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News, advice and ideas from Artists by DFCs experienced events team on wedding music, booking musicians, tips for your special day and so much more… 
Artists By DFC: Your Further Information Request Form

Artists By DFC: Your Further Information Request Form

Posted 13th October 2017

We understand that you don’t always have all the final information at the time of booking, so we’ve created a further information form which helps you to let us know all of the fine details of the event, like timings and any special repertoire requests. Here’s a handy guide to walk you through each step: […]

Live Wedding Music: Lancashire’s Finest

Live Wedding Music: Lancashire’s Finest

Posted 21st October 2016

Everything about your wedding day should be perfect. If you’re like most people, you’ll be thinking about every little detail right down to the colour of your cake’s icing.

Planning a Unique Wedding: Music, Marriage and Mother Nature

Planning a Unique Wedding: Music, Marriage and Mother Nature

Posted 16th September 2016

Getting married is one of the biggest milestones in any couple’s life, which only adds pressure to the planning and preparations of the wedding.

4 Reasons to Get Married in Manchester

4 Reasons to Get Married in Manchester

Posted 7th September 2016

Whether you’re a born and bred Mancunian or have fallen in love with the creativity of the city’s indie culture, there’s an endless list of reasons to get married in this vibrant metropolis.

Love Leeds: Quirky Venues and Unique Wedding Music

Love Leeds: Quirky Venues and Unique Wedding Music

Posted 8th August 2016

Whether you’re local to the area or have always dreamt of tying the knot in this cool and quirky city, there are so many reasons to love Leeds.

Bridal Shops, Bands and Wedding Venues: Lancashire

Bridal Shops, Bands and Wedding Venues: Lancashire

Posted 21st July 2016

Is there anything more romantic than declaring your love for each other in front of all your family and friends?

Featured Photographer: dW Photography

Featured Photographer: dW Photography

Posted 6th June 2016

At Actual Music, we love working in the wedding industry. From the planning stages through to the last dance, we’re on hand to help create a day you’ll never forget – and we’re not alone!

Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to

Songs to Walk Down the Aisle to

Posted 12th April 2016

While your wedding day is a spectacular event to remember, the actual ceremony is a romantic experience that both bride and groom can truly cherish.

Unique Proposal Ideas: Thinking Outside of the Ring Box

Unique Proposal Ideas: Thinking Outside of the Ring Box

Posted 26th March 2016

Asking your boyfriend or girlfriend to spend the rest of their life with you is one of the most romantic moments you can share. If you want to surprise your partner with an incredible proposal, then why not take their breath away with something you will both remember?

5 Unusual Wedding Entertainment Ideas

5 Unusual Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Posted 3rd March 2016

Unusual wedding entertainment will get your guests talking for days to come, and it will make your big day even more spectacular.

Planning Your Unique Wedding

Planning Your Unique Wedding

Posted 20th February 2016

Your wedding day is one of the most incredible days of your life, so it’s only natural that you’ll want an unforgettable event that you and your family can cherish.

5 Reasons to Hire a Live Band for Your Big Day

5 Reasons to Hire a Live Band for Your Big Day

Posted 13th January 2016

Every bride and groom wants a wedding day to remember. While the venue, wedding cake and dress can provide compliments from your guests, instrumental wedding songs or piano wedding songs are the entertainment what will make your big day truly remarkable.

Our Recommended Bridal Information Sources

Our Recommended Bridal Information Sources

Posted 1st December 2015

As a bride, it can be difficult to know who to trust, from the huge array of information on the internet, in magazines and social media. Here are a few of our trusted sources.

Top 10 Twitter Accounts all Brides Should Follow!

Top 10 Twitter Accounts all Brides Should Follow!

Posted 30th November 2015

Top 10 Twitter accounts all brides should follow

Your step-by-step guide to the DFC booking process

Your step-by-step guide to the DFC booking process

Posted 29th November 2015

We think life is so much easier to navigate when you can see what’s ahead of you. So we’ve laid it out nice and logically. A step-by-step guide to booking with Actual Music.

All About Ambience – Your Musical Guide to the Drinks Reception

All About Ambience – Your Musical Guide to the Drinks Reception

Posted 17th November 2014

The key word for drinks is “ambience”. Your champagne reception should move towards creating an air of ambience – and your choice of wedding entertainment will help you set the mood. This is the time of day to create a relaxed and sophisticated vibe.

Choosing Your Wedding Ceremony Music – Part 2: Civil Ceremony

Choosing Your Wedding Ceremony Music – Part 2: Civil Ceremony

Posted 11th September 2014

Civil ceremonies are constantly growing as a proportion of all weddings in the UK. The good news is you can tailor your ceremony to your own order of service, which means you’ll be able to have more control over your ceremonial proceedings.

Choosing Your Wedding Ceremony Music – Part 1: Church Ceremony

Choosing Your Wedding Ceremony Music – Part 1: Church Ceremony

Posted 14th August 2014

So you’ve decided to go with a church wedding? Here’s the good news:

Nicholas James Gunn WINS Best Leading Male at the NODA Awards 2014

Nicholas James Gunn WINS Best Leading Male at the NODA Awards 2014

Posted 10th August 2014

We’re delighted to announce that our very own Nicholas James Gunn has picked up the prestigious gong of ‘Best Leading Male in a Musical’ 

4 Tips On How To Save Money For Your Wedding Entertainment

4 Tips On How To Save Money For Your Wedding Entertainment

Posted 4th February 2014

We know that your wedding day should be the most spectacular day of your life.

4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have Live Music At Their Wedding

4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have Live Music At Their Wedding

Posted 9th December 2013

To us, live music is everything. From an acoustic wedding singer to 8-piece bands, live wedding music can really add something special to your big day. Here’s why we think you should have performing musicians at your wedding:

4 Ideas For Quirky Wedding Music

4 Ideas For Quirky Wedding Music

Posted 20th June 2013

The acts we feature on our website are designed to cater for a whole variety of needs. However, we know that sometimes you want to stand out and be genuinely unique. Here’s a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.