Music is a universal and romantic language. It can set the mood and can significantly turn your wedding into a different level. It is very important to choose the right set of musicians. Here are the steps to make sure you get the best band on your most important day.
Choose a Wedding Band
Make a list of tunes that you want played on your wedding day
Making a list means that you should know what songs you would like to walk down the aisle to, what you want to play before the ceremony, during dinner or on your first dance. You should know the parts of the wedding you want to incorporate music in and the songs you want played. This will guide you in determining the music genre that you want and know if your wedding band is able to play them all.
Make a list of musicians
It is important to make a list of wedding bands in your area or those who can be available to play in your area. Don’t settle for one band right away. Creating a shortlist of wedding bands will help you choose the best one as well as have a suitable back up should your first choice be unavailable on the day of your wedding.
Ask to hear them play
Ask for your prospective wedding bands for their gig schedules. This will give you an idea of their musical abilities and if their genre is applicable to the wedding and reception that you have in mind. Planning a wedding can be a very busy time. If you will not find any available night to see your shortlisted bands play, you can also opt to ask for their CD or a link to an online video of their performance.
Your wedding entertainment should be the least of your worries on your wedding day. Make sure to read reviews online for your wedding band. If a wedding band is recommended to you by a friend always ask if they are skilled, reliable and reasonably priced.
Discuss the price
Price is one of the most important considerations in choosing your wedding band. Discuss fees and other cost with your band. Ask your band if they are bringing their own equipment or if you need to cover rent costs for them. Set an amount that you can spend for your wedding band. Make sure that the amount you set will not compromise other elements of your wedding.
Make the choice
Once you have found the available wedding band whose musical abilities satisfy your expectations and is within your price range, make sure to book them and keep in touch. When dealing with professional musicians, know that their musical opinions are very valuable. Make sure to ask them for their ideas on the songs that you will use for the ceremony and reception.
Choosing the best band can be a lot of work yet you will find that it is all worth it at the end. Once you have made the choice of wedding band, the only step you need to take is to have fun and dance the night away.
About the Author: With over four years of professional writing experience, Tara Bernal currently writes wedding articles for Music For Scotland, a music agency that features a selection of the best Scottish bands such as the Muzo-Matic wedding band. Aside from aiming to see as much of the world as possible, Tara Bernal likes breakfast food, piano pieces, boat rides, and mocha lattes.