Choosing a Live Band For Your Wedding Day!
You have selected your wedding photographer, videographer, flowers, church, wedding venue etc etc.. the list goes on. Have you thought about the music at your wedding? Having great music is vital for a great party at your wedding day. As wedding photographers for 10 years we have seen a fair share of great music from DJ’s and awesome bands. We can honestly say bands that have flair will mostly rock the night with fantastic music.
A great live band for your event can make it memorable. The interactive experience of a good band will stay in the memory long after the events duration. Bands are able to personalize the experience by customizing songs for the occasion. On the internet await you many options for desirable bands to hire.
How to hire a band without assistance
Whether you hire a band directly or otherwise is your choice. Websites may serve individual bands or be a database for many bands. Websites of brokers and wedding planning sites where musicians share space are indirect alternate venues. There you will find audio and video samples, information about live performances, testimonials, and more. When you narrow your choices you can learn more about their product to determine which one is the right fit for your needs. An audition or live performance venues, videos and CDs, song lists help you to find the right band and the right selection of songs for your event. Ask you band leader if the same performers in what you previewed would be available to you as bandleaders use several musicians on the same instrument they rotate depending upon their availability.
You may want to check with their past venues or references for information on the reputation of the band. When you book your selection establish an individual who will be your contact. Popular bands are booked in advance, so you should not delay booking yours. Ensuring your venue can accommodate the band and its needs.
Experienced will harmoniously time their performances with your schedule and read your crowd to play the song fitting the moment. Generally, over fifty songs are performed over a four hour event. Experienced bands can perform songs and music beyond their repertoire if given sufficient notice. But, this might cost you extra. You might need to provide the sound system if the band does not bring it. Should bands not play enough variety for you, or you cannot budget them in, you might also look into DJ provided entertainment.
Indirect routes to locating a band
Brokers can provide you with dependable performers for the price of the commission you will have to pay them. This might not be an issue for you and would have the advantage of taking the task off your hands. Their experience and contacts can secure for you better prices as they deal regularly with musicians and are aware of what they earn. The best route for you might be to see what you can locate on your; and see if a broker does better.
When working with a broker you would discuss your music preferences, the type of event you plan to have, your guests and your budget. The broker would come back to you with information on the available bands that match your needs. This information might also be available on their website. If there is a particular act you are interested in which is not listed on the website, check to see if they work with them. They might not list them; but, can provide them for you if they are available. Brokers will shepherd you through the process of signing your musical entertainment.
Other indirect methods of finding bands include, booking through a wedding entertainment consultant, if the event is a wedding and your budget permit is able to absorb the cost. The fee for this services might be worth your while if you wish to avoid the hassle of arranging this personally. Wedding planners may also recommend entertainment they have dealt with in the past. Catering venues might also recommend entertainers and either provide contact information or suggest booking your entertainment as a part of the venue’s wedding package.
What will it cost?
Jazz and acoustic groups locally available could cost five hundred dollars. For a popular band, you may shell out somewhere in the fifteen hundred to five thousand dollar range. Even more might be needed for some bands. Websites will provide prices that do not include the extra charges related to your event that will need to be factored in.
It is the norm to provide food and beverage for your band. You may want to see if you can negotiate prices of the band you want whose prices are beyond your budget. With a budget too limited for professional musicians; yet still having the desire for live musicians, you should try student musicians who would charge your less. Clarify fee arrangements. Deposits may be required in advance. The amount charged by professional musicians will include all the time they spend at your event. Bands should come with insurance.
Wedding music and the church rules
Music provided at places of worship requires rules be followed. Performances may be staged during select parts of the ceremony. You can ask a band member to emcee your event. During the band breaks you may ask for recorded music. To set up for the event bands need time. Bands could provide recorded or live background music for dinner. Bands to hire are a choice that will enliven any event.
Musician Jean Muir is a writer for the www.souldesire.co.uk website. Having a great Bands For Hire will make all the difference to the success of your event. Find out more about professional Essex Band Party when you visit this website. Click here now on wedding tips to find our more great information.