Tribute Acts

We’ve all been to one of those weddings. Uncle Ian is dosed up on Stella, waving around on the dancefloor to the tune of Agadoo courtesy of DJ Disco Dave whilst the little cousins play hide and seek underneath the tables. If this isn’t really your ideal way to see in married life, a tribute band could be what you’re looking for.

I know, I know! The very word “tribute” can send shivers running down your spine, but they can be a lot of fun in the right environment.

For an older theme, try hiring a good old fashioned brass band. Most large towns have their very own band so they are relatively easy to get hold of and can add a great atmosphere to the celebrations.

For something a little more Golden Era, how about a classic Big Band? This can span a number of decades, from the 30s up to the 50s. State 51 Sound have a track list consisting of everyone from Benny Goodman to Frank Sinatra so you can mix and match for your perfect wedding soundtrack.

Looking for something a bit more modern? Try a tribute to those most famous of Scousers, The Beatles. The brilliantly named Cheatles have a fabulous reputation and would bring an upbeat mood to your big day.

Finally, we’ve approached the 70s. Maybe not music’s classiest era but, let’s face it, a whole lot of fun! Abba, Bee Gees, T Rex…  there are so many bands to choose from, no matter your personal taste. Or why not surprise everyone and go for the Village Boyz– your guests won’t be expecting it, that’s for sure!

Mamas and Papas Tribute Act Needed!

Hey guys,

I’m about to put up a post on tribute acts but before I do that, I need to ask a favour.

I’m a massive fan of the Mamas and the Papas and desperately want a tribute band to play at my wedding. I can find a couple USA-based ones, but none here in the UK.

If anybody knows of one, could you please drop me a line at thevintagewedding@googlemail.com

Thanks everyone 🙂

Published in: on 11/02/2010 at 4:28 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Heartbeat Wedding Dresses

Hello lovelies,

I’ve been browsing around and have discovered a fabulous website that sells off costumes and props from film and tv shows: As Worn In.

Do be aware that most of the productions listed don’t have any items for sale, so it can be disappointing if you see your favourite film. It is also quite expensive- £300 for a cap from Ghandi!

However, amongst this there are some beauties. The one above is my favourite: a dress worn in 1960s-set Heartbeat for the wedding between Jo and Nick. It consists of not only the white mini dress but also the dramatic headpiece for £1000.

If you’d rather go for something full length, this dress is cheaper at just £600. I’ve had a root around but can’t find any information on which character wore it, I’m afraid.

The downside of the website is that there is no information on measurements, so you’ll have to drop them a line for some more information.

Have a look around. I’m off to see what other beauties I can find.

Published in: on 09/02/2010 at 6:25 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Sunday Steals: 1960s Cocktail Dress

Another Etsy jobby today. Sorry I’m not more original, but I promise I’ll start looking now for next Sunday’s bargain!

This cute dress is listed as 1950s. It looks too short to be 50s for me, so I would hazard that it is actually 1960s. I may be wrong though!

Regardless, this is a cutie of a dress. Made of gorgeous cream satin, adorned with little flowers this makes the perfect outfit for a mellow spring wedding.

With a tailored fit and emphasised waist, this will look great on a curvy figure. Which is wonderful news because the dress has measurements of 36-28-40.

Of course, it’s in our Sunday Steals which means is must be a bargain, right? Oh yes! At $69 including postage from the States, it works out at a fantastic £44. Ooh lovely!

From seller Jessamity, it is available here.

Published in: on 08/02/2010 at 12:04 am  Leave a Comment  
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