Finding The Perfect Wedding Band
Your wedding day will no doubt be one of the most important days of your life, not to mention one of the biggest, most extravagant parties you’ll ever put on. Making your wedding a night to remember for all your family and friends is a must and with that comes the tricky choice; which wedding band to book.
Depending on the kind of party you want, there will be a wedding band to suit every taste – and budget. From swing to jazz, disco to deep house, there is so much more on offer than you might have thought. But unless you book professional musicians as part of your job, it’s unlikely you will have organised a live music event before, and the huge amount of choice on offer can lead to confusion and yet more wedding stress. So where do you start.
The first thing to consider is your own taste. This may seem obvious but many couples opt for a band who play music they think all their guests would like, neglecting their own tastes. Don’t forget your wedding day is your day, and you should only book a wedding band who play music you both genuinely love and would want to listen to. Although bear in mind that booking a sedate string quartet is unlikely to keep the dance floor packed.
So when you have decided on the genre of music you’d like played at your big day, the next question is where do you find the best musicians. As with most things, a personal recommendation from someone you trust can’t be beaten, so if a friend or family member has recently tried out a professional wedding band and loved the results, that is a good place to start. The next port of call is the internet and some online research. Look for top rated websites which will list a number of wedding band options, as well as individual bands themselves who specialise in weddings and events. You will be able to listen to examples of the bands playing live too, which will prove very useful when making your final decision. If you can make it to a live gig, even better.
Another way of finding and booking a quality wedding band is to let someone else do the hard work for you. Hiring a professional wedding event company will mean you will have access to the best bands in the business. Booking a band this way means less stress and more time to focus on other aspects of your big day. The staff will source and best bands for your requirements and ensure they fit the bill just right before any booking is made. You will also get to choose exactly how you want to night to unfold, including playlists and the chance for guests to make their own requests. Listen to demos and meet the band in person if you can. This kind of personal approach can make all the difference.
Find the right wedding band and you have found the best night of your life. The toughest choice you’ll make will be knowing when to leave the dance floor and head home. Make the right choice, and you will find yourself dancing till sunrise.