Wedding Live Band
There are a lot of things to consider when planning your wedding. You have the obvious things like finding the wedding dress, booking the venue, planning the guest list, and planning what food will be served. However, there are many more extremely important things to remember when planning your wedding, one really important part being planning the music for your wedding ceremony and reception. There are a number of directions that you could go with this. You could do a DIY wedding playlist with your iPod, which is probably the least expensive option, but it also means you have no backup in case of technical error, and you don't have someone actively controlling the music to react to the mood of the crowd. You also could go the route of a DJ, which is a great way to have all of the music that you love being performed by the original artists, and the DJ has, surely, a wider range of requests available to them than other options. A particularly favored option, as well as a delightfully traditional option, seems to be to hire a live band to perform the music. Live bands can be an excellent route to go when it comes to planning the music for your wedding, because there is nothing more electric to a crowd than having the musicians live in the venue. This way the crowd can actually interact with the performers themselves. There are a great number of benefits to hiring a band to perform at your wedding. However, many people don't know how to even begin the process of hiring a band for their wedding, and that's what this article is for. The following article will guide you through what you need to know in order to find the right band for your purposes, and what you need to know in order to make sure the process goes smoothly and everyone has fun!
The first thing you need to do is check the experience of the band that you are scouting out. This seems obvious, but boy it can sure be a disaster when you skip this step and decide to go ahead and hire the band before knowing about their experience. This part is extremely important because it not only allows you to see how many more weddings the band has performed at, and how well-received they were, but it also allows you to check out their style and see if their style melds well with your own personal style. If you take nothing else away from this guide, make sure that you heed our word with this crucial step in the process of hiring a wedding band!
The next step is to make sure the band knows how to play your first dance song, and any other essential songs. This doesn't necessarily mean they need to be experts at the songs when you first meet them, but as long as they indicate their ability to learn the song in a timely fashion, then you should be in the clear. This can be extremely important, because you don't want your wedding band botching one of the most important moments of your life!
The last thing you need to ensure is that the band is willing to bend to your whim, to a certain degree. If you need the band to be available the whole day, providing music for the ceremony, cocktail party, evening music, dance music, and so on, then you need to communicate that with them from the very beginning. That way they don't get shocked when you explain your expectations to them down the line.Back to Wedding Guide