If you have booked us or been to one of our ceilidhs we would love to hear from you. In order that we can continually make improvements to our service and performance we are interested in your views on: the booking process; our pricing; communications; our music; the caller; and any other comments or suggestions that pertain to your experience of Haste to the Wedding Ceilidh Band.
If you wish to add any comments please send an e-mail. Below are a few received over the years:
Lisa & TJ (Portaferry Hotel, Oct 07)
Right from the first contact with you, your professionalism was outstanding - the most organised ceilidh band I have dealt with. You knew your available dates and the cost of the party with no hesitation, which made things easy for booking. It was great to be able to listen to a CD before confirming the booking, although reading about the band left me in no doubt as to your musical prowess. On the day the band were there on time and set up very quickly, taking control of a total mixture of wedding guests to get them all on the floor enjoying the dancing. Some were experienced ceilidh dancers, some had never heard ceilidh music before, but all thoroughly enjoyed the party. You made great use of a small space and all in all we want to say a huge thank you for making our wedding celebration a great day! Thanks very much! Lisa and JT.
Claire & Lee (Malone House, Oct 07)
Dear Haste to the wedding, just a wee note to say thankyou so much for playing at our wedding. We had a wonderful day and you just topped it off. I really think having a Ceilidh band was the highlight of the day. All the guests loved it and it certainly put them through their paces! You were brilliant! Thank you again.
Andy & Kathy (Portrush, Sept 07)
The booking process was very straightforward, and we found you extremely flexible in meeting our needs. Communications were clear and polite and to the point. The Music was faultless and a perfect mix of Scottish and Irish, just perfect. The caller was fun and was just stern enough to prevent absolute chaos. It was definitely value for money, we hired you guys to get everyone on the dance floor and let their hair down, and it worked. The dance floor was full to the very end (Nothing worse than sitting through a wedding watching a desperate bride and groom trying to coax people onto the dance floor). Everyone praised us for having a Ceilidh, and said you were all brilliant, we wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to anyone. Many many thanks once again, my biggest worry for the day was a dull reception, but you guys prevented that. The ceilidh was fantastic,it got everyone on the dance floor, and got everyone to let their hair down. Please pass on our thanks to the DJ; he had a great mix of music that kept the dance floor bouncing till the end. Thanks so much for helping to make a perfect day for us.
Neal & Susan (Galgorm Manor, Aug 07)
The ceilidh at the wedding was absolutely fantastic – everybody has been saying how much fun it was & it was so nice to see all of the guests up on the dance floor. Neal & I would like to thank you all so much for being such an important part of our day – it was perfect! Thank you again! In relation to the booking process and communication it was easy, the music was fantastic, the caller was fantastic. As for value for money - No question about it. We would recommend you to anybody – could not have hoped for it to go any better!
Oonagh and Paul (Slieve Donard, Aug 07)
fabulous music, got everybody up to dance. The caller was brilliant in that he didn't mind people not doing what he said, it was all part of the fun. Recommendations would come easy as it was a brilliant start to partying all night. got everyone up to dance at the beginning of the night. Thanks
Hayley and Keith (Ballymena, July 07)
An e-mail to say a big thank you for such an enjoyable time. The booking process was fine and it was definitely good when you emailed nearer the time of the wedding just to confirm that everything was still on and to make final arrangements. For a busy/stressed bride, this kind of initiative and good communication counts! The music was great, just as good as we'd hoped and it was good to have received the CD beforehand to get an idea of what you play. The caller was spot on - loud enough, funny, and enthusiastic and he didn't go too fast for people. It was definitely value for money and great to have the whole five piece band. Our overall view of Haste to the Wedding was really positive and it just 'made' our special day. Well done and thank you!
Greg (Raddison, July 07)
Hi we all were extremely pleased with all aspects .the music/caller brilliant could have gone on all night.the whole wedding party and guests had a great time.will continue to recommend your band
Kerry & James (Galgorm Manor, July 07)
Thanks Pete to you and all the band - everyone's talking about the ceilidh band, it went down a treat.
David (Malone House, Apr 07)
Your musical performance was excellent. I would certainly use you again and would recommend you to others, and all for a fair price.
John & Janice (Belfast Castle, Mar 07)
This is a note to say thankyou so much for the fantastic evening of Ceilidh dancing at our daughter Leslie's Wedding at Belfast Castle on 16th Mar 07. This evening was an enormous success and that was all down to you and your band. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the lads, everyone thought the evening was superb. Many thanks again.
