate DJ or any additional equipment.

If your evening reception is in the same room as the meal/speeches, the band would usually arrive to set up in the turnaround time between day and evening. If the room or area for your evening is separate (or curtained off) the band could arrive while you are eating to get set up (they would sound check when suitable and wouldn't interrupt the meal or speeches!) - it takes around 60-90 minutes for the band to get fully set up and sound checked.

A guide to a standard evening reception would be:

  • 17:30 - Band Arrive
  • 19:00 - Background Music On
  • 20:00 - First Dance/First Set (60 mins)
  • 21:00 - Disco/DJ (ideal time for evening buffet)
  • 22:00 - Second Set (60 mins)
  • 23:00 - Disco/DJ Until Close

Timings are flexible to suit your needs and live sets can be split 3 x 40 mins if you prefer. The After Party’s standard price is based on them arriving at 17:00 earliest and finishing as late as 00:00. For an early arrival or late finish outside of these times, there is an additional charge.

The band are very happy to perform your choice of first dance for you as long as they have at least three weeks notice of the song choice.

The After Party also offer a brilliant live lounge-style acoustic set, this is the perfect addition to your drinks reception and can really help set the mood for a great celebration. As the musicians are already booked to perform in the evening, the price of this set represents excellent value when compared to hiring a separate band for your daytime entertainment - it can be as much as 50% cheaper than hiring an equivalent act.

To discuss hiring The After Party to perform at your wedding please call Tailored Entertainment for a friendly chat on 0800 564 2240, or email info@ap-band.com.

The After Party are based in Dorset and are a wedding band that play in Bristol, Southampton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Exeter, Plymouth, Bath, Salisbury and many more.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

Alex Searle
Wedding, MacDonald Botely Park Hotel & Spa
I wanted to say that the band were amazing and we got some many positive comments about them during and after the event. A special mention goes to Jake who was so helpful and a pleasure to work with. Please pass my thanks onto the whole band.
Mark
Birthday Party, Bournemouth
Everyone thought they were absolutely great. The booking procedure, organisational aspects and delivery by the band on the night was excellent. The special request they performed for us was spot on.
Nick
Wedding, Dorset
The band were great - I was blown away by the singers, I hadn’t realised they had such a great male vocalist in the band. The dance floor was packed all night which was exactly what we wanted! Thanks again for all your help.
Fliss
Corporate Event, Bournemouth
They really made our event and everyone complimented them. Thanks for all of your help!
Tom Stroud
Corporate Event
5/5. Brilliant band, great booking. Professional, entertaining, ideal setlist and a packed dancefloor. Will happily recommend to others!

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our clients

We provide entertainment for a host of private and corporate clients, in the UK and abroad. These include: