22 Nov 2021 Admin

Planning Your Wedding In Glasgow

Being one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, and at one time voted the world’s friendliest city, Glasgow has a little bit of everything for everyone. From historical trails to a gastronomical experience, this compact city is just pulsing with life in every corner so there are plenty of reasons to have your wedding in Glasgow.

Being the largest Scottish city, Glasgow has plenty to offer to both visitors and locals. If you haven’t decided on where to hold your Scottish wedding ceremony, why not look into this vibrant city known for its friendly people and amazing culture?

Not only are there plenty of venue choices - from small and intimate settings, to spectacular hotel function halls, and imposing, sprawling mansions – it’s renowned for its live music scene. Getting married in Glasgow would mean never having to worry about finding the perfect live wedding band to provide the music to complete the ambiance at your wedding. Haven’t found a truly awesome wedding music band that connects to you? Contact Music for Scotland today, and choose from a list of the best musicians Glasgow has to offer!

And in the meantime, here’s everything you need to know about getting married in Glasgow.

1. Choose your venue wisely.


Whether you’ve got your heart set on an outdoor wedding, or a modern indoor affair, the choices are plenty in this city and, in Scotland, you really can get married anywhere. There are plenty of wedding venues in Glasgow, with some even being recognized as part of the top 50 venues in all of the UK. Whatever your budget - whether you’re looking for a cost-effective wedding package or are prepared to spend big on a bespoke service - you’ll need to have a proper discussion with your partner regarding the theme and overall look of the wedding in order to get the most ideal venue for your ceremony and reception.

If you want an outdoors wedding we don’t blame you - the scenery in and around Glasgow is jaw-dropping - but be realistic about the weather. Make sure your venue has a plan B in case the Scottish climate decides to misbehave on the day and try not to pin all of your hopes on the sun making an appearance. Check the wedding venue restrictions and make sure they don’t get in the way of any of the other details of your big day.

2. Find the best wedding musicians

Choosing the right wedding band for your event depends on several factors, including the venue, the number of guests, the theme, and the types of music that the bride and groom prefer. Music is an important part of any wedding, and can elevate a good day into something that you and your guests will remember for many years to come, so the wedding musicians should definitely be an important decision for your wedding in Glasgow. Decide on the sort of genre of music you would like to hear on the day (pop, rock, indie etc), discuss whether you want a ceilidh - and if so, whether you’ll need a ceilidh caller - see the bands live if possible and review their setlist to make sure you’re happy with the band’s music choices.

To ensure you’re getting the best service and highest level of protection against eventualities, use a music agency. If you haven’t found a Glasgow wedding band to help set the celebratory tone for your wedding, then it’s time to bring in the professionals. Contact Music for Scotland today to get the best deals for your wedding music needs.

3. Book your entertainment

Music aside you’ll need other entertainment ideas to keep your guests entertained. During the time you’ll be taking your wedding photos, your guests will be looking for something to do. Be sure not to leave them just standing around and book wedding entertainment and wedding music in advance. Photo booths are fun for everyone and let your guests take home a little piece of your wedding memories. Professional DJs with years of wedding entertainment experience are not that hard to find in a vibrant city such as Glasgow - why not hire one for your wedding reception to keep the party going once your wedding band have played their last song? If you want a touch of the spectacular, consider booking a pyrotechnic company to create a phenomenal fireworks display. It is definitely possible to set off some fireworks during private occasions in Glasgow, and what better way to welcome you to your new life than lighting up the night sky after you’ve been hitched? And, if you want to embrace the Scottish heritage, bagpipes are a huge part of Scottish tradition so hiring the services of a professional bagpiper will definitely bring an authentic vibe to your wedding.

4. Transportation options


The good thing about holding your wedding in Glasgow is that the city has an extensive transportation system, which means your guests should have no problem moving around. To be sure, though, provide clear instructions and directions, as well as the best transportation options to your wedding venue. If you want to make sure your guests get between your wedding venues in one piece, consider hiring some transport. There are numerous options for getting around Glasgow with your guests - wedding cars, buses, and even, for some thrifty couples, the underground. Make sure you consider the timings for your ceremony and reception if they’re at separate venues to allow enough time for the wedding party to get through Glasgow, which can get pretty congested. We’d also recommend hiring a local company who know the Glasgow streets well as the city can be very confusing for drivers who are not familiar with the metropolitan layout.

So now that you know more about planning a wedding in Glasgow, it’s time to get booking! And, of course, you know who to come to for the best live wedding bands Glasgow has to offer!

Contact Music for Scotland today and we can set you up with the best wedding band in Glasgow that can suit your wedding music needs.