With so many choices of genre, from the classic wedding party band to the more unique gypsy-jazz style, choosing the right wedding band can be a tough decision to make. With so many other things to organize for the big day, why make your planning even more stressful? Here are 5 top tips for choosing the perfect wedding band…
What kind of band will suit your event?
Music is one of the easiest ways to create or enhance an atmosphere. This should be kept in mind when making your decision on a band. Would you like your wedding to be relaxed and easy going or would you like a high-energy atmosphere? Would you like the band to play songs everyone knows and loves or have slightly more unusual entertainment for your guests? Also something to consider is the bands image, their attire should blend in with the feel of your wedding rather than go against it.
Finding a band to work with your venue
Often the most expensive element to the wedding, it is the lynch pin to every decision made throughout your planning process. Finding a band that works with the venue in terms of style is key but also the physical requirements are something to be noted. Wedding venues often have specific requirements with space and sound levels and this should be kept in mind when choosing your wedding entertainment.
Will the band fit within your budget?
The key focus of any wedding is the budget, having to make so many decisions means that often the cost of your day can creep up unknowingly. The best technique with budgeting for your entertainment is to have a realistic idea of what you can get for your money. Great bands can be found at any price range. Entertainment agencies such a Freak Music are extremely helpful in helping you finding a great band that will suit your budget.
Should you see the band live before making your decision?
Most bands will offer you the chance to see them live before booking them, sometimes this is a public event but most often this will be another wedding or private function. Seeing them in a wedding setting will give you the best idea of the ambiance that they will give to your big day. If it is not possible to see them play live, request some song recordings and live videos in order to get a feel for their performance.
The easiest way to get a good feel for a band is by word of mouth. Ask a previous client direct what their performance was like and how the band was to work with. Always ensure that your band is good at communicating. This is key at every point of planning from the enquiry stage to the booking process to the finalisation of your event.