Planning for your wedding or even helping a friend with the planning can be an overwhelming endeavour, starting from the choice of venue, to the food, decoration and choice of entertainers. Having the right live band perform at your wedding will help in making the event memorable and keepyour invited guests entertained.
When choosing a wedding band for your wedding, there are things you need to put at the back of your mind in order to have a stress free experience.
The first thing to do is book your venue, this usually takes longer to secure than bands and a lot of them have relationships with bands they use a lot so can make recommendations. The other reason for this is you’ll be able to tell the band the size of the stage they’ll be using, and if there is any extra arrangement needed for transportation.
Next you need to have a list of bands based on recommendations, confirm their prices and whether they will learn a wedding song especially for you. This will shorten the list a bit more. Don’t be too worried about the price for now – most bands will negotiate.
What you should do next is ask them for their song list and whether they will provide music in the breaks. You will need to know that the band can provide the right music for all your guests’ tastes. It is a big family occasion and you want to be certain that all the family will have fun regardless of their age.
At this stage, you should be prepared to go see them perform live. This will take a bit of effort but it is well worth it. Since your wedding day is a big day for yourself and your family, you need to take the time to make it great.
You will probably end up with a shortlist of three or four wedding bands at this point. You can try negotiating on the price, but the better bands are nearly always pretty heavily booked in the wedding season. You’ve got a better chance if you have decided to have a wedding on either edge of the season.
Finally, you need to pay attention to the terms of the contract you are going to sign. Make sure you are getting the band you saw. Specify that the band you have seen is the band you will get and include the option to pay a reduced sum if someone is changed. Also, remember you will have to ensure that you have a good electricity supply if you go for an exotic wedding or one on a boat. You will have to feed the band, accommodate the band if from out of town. You will also need to give them time to set up.
Choosing a band for your wedding can be exhausting, but it is worth it since everyone wants to have a memorable wedding with the band of their choice performing at the event.