Now you have everything in place, well almost everything. The wedding date is scheduled; the wedding party is picked, but what about the music? Umm, where to begin? One of the things that will have to be decided is whether to do a band hire for your wedding or to go with a disc jockey that will spin the music for you and which one will work best for you.
The question that you will have to ask yourself is, what benefit is it to have a live band perform rather than a disc jockey? Now I am not sure how many live performances you have attended, but for those that you can recall the effects of a live entertainer over an special event can ignite the crowd in a way that is not present with most dj hosts. The personal effects of having that star appeal is undeniable.
That being said, the appeal stems from the interaction that the live entertainer will have with your guest. You will have someone who can actually draw your guest into their performance and the entertainer can also assist you in hosting other activities that you will probably want to have at your wedding. Such as the garter toss, the bride and groom first dance as a couple. The list could go on.
Now that you have made your decision to go with a live band. Where do you start? The first will probably be by asking some family members and friends you trust to give you a list of their favorite bands. This will help because you will have information from people that you know and who knows you as well as are aware of your style. Another avenue is to research your directory in the area or other venues that might be able to give you a list of performers they have booked at their events. Either way you will want to get a few good references.
When deciding to go with a live band you will have to consider the space where they will perform and the set up for their instruments and crew. A professional band will be able to assist you with what they will need to have accessible to them on that day so that everything is known upfront.
One of the initial items you will have to know ahead of time is what type of genre you are looking to have for your event. Are you looking for a particular style or do you prefer a variety of music selections to be played? Are you looking for a band host that is capable of monitoring the mood of the crowd and can follow the flow and know when to switch up if necessary? Did you have a theme in mind that you intend to follow?
Whichever the decision boils down to, make sure that you are able to sample their performance style prior to hiring. Usually this can be accomplished by visiting them during one of their performances and seeing firsthand how they operate on stage. Another option is to get a recording of their live performances which can also give you a good idea of what you are signing up for if that is the band of your choice.
When it all comes down to it, the day for a hiring a band, try to exercise as many resources that are available to you as much as possible. There are agencies available that can actually do a lot of the work for you. This will help free up more time for you to concentrate you attention in other areas on you special day.
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