Event Planning Advice

For most people, planning an event with live music is not an everyday task - which is why we’ve put together a series of articles to help you get the most out of the live entertainment at your event. 

Every event is different - and we hope that here you will find ideas and inspiration that will help when you’re planning your event, whether you’re booking entertainment through Down for the Count or elsewhere.

Do get in touch if you have anything to add to these articles, or if you’d like us to cover something new - we’d love to hear from you!

Planning a wedding with live music: what you need to know

A few top tips on event timings and logistics if you're having live music at your wedding reception.

Wedding venues: what you need to know

About to book your venue? If live music is important to you, read our checklist first!

How to book a wedding band - live music

How to book a wedding band: 7 easy steps

Here's a straightforward guide to booking entertainment for your wedding reception.

Planning a wedding reception first dance with live music

The first dance: what you need to know

Most couples spend too long worrying about the first dance - we've distilled it down into four simple steps.

Vintage dancers: make a great party an unforgettable one!

Add a "wow" factor to your event with authentic swing, jive and Lindy hop dancers.

Sound limiter at a wedding venue

Sound limiters and function bands

Does your venue have a noise limiter? It's essential you check before you book - here's our advice.

How to make song requests

Song requests

Can we learn your special song for the first dance? The answer is very often “yes” - read this article to find out more.

Auto DJ service: Keep the party going!

Our Auto DJ service is a great way to keep the party going when the band isn't playing.

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