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Tips For Choosing a Wedding Band





Your big day is rapidly approaching and before you know it, your wedding day is here! Planning your wedding is so exciting but, with it comes some uncertainties. Dress, check! Cake, check! Venue, check! But, what about music?? If you need help in choosing between a Live Band or a DJ, please refer to our earlier blog entitled "Live Band or DJ". If your answer is a Live Band, let us guide you in choosing the right band for your reception. Below are some tips in choosing the best band for your reception.


Tip 1: Check for the band's song list. Does the band play a wide variety of music to cater to everyone attending your party? Your guest list often includes grand parents, parents, aunts and uncles, friends, co-workers and Kids, so it is important that the song list reflects just that. You want to make sure the band can play, Disco, Motown, Standards(i.e. Frank Sinatra), Rock and Roll, Classics, Top 40 and more. This is a sure way that everyone will have something to dance and sing along to and that the dance floor will be packed all night. What guests talk about most, is the Food and the Party(Music), so that is why the Band's song list is so important. After all, who wants an empty dance floor at their wedding?.


Tip 2: Is the Band interactive? When browsing through the band's website, not only should you check out their promo video, you should also look for any "live video" that they may have on their site. Make sure that the video shows the band interacting with guests and that the dance floor is packed and the party is rocking.


"ive." Again, you need a drummer, bass guitar player, guitar player and a keyboard player to have a full, live band sound. And, if that's not the case, you are paying full price for a live band, when you can go a much cheaper route and just hire a DJ. Now, there is nothing wrong with a DJ but, as suggested in our earlier blog "Live Band or DJ," there is a certain elegance that a live band brings to your reception. top of that. If a band advertises that they are "live" and a keyboard player or a bass player is missing on stage, or, there are 4 singers and only 2 musicians on stage, you are being misled. Why hire a "Live Band" that is truly NOT "

"Live." Again, you need a drummer, bass guitar player, guitar player and a keyboard player to have a full, live band sound. And, if that's not the case, you are paying full price for a live band, when you can go a much cheaper route and just hire a DJ. Now, there is nothing wrong with a DJ but, as suggested in our earlier blog "Live Band or DJ," there is a certain elegance that a live band brings to your reception.


You can also hire a band with horn players and/or an additional percussionist for a fuller live band sound but, that is in addition to the drums, bass, guitar and keys. This is why it is important that when you are looking for a band, that you check out their video to confirm that you are getting what you paid for. Also, when you make contact with the band, make sure to ask for the musicians that comprises the band and that what you see is what you get.


We certainly hope this helps in choosing the right band for your reception. Feel free to check out our other blogs for more helpful wedding planning tips.


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