Iris & John (Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, Feb 07)
Hi, We've just returned from honeymoon and wanted to say a big thank you to all of you for playing for us at our wedding on the 1st of February at the Old Inn. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and you made our evening special and memorable. We appreciate too that you were playing in difficult circumstances due to the lack of space, apologies for that once again. We had told the folks at The Old Inn we were having a ceilidh well in advance, and had they raised the issue with us we would have gladly booked a larger room. The last thing we wanted to do was create a difficult situation for yourselves. Thanks again, we would have no hesitation in recommending you to others. All the best, Note from Haste to the Wedding: Another mention of more space needed for dancing - don't use upstairs room at the Old Inn - too small (unless very small party) - downstairs is fine.
Karen and Euan ( Sligo, 20 Oct 06)
The best Ceilidh band ever. They made the evening for us. The dancing got everyone involved and chatting to each other. The music was so lively and the guys playing are amazing. Great caller- who can really work the crowd. We would 100% recommend this band to anyone looking for that something special to get the party started.
Orla (RDS Dublin, Dec 06)
Thanks so much for playing at our wedding in the RDS on 29th December. We enjoyed the ceilidh beyond belief and so did everyone else! Excellent emails always answered promptly. The music was fantastic (to my uncultured ears!) and the caller was excellent (v. patient!) I would definitely recommend you. Only one pointer - it might be a good idea to let your clients know roughly what sort of floor space is likely to be required for ceilidh dancing - we were a little tight due to a very enthusiastic crowd, and that was after we had removed 3 tables over and above the number we had initially planned to take out of the dining room. Note from Haste to the Wedding: fair comment - anyone considering booking us should allow for extra dancing space - more than you would allow for a disco.
Elaine & Ian (Old Inn Crawfordsburn, Nov 06)
Hi all, Just a little note to say a very big thank you for playing at our wedding. The band sounded amazing and it was great to see all our friends up dancing and enjoying themselves. I would definitely recommend you to friends. Thanks again.
Darren (Gardener's Restaurant, Magherafelt Oct 06)
Hi , Please pass on my thanks to the band for a super evenings entertainment. Thoroughly enjoyed by all (even a few I wasn't expecting to enjoy it!). We hope you had a good time too and wish you every success in the future. Many thanks, Darren
Leona (Clandeboye Hotel Sept 06)
A few comments on the Ceilidh. The booking process was very efficient, all queries and worries I had were dealt with straight away. The prices were fine and were reflected in the good music. Sound quality was good and not too loud. Music was excellent and everyone had a fantastic time. The caller was excellent, got in the middle of the dancing had a good banter with everyone and his directions were good as we had no reported injuries on the dance floor! The band were good, I don't have a bad word to say, they were happy to play tunes requested by some of our guests. The Ceilidh was an excellent end to a wonderful day. Many of our guests had never been to a Ceilidh so didn't really know what to expect. But I have to report they all thoroughly enjoyed it.
Frank & Vicky (Co.Kildare July, 06)
Thanks for a great wedding reception, the music, the caller and the value was all brilliant, I wouldn't have anything bad to say. We've recommended Haste to the wedding to a few of our friends. everyone loved the night. All our guests have commented on the night been great, with Haste to the Wedding being the highlight (apart from the actual wedding of course!) Again, many thanks from Vicky and myself, please pass on my thanks to the rest of the band.
Alan and Claire (Cabra Castle Jan 06)
We had a brilliant time and your ceilidh music contributed largely to that. More than half of our guests were Irish and had never seen a Scottish ceilidh before, so we were a bit nervous about how they would react. However, thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of the band and the caller lots of the locals joined in as well as the Scots and we're still getting feedback from the Irish side that they thought it was great fun. Value for money. Thanks.
Catherine & Giles (Royal Court Portrush, Aug 2006)
We had a great time at the wedding and everyone we spoke to loved it, especially the people from England and America who had never done it before. Caller gave good instructions and easy to follow. WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND YOU TO OTHERS. THANKS AGAIN.
Claire & Jim (Ballymac, June 2006)
It was simply awful, I was disapo... Just kidding! The Ceili was by far the best part of our reception and its such a joy to watch back on the dvd. The booking process was simple and your website was an excellent tool for finding out more. The demo CD is a great idea and we often put it on at our house parties. The musicians were fabulous and a lot our guests were from a dancing or musical background and commented on the high standard. Your caller was excellent and really broke the dances down to a method that was easy enough to grasp. To be honest, I could not have wished for better entertainment and I am happy to recommend you to others.