How To Choose The Right Wedding Band

By Lee Collings

Planning a wedding and reception is no easy task. There is a lot to do and there is a lot of stress that comes with the job. An important aspect of the reception is the music, so this is not something that you are going to want to over look.

There are different ways that you can go, but the two most common are typically a DJ or a live wedding band. Live music can really help to give your event some life and spark, but what should you look for when hiring your wedding band?

When looking at a wedding band to hire, it would be a good idea to make sure that you are catching a live performance of theirs. This can be done by attending one of their public gigs. If you are unable to do this, you should have no problem getting your hands on a demo CD. By taking a close listen to their music, you will be able to truly determine whether or not they are a good fit for your wedding reception.

Your potential wedding bands website is also a great place to begin your research. Often you will be able to see photos, videos, and even listen to musical tracks. All of these can give you a clue about how professional the band is.

If you are lucky enough to come across testimonials on the website, you will want to read through them in order to see just how much their previous customers enjoyed their music. If the repertoire of the band is listed, you will want to pay attention to that.

With so many different types of music out there, you want to try and make sure that you are selecting a wedding band that will play music that will appeal to most of your guests. Think about what the average age of your wedding guests is and you should have no trouble selecting the music you want for the reception.

Make sure that you are also looking over the price of the wedding band as well, as the price is always a determining factor. You will want to make sure that you are at least having one conversation with the band manager, and that you have decided on a clear and fair price for the event. Be prepared to give a non-refundable deposit when you go to turn in your contract.

As the wedding gets closer, you will want to make sure that you are calling the band to confirm the details of the reception. If you are concerned about the wardrobe they will be wearing, make sure that you discuss these things with them in plenty of time before the reception.

Remember that the band is likely to have traveled a long way to play at your event, so it is only common courtesy to ensure that you provide them with a meal. Lastly, be sure that you give your wedding band a timeline of events for the evening so they are able to work with the flow of the event.

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