How to Choose a Live Wedding Band

Published On May 15, 2017 | By Daryl Nelsons | Weddings

If you are looking for a live wedding band, then you will love the fact that there are a lot of them to choose from. Obviously, you are going to want to narrow down your selection somewhat. This is why we have put together this guide.

It is not all about you

Yes. It is your wedding day. It is about you to that extent. However, it is important to remember that you want people to have as much fun as possible at your wedding reception. This is why you need to choose a band that plays popular music. It keeps people entertained and having fun. A good band can mean the difference between a good wedding and a great wedding.

Choose a wedding band

If a band does not have experience performing at weddings, you should not hire them. There are no ifs or buts here. Performing at a wedding is a lot different to your standard gig. You have to remember that when a band is performing a gig, they are trying to be the focus of your attention. At a wedding, they take on somewhat of a backseat role. They are going to be playing live music while the focus is probably going to be on other things in the room.

In addition to this, a wedding band is going to be tasked with keeping things moving along. For example; they are going to be ensuring that the first dance goes off without a hitch. For this reason, they are going to be interacting with your guests regularly. You want to know that they are up to the challenge.

Meet with the band

It is important that you meet with the band before you choose to hire them. This way you will be able to get a rough idea of their personality. This will enable you to determine whether they are going to be right for your wedding or not. You will also be able to discuss song choices. If you have a particular song that you want them to play but the band does not know it, a good band will be able to learn it for you.

Watch the band perform before you hire them

Before you book a band, watch them perform. If you can, watch them perform at a wedding. Most bands should have videos available that you can watch. This will ensure that you choose the right band for your event.

Book in advance

Finally, and we can’t stress how important this is, you are going to want to book your live wedding band in advance. If the band is any good, they are going to get booked up very quickly. If the live band has been booked up, you will not be able to use them on your wedding date. Remember; wedding bands are going to be in high demand during wedding season. We recommend that you try to hook them the moment you know that they are going to be the right band for you.

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