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What type of wedding singer to book for your big day?

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Weddings are not the only event that a live singer can bring an extra special touch of magic. A professional wedding singer can perform the First Dance song or ceremony music and will be able to create a memorable atmosphere for your guests.
You’re probably looking for a wedding singer to perform on your big day. We can help you with that.

We have answered some of your most frequent questions about hiring a wedding musician. However, there are no rules. It’s your day! You can do whatever you want, from timings and logistics to musical styles or preferences.
What does it mean to be a wedding singer?

Let’s first look at the obvious: what is a wedding song?

It is possible to use the term “wedding singer” to refer almost any singer who performs at weddings. We’ll get into more details later, but the most popular categories include jazz, opera, and classical singers, as well as self-accompanied acoustic guitarists and pianists.

What time does a wedding singer perform at your ceremony?

A wedding singer can be hired for any part of your big day. Many singers can be flexible and accommodating, and offer different packages to cover different areas of your wedding day.
Daytime wedding packages

Music for the ceremony and the reception is a popular package. This package might include the following:

15-20 minutes guests arrival music. (Prelude).
Wedding Processional/Walking Down The Aisle Song
Two songs were performed during the signing of register
Wedding Recessional Song (Wedding Exit).
1 x 60-minute set during the afternoon drink reception

Evening wedding packages

A wedding singer can also be booked for your wedding breakfast or even the evening party. Many singers can accompany themselves with guitar or piano, but they can also include backing tracks to make the set more upbeat and get your guests dancing.

Two sets of 60-minute sets are the norm for wedding singers. This is enough to cover most weddings. You can also request playlists via their PA system, which will allow you to continue the music until late at night.

Some wedding singers offer DJ sets that can be played throughout the night to keep the party going.

What kind of music can wedding singers play?

A skilled wedding singer will be able to use a wide repertoire of songs to create a customized setlist that suits your needs.

There are many types of wedding singers, but most will be well-known for a few key styles. An acoustic singer-guitarist might cover anything from classic pop to modern pop, while a jazz singer would usually stick to the well-known jazz standards.

Here are the top-rated types of wedding singers Singapore.
Acoustic Singer-guitarists

You can create a relaxed atmosphere by using a combination of vocals and intricate acoustic instruments. An eclectic setlist of songs can be provided by acoustic wedding singer-guitarists, which includes everything from folk, jazz, soul, and rock to modern pop hits.

You can find popular artists like Jack Johnson, Eva Cassidy and Ed Sheeran as well as Mumford & Sons and Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty (Bob Dylan), Jason Mraz, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and many others.

Backing tracks for wedding singers

A solo singer with backing music is an ideal option for those occasions when a full band is not possible. This type of wedding singer will be accompanied by high-quality backing music to create lively party sets that will delight guests of all ages.

Opera Singers / Classical Singers

You can make a grand entrance by hiring a professional Opera singer for your wedding ceremony and surprise performances at the wedding breakfast.

Rat Pack / Frank Sinatra / Jazz Singers

The ideal choice for the champagne reception, wedding breakfast, or early evening entertainment is a Rat pack or jazz singer. Jazz crooners will set the mood by performing a selection from the Great American Songbook.

Acoustic Duos (Vocals, Guitar player)

Acoustic duos are most commonly a singer/guitarist, but they can also be used to provide all the entertainment for your wedding.


Solo pianos with vocals are popular choices for wedding ceremonies, champagne receptions, and wedding breakfasts. A singer-pianist can perform at any event, performing everything from contemporary to jazz.

Wedding bands

A live wedding band is a great way to celebrate in style, provided you have the budget and space. A professional wedding band can cover many styles so guests will be able to dance the night away.

Weddings with singing waiters

A surprise singing waiter is a unique option! Secret singing waiters are hidden behind the waiting staff and surprise their guests by singing in unison. This will be a captivating spectacle sure to delight your guests.

What is the average cost of a wedding singer?

There are many factors that affect the price of a wedding musician. We recommend that you start with a budget between PS300 to PS500 so you have many options.

Each wedding singer will charge their own price based on their experience and availability. Other factors that can impact the overall price include travel expenses, time spent at the venue, performance duration, and whether accommodation is required.


Let’s now look at logistics. Solo acts and duos can be adapted to almost any venue’s requirements. Here are some things you should keep in mind before booking.
Is there live music allowed at your wedding venue?

Before you proceed, make sure that your venue allows live music under its license. Most venues don’t have this problem, but it’s important to read the fine print before you book your act.
What amount of space does a wedding musician need?

A solo act or duo has the advantage of being small, which makes them very flexible in terms of performance space.

You may need to allow your wedding singer to move around freely depending on the type of act you have booked. This will usually be enough for singer-guitarists or singer-pianists, as well as duos and evening performers.

What is the average time it takes for a wedding singer set up?

Each act is different so the set-up time will vary. However, as a guideline, singers usually take around one hour.

If they use a portable setup, you may be surprised at how quickly some singers can set-up.
Can a wedding singer sing outside?

Singers will generally perform outdoors if the weather is good. We recommend that you have a gazebo, or something similar, to protect your equipment and act from the elements.
What are the requirements for wedding singers on the big day?

All wedding singers are fully self-contained and will provide all the equipment needed. We have listed some basic requirements below.

Space available to load equipment
Parking costs and parking space covered
Near the performance area are power sockets
Suitable performance space

Before you book a wedding singer, here are some things to keep in mind

Now that you know the basics, it’s time to get on with the fun part: the music! This is the time to pick your wedding songs and find the right act.
Can my wedding singer sing a song I request?

Absolutely! Most wedding singers will be happy to sing at least one song that is not in their existing repertoire. This song may be either the first or bridal dance, depending on when you book.

You may have a few songs that you would like to add to the exit or signing the registers if you’ve hired a singer for your wedding ceremony. Even though most performers only know one song per event it is worth asking if they are able to perform additional songs. Singers may be willing to learn additional songs, but they might charge a fee to cover rehearsal time.

When should I book my wedding singers?

There’s no better time than the present to confirm your venue and date. Popular singers fill their calendars 12-18 months in advance, so it’s a good idea to start your inquiries as soon as possible.

You can leave the details until the last minute, but if you prefer to wait, there are plenty of acts that you can choose from, even if you only have a few months until the big day.