Will A Professional Wedding Band Make A Difference?

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As you might have already figured out, planning a wedding is a huge undertaking. There are many different details and plans that have to be worked out and it can get a little hectic at times. One important part of the planning process that you do not want to slack on is the reception and the music that will be the entertainment for your guests.

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As you might have already figured out, planning a wedding is a huge undertaking. There are many different details and plans that have to be worked out and it can get a little hectic at times. One important part of the planning process that you do not want to slack on is the reception and the music that will be the entertainment for your guests.
You could go for the DJ or you could go for the more popular choice of the live wedding band. If you want some spark and life during your reception, you will want to stick with hiring the live wedding band.

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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.
If the band has a website, you will want to make sure to check it out as it will provide you with a lot of the information you need. There are generally photos, musical tracks, and videos to review, all of which will give you a clear understanding of how professional the band is.

You might luck out even further and find some testimonials on their website. This will clue you in as to how well their previous customers enjoyed their music and performance. If you happen to stumble on the bands repertoire, make sure that you are taking a look at that as well.

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.

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While price is a factor, you will want to make sure that the band is truly going to provide you with everything that you are looking for. Once you have ironed out the price and all of the details, make sure that a solid contract is being put together. When you sign the contract and turn it in, you usually have to submit your non-refundable deposit at the same time. This will ensure that the date is reserved for your wedding.

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.
A nice gesture is to make sure that you provide the band with some food since they most likely traveled a long way, took some time to set up, play all night, and then tear down their equipment. You might also want to make sure that the band has a copy of the planned events for the evening so that they can work around them.

Picture credits:

Picture 1 Ben & Colleen via Style Me Pretty

Picture 2 Glass Jar Photography via Style Me Pretty

Picture 3 13:13 Photography via Style Me Pretty

Picture 4 The Nichols via Style Me Pretty

1 COMMENT

  1. A very well written article with some very sensible advice.
    Most Bands will now happily provide a contract with the terms and conditions for clarity and to ensure no ambiguity remains at the time of accepting the deposit.
    This provides peace of mind for all concerned.
    A professional Band is professional in its dealing with clients before during and after the event, not only on the night.
    Don’t accept that as the Band are professional “musicians” that this somehow excuses an inability to conduct every other part of the interaction in anything less than a professional way.

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