How To Choose A Wedding Band

Live music can really add a ‘wow factor’ to your wedding reception, but choosing the right one can be a difficult task. Find out what you need to consider...

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Where to find a wedding band

If you visit our wedding services you may be able to find the perfect band, the internet is also a great place to look for wedding bands because you can find all the info on the musicians, repertoires and prices, but also hear their live performances. Another great way to find a respectable wedding band is to attend bridal fairs where you can attend local bands’ performances. And if some of your friends or family members had recently organised a wedding reception with a live band, ask them to tell you their experiences.

How to decide on the repertoire

Before you even start looking for a wedding band, establish what kind of repertoire you want. Would you like a jazz orchestra or a modern band that plays rock music? Do you want to listen to the hits from different decades, or you prefer a band that plays only contemporary tunes? Once you decide what kind of music you want a band to play, start searching for performers who specialise in performing that specific kind of music. The most popular repertoires at wedding receptions include a lot of all-time favourites and some new chart toppers, so you can’t go too wrong with a versatile selection of hits.

What are the costs

A wedding band costs more than a DJ and the price depends on the number of musicians as well as the length of their performance. While some couples like to have a band just for the ceremony and then have a DJ at their reception, others prefer to have an all-night performance which is usually divided into several 45 minute long sets. You also need to provide food and drink for all the members of the team including sound technicians which is an additional cost.

How to make sure you selected the right band

Before you make a booking, you want to be absolutely sure you have selected the right wedding entertainment. We suggest that you go and hear one of band’s live performances. Most of the wedding bands perform regularly for their customers, so you can find the list of gigs online and attend one of them to get the flavour of what your evening might look like. And if you like the band, make sure to speak with the crew and get all the information you need to make a decision.

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