5 Things to Consider Before Selecting a Wedding Reception Band

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5 Things to Consider Before Selecting a Wedding Reception Band

Choosing a wedding band is a big decision. Whichever band you hire will set the tone for a huge portion of your day and can play a big part in making your wedding a success. But how do you know if a wedding reception band is right for you or not?

To help you decide, here are 5 things to consider before selecting a wedding reception band for your big day.

1) Can they play your song?

Actually, this comes down to two questions. Firstly, can they play your song? And secondly, can they play your song well?

There are many wedding bands out there. Yes, there are some bad ones but there are also many great ones. But the right one for you will be able to play your song just like you want them to. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they already have it in their repertoire, but a good wedding band will be willing to learn your song and play it in the style you want.

2) What is on their set-list?

Like we’ve already mentioned, there are many fantastic wedding bands out there but not all of them will be right for you. The right band for you will play the kind of music you like as well as some of the party classics that will fill up the dance floor.

A good band will learn new songs and add to their repertoire depending on your needs but a good indication of whether or not a band is suited for you personally is by their existing setlist. So before you lock them in for your wedding, ask to see their set list and make a judgement from there.

3) Do they care about you?

They don’t have to become your best friends but a good wedding band should care what you think. You can tell if a wedding band will be good by whether or not they ask you many questions before you hire them.

The best wedding reception bands out there will find out what kind of music you and your guests like. They will, of course, have their list of classics that play well with a crowd but they will also take an interest in you and your taste in music.

4) What’s their package?

Budget is a big part of wedding planning and getting the most out of your wedding band is key! Before committing to a band, make sure you find out exactly what it is they are offering.

Will they be playing at the ceremony as well as the reception? Do they also take care of the DJ set after they’ve finished playing? When will they be arriving to set up, when will they start playing and how long for?

Finding out all of this information is essential before you commit. You need to make sure you are getting value for money but at the same time don’t be afraid to pay more for a high-quality band that offers a range of services throughout the day.

5) Do they have references?

You want to make sure your big day goes without a hitch. So making sure that your band knows what they are doing is key. Any decent wedding reception band should have plenty of previous clients and should be able to offer you a reference upon request.

This will not only ensure that you are getting a decent band but it will also give you peace of mind and one less thing to worry about on the big day!

In Summary…

Choosing a wedding reception band is a big deal. A great band can be awesome but a bad band can make your wedding day memorable for all the wrong reasons.

The key to finding a good band is communication. Don’t be afraid to ask them plenty of questions up front and make sure that they also ask you plenty of questions too. With open communication, you can ensure that you not only find a great wedding reception band, but also the right wedding reception band for you!

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Helen Cartwright

Helen Cartwright is a passionate blogger, who excels in the Digital Marketing and Technology niche. She writes for a variety of on leading online media channels.

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