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Finding the Right Wedding Bands


Your wedding is coming up soon, which means that you’ll need a live band to make your reception especially memorable and enjoyable. There are a few factors to consider when you’re looking for a wedding band, so keep these tips in mind to ensure that you can dance the night away on your wedding day.


Figure Out Your Theme

Before you find the perfect wedding band for your big day, figure out the theme you want for your wedding. For instance, if you’re wearing a vintage dress and your wedding party will be dressed in clothing that is reminiscent of past decades, you should find a band that plays music indicative of the style period. For instance, wearing a flapper style wedding dress and birdcage hat in lieu of a veil probably means that you’ll want live jazz music at your reception.

Get Recommendations

If you’re not sure which bands are the best in your area, get a few recommendations from family and friends. For instance, if a colleague of yours had a great band at his/her company Christmas party, ask about the band so that you can book them for the wedding. If you’ve been to a wedding or vow renewal recently and enjoyed the band, don’t leave the reception without getting the contact information on the band. If you mention that you’ve got a referral for the band, there’s a chance that the wedding band may offer you discounted prices.

“Sample” the Band

There’s a good chance that the wedding band you choose will have a website or video clips where you can listen to their music. In addition to this, it’s a good idea to go to some of their live performances so you can get an idea of how the band will sound in person. Ask the band if you can attend a few of their upcoming shows so that you can get a feel for the band’s professionalism and ability to connect with the crowd. This will eliminate any unpleasant surprises on your wedding day.

Ask About Special Songs or Music

Finally, if  you want certain songs or types of music to be featured at your wedding, be sure to let the band know this well in advance. It may also be best to listen to the band play the songs you’ve chosen, so you’ll know exactly how the music will sound on your big day. If you want cultural music that celebrates your ethnicity to be featured at the reception, it may be best to provide sheet music or a video reference to the band, so they’ll have time to get accustomed to the music and you can enjoy songs that remind you of your childhood or instill pride in your culture and traditions. Of course, you can also give the band a song that you and your spouse deem special. It could be the first song that you danced to, or the song that was playing when you realized you were in love.

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