FAQ : BOOKING VWGC FOR YOUR WEDDING
How do we book VWGC?
The booking process is really easy. Once we’ve checked and confirmed our availability for your event, we just need to know :
- How many singers you would like?
- How long you would like us to perform for (eg Ceremony or Drinks Reception – or both!)
Once we have this information, we will send you a booking form to complete and return with all the important details included – such as venue, date, timings.
The deposit (50%) is also required to secure the booking, but you won’t have to pay the balance until 3 weeks prior to the wedding date. All payments are made by BACS transfer.
How many singers should we book?
We usually perform at weddings with between 3-6 singers, although we have also provided solo singers and a group as large as 20! All of our singers always use microphones, so the overall volume is not affected by having a different sized group. In addition, all of our songs are arranged to sound fabulous with 3 or more singers. The main factors to decide which line-up to choose are :
- Visual preference
- Audio (more singers creates a thicker texture of sound)
Can you learn our favourite song?
Yes! As part of a booking, we can learn one special request especially for your wedding. The only requirements are that the lyrics are in English and the music is suitable for our group to perform (for example pop, soul, rock or gospel).
Can we choose the singers that perform?
You are very welcome to request specific singers to be included in the line-up at your wedding. We will always do our best to include at least one of them in the line-up (subject to availability).
How long in advance should we book you?
We get booked up to 2 years in advance, so if you already your wedding date – avoid disappointment and don’t delay booking us!
How many songs will you perform?
A standard booking at a ceremony is for 6 songs (plus any congregation hymns at church weddings). One example of how VWGC can contribute to your ceremony is :
2 Songs – Around 10 minutes before the ceremony starts
1 Song – For the entrance
2 Songs – During the signing of the document
1 Song – For the exit
(The above is totally flexible – so just let us know if you have any other ideas and we will help make them work)
During a drinks reception (1.5 hours), we will perform 20+ songs.
How do we choose our songs?
We are always very happy to help you choose your songs, but appreciate musical tastes are very personal! VWGC has a huge list of songs for you to choose from – from uplifting and feel good tunes, to emotional ballads for the entrance.
Can you sing at civil or humanist ceremonies?
Absolutely! The only thing that to point out is that registrars will not generally allow us to sing any religious songs during civil ceremonies.
Do you provide a piano?
Yes! In most of our weddings, one of the singers will also accompany the choir and so we will bring our own electric piano with us. At drinks receptions, we usually perform with backing tracks unless you specify piano accompaniment only.
Can you perform outside?
Definitely – as long as it’s dry or there is cover for us and our equipment in case of rain.
What do you need to perform?
Ideally, we need access to a power socket (within 5 metres). However, we also have a battery powered PA and electric piano – so we can perform anywhere!
What do we need to do next?
Just email us at email@example.com and confirm the booking – we will then send you paperwork!