What should you know before hiring a band?

Updated: Feb 18

When choosing entertainment for your wedding, there is a big pressure to make sure you make the best choice. You want to know that you are getting the best entertainment for your wedding. No worries, here are 3 things you should know before hiring a band.

Weddings are magical! That moment when you witness two people, in love, committing to each other, is the magical feeling that all wedding guests are looking forward to. Guests attend weddings to feel the magic, but hey, let’s face it – guests attend weddings to have a good time! One of the biggest ways to provide your guests with an enjoyable time is to entertain them with good music. Choosing to hire a wedding band for your reception is a great way to give your guests that fun time they are hoping for. Here are three things to keep in mind when booking your band to provide your guests with a magical experience that will keep them on their feet!

Get a Head Start

Now that you have decided to go the band route, it is important to choose a band early to be sure they are available on your wedding date. Wedding bands, especially those in high demand, can get booked a year or more in advance. This is of even greater importance when you’re planning a wedding during the wedding season, spring or fall. Asking around for references is a great way to get started. Perhaps you recall going to a wedding with an amazing band you may want to ask about. Friends and family are a great resource for providing you with a list of potential bands. Your wedding planner can also provide you with options. The earlier you start contacting bands, the earlier you can clear the hurdle of finding your wedding entertainment, and the closer you will come to securing one of the most important details of your wedding! Popular bands like the Bachelor Boys Band are always booked way in advance.

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Choose a Band that Will Enhance the Wedding Vibes

When planning a wedding, there are so many decisions to make. All of the decisions you make, small and large alike, will work toward helping you create the vibes you have in mind for your big day. The band and music you choose will most definitely be the biggest contributor to your wedding's tone. That is why it is important to choose a band that represents your style and matches the ambiance of the wedding. Find out if a band has a specialty. Is the band’s specialty something that would enhance your wedding? If there are any “must-have” songs, be sure the band can play these. Different from hiring a DJ, when you hire a band, your musical selections must fall within the range of music the band plays. Keep this in mind when selecting your band. And don't be afraid to try something different. Our favorite wedding day band experience included a brass band by the name of DuPont Brass Band.

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Ask Questions

Don’t be afraid to ask questions; it’s the best way to get to know a band. Asking questions will give you information on bands that will help inform your decision on whether to hire them for your wedding. Knowing how many weddings a band typically performs in a year will let you know how much experience the band has. Ask the band to see performances to get an idea of how the band style. Read reviews on the bands. Even ask if you can speak with a couple whose wedding the band has performed in the past. Every question that comes to mind is valid. Ask away.

After it's all said and done, you need to get a head start, ask questions and choose a band that will enhance your wedding day vibes. Let us know if you are currently searching for a wedding band. We have connections with some of this area's top bands.

Entyse Lyfe is here to guide you in deciding what ceremony is right for you as a couple during these funky times. There are so many options and so many details to sort out. Our goal is to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. Please register for an online Wedding Workshop with us to learn more.

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