Photo Credit: Pinterest
Music plays a major role in your wedding. It can set the tone of your wedding and reception. Thus, choosing the right music that suits your tastes while also being entertaining to your guests can be quite a challege.
Some people opt for a live dj, or to just plug a playlist in. However, we are fans of a live band, as it feels more personal and the guests seem to really connect with the live jams.
Finding and booking a good band for your wedding is not easy, however.
We are here to help you tackle this task. Below are five things that will help ensure your wedding reception music is a hit.
The quality of the band that you choose for your wedding is far more important than the size of the band. If you have a small band that has many talents and can play a variety of instruments, great! Better to go with that than a huge band that may demand too much attention, taking away from your special day.
2. Multiple Genres
It's not possible for you to know the musical tastes of all of your guests. And you want all of your guests to enjoy your music and dance their socks off. Thus, it is a good idea to pick a band that is able to play multiple genres of music. That way, there is something for everyone.
3. Hire Your Band Via An Agency
While you may want to go the seemingly easier route and just pay a friend of a friend's band to play your wedding, this may cause some hiccups on the actual wedding day. If the guitarist comes down with the flu, you are stuck without a guitarist for your wedding. However, if you book through an agency, they will have an alternate on-hand that can take the place of a sick band member.
Hiring a band that you can use for parts of your ceremony as well as your reception is what we like to call double-dipping. This saves you a great deal of money and likely no one will ever notice that the guy who played the flute at your ceremony is the same guy rockin' away on the drums at your reception.
5. Inspect the Contract
You want to be sure to read very carefully through the band's contract. They can sometimes charge to learning specific songs you have requested, and may charge additional fees for travel. Ask all questions up-front so there are no issues on the day of.
Thinking About Eloping? We've Got the Perfect Place
Tasty Wedding Menus For Your Kierland Resort Nuptuals
Get Elegant With Your Bridal Shower at Sanctuary
The Most Stunning Wedding Venue in Malibu, Calif
Great Bridal Expo on February 26th
Consider the Desert Botanical Garden for Your Wedding Venue
Phoenix Bridal Show at the Phoenician
Warehouse215 Open House
2017 Wedding Floral Trends With Cactus Flower Florists
Call for Wedding Photo Submissions!
Badgley Mischka Trunk Show at Scottsdale's Mariee Bridal
Almond Tree Wedding Boutique Launches New Line of Dresses
Biggest Bridal Show in the U.S. Coming to Phoenix This Weekend
WEDnesday - Resources for Building Your Wedding Website
5 Things to Know Before Hiring A Band For Your Wedding
WEDnesday - Biggest Wedding Money Savers
Bridal Shower Games That Are Actually Fun
WEDnesday - Hidden Wedding Costs to Avoid
WEDnesday - How to Get Your Guy Involved in Planning
The Ultimate Marriage License Checklist