If you are looking for some tips on how to choose a live wedding band, you have landed on the right page. We are going to cover some cool little tidbits which should, hopefully, point you in the right direction.
Book in advance
If you are booking a live wedding band, it is important that you book as far in advance as possible. In fact, booking that band should be a priority, particularly if you are planning to get married during ‘wedding season’. This is because any band worth their salt is going to get booked up months in advance. If you do not book them, you will miss them.
Only opt for wedding bands
It does not matter if you love the band that regularly performs down your local pub. If they have not performed at a wedding before, then you should not hire them. No ifs and no buts. You must remember that performing at a wedding is a whole different beast to getting up on a stage and performing a gig. When you are a wedding, the job of the band is not to take centre stage. Most of the time, they do not want all the eyes on them. They want to play some nice background music that everybody in that room will be able to enjoy. It is as simple as that. Only a band that knows how to play weddings will know how to do this.
Of course, a wedding band is also going to need to be able to interact with your guests from time to time. Their other job will be to keep everything at the wedding reception flowing smoothly. So, once again, make sure you choose a quality wedding band that you can work with.
Watch the band play
Before you choose to a hire a wedding band, it is so important that you go and watch them play. This will give you an idea as to how they will perform on the stage. You want to know that they have what it takes to keep your guests entertained. In an ideal world, you will go and see them perform at a wedding. If you can’t see them ‘in the flesh’, then at least watch a couple of videos which feature the band performing at a wedding.
What songs do you want them to play?
One of the major reasons as to why you are opting for a wedding band is because they will know a lot of songs. It is common for a top wedding band to be able to belt out hundreds of different songs. So, when you are searching for a wedding band, you may want to talk to them about the type of music that you want performed at your wedding. This should give you an idea as to whether the band is going to be right for you or not. Just one tip here; choose the music for your guests, not your own personal tastes. It will ensure that everybody in that room has as much fun as possible.