A lot of decisions are paramount for a successful and memorable event, and more importantly when we talk about weddings. From your garments to your wedding arrangements, guests and reception, you surely don’t want to hit the wrong button on any associated decision on your wedding day. And for those who fancy live wedding music, getting a live wedding band is an additional item in your wedding checklist. In this article, we take some time to help you know how to go about selecting a live band when planning for your wedding so please read on!
- Budget is key
Yeah!. The first thing you would want to consider before picking a live wedding band is how much you have aside for this aspect of your wedding. While it is important to go with pros, you may consider other decent options with remarkable experience in live weddings. You also don’t want to rip off your wedding day with inept hands so consider options and compare fees before choosing your live wedding band. Having an agency do the booking and other necessary prerequisites might also increase your total charges, so if you don’t really want to spend a fortune, you should come in where you can, do your booking directly and cut costs, while having a decent performance from your live band.
- Be an early bird
You get what this means, booking your live band quite early, say some couple of months before your wedding could be the difference between having a decent live band or getting a below par experience with inexperienced ones since live bands can be quite busy during peak periods of the year.
- Your venue is equally important
Certain instruments, especially expensive ones, ain’t a good fit when used under the rain or direct sunlight. Many live bands prefer to play outside during the summer, a shaded area is not a turn off though. It is also worth considering a duo or trio if your wedding reception or event won’t be taking place in a spacious hall. This will also help save you additional costs.
As with many things, making sure your live band is experienced is key for a successful wedding display. Amateurs may not be the best way to go for a probably once in a lifetime event like a wedding. You can also demand demos from their past events or check their YouTube channel to see what they’ve really got in stock before hiring a wedding band.
- Exceptional service delivery
Don’t be fazed by a poorly responsive band with equally abysmal customer service skills if you don’t look out for these qualities before hiring one. Bands may sometimes see themselves as musicians and not businessmen. Now, you are not going to have any of that for your wedding so evaluate your choices carefully before hiring one.