Finding the right flowers, dress, caterer, etc is already hard enough while planning one of the most important events of your life, so why does it have to be just as complicated to find a great band to play for your special day? Fortunately, due to the era we live in today, it has gotten a lot simpler. There are so many great places to explore before choosing your band. This guide will help you through the process of finding a band for your wedding reception, as well to give you some inside tips that you may not have considered that will help you choose the perfect band and make sure that your big day goes off without a hitch.
One amazing choice is to refer to a family member or friend who maybe recently got married. You can ask if the band stayed within the genre asked as well as if they were reasonably priced. With this option it is easier if you were at the wedding so you can judge on their style and sound.
Another wise route to go is checking your local Craigslist classifieds online. Many bands within the “event services” ads provide their webpage where you can listen to some of their previous work as well as video clips to decide whether the band is one you would be interested in meeting with. Generally after contacting the band, they will invite you to come watch their performance at a “gig” or set up an appointment for you to come watch the band as they practice.
A great alternative is to attend a wedding expo within your community. Bridal shows are a great way to learn about vendors in your area, shop for show-only bargains, and even get advice on wedding bands. Wedding expos offer an excellent opportunity to meet with your areas top wedding professionals who can help you achieve your dream wedding.
The band should make each performance personal to what you requested, and put the maximum amount of energy, enthusiasm as well as dedication into every song they play, and give your guests something great to talk about on their journey home. Remember you have already selected the person that you wish to marry, which was the hard part, choosing the right band is probably one the easiest decisions you will need make to create an unforgettable wedding after a little bit of research!