Hiring a Band for Your
It’s what everyone looks forward to in their lives
the big day, your wedding. It has to be special in every possible
way, not only are your emotions special but so should be all the arrangements
for the occasion. You would obviously want to revel in the glory of
your wedding reception which should have a right mix of food, music
and flowers etc. However your music can give that added edge to your
celebration by changing it from just another wedding to ‘The Wedding’.
So if you need to make that extra effort to thrill your guests and
yourself on your special day, then do take care of some things while
hiring a band for your wedding. Following are some steps to facilitate
the task for you.
- Ask for names
of bands from newly married people, wedding consultants and site
coordinators or clergy.
- The wedding
venue needs to be checked for any restrictions regarding noise or
- Then you need
to decide what kind of an atmosphere do you need at your wedding,
guests dancing in groups to country music? Or perhaps a mellow reception
with soft jazz in the background? It’s simply a question of your
own taste and mood.
- You should
ask the band to give you their audiotapes or a more reliable version
would be video recordings of the band’s performances.
- You need to
keep in mind certain things like how do they interact with the audience
and what variety of music do they play?
- Ask the band
for their play list and make sure it has a wide variety of sons
to suit the taste of maximum number of guests.
- Next is the
question of the space that the band would require, the equipment
that it would need and your personal room arrangements with regard
to their space requirement. Another important thing to consider
would be the number of band members and whether all of them are
required or not.
- The next step
will be the execution of a contract with the band. The playing hours,
the number of sons, the number of breaks that they would take. The
food rate, the cancellation and refund policy, the clothing the
- Now you need
to know whether your wedding band has insurance or not?
- Also you need
to know if your wedding band can act as the master of ceremony.
- You should
also be aware of the number of years your band has been playing
There are certain
personal questions that can vary from person to person for instance
if you want that for your dance with your parents as well as well
as your first dance together you wish that the band should compose
a new song then you should look into such details before finalizing
your contract. The band is not just responsible for keeping your guests
on the floor but also coordinating with the photographers, managers
etc so that all the events are handled properly.
You need to take special care while choosing the band members as you
need people who are not only good performers but fun, sensitive and
excited and should be open to your suggestions too because the situation
demands improvisation at times.
You should prefer a band that has played at wedding receptions before
rather than going in for a novice band as the veterans are well familiar
with the flow of events and can double as emcees too. You also need
to ensure that the band arrives well in time as they would require
time to set up their equipment and you don’t want any unnecessary
pressures on your big day.
Armed with this knowledge we hope that you will be able to have beautiful
music on your very special day.
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