Most couples like to personalise their wedding as much as possible. After all,it is their special day. So, it is only natural that they want it to be memorable and to be a reflection of their personalities. A good way to ensure that this is the case is to choose a theme and use that to inspire each aspect of the wedding. This makes it easier to ensure that everything hangs together and goes smoothly.
Paying attention to what may seem like small details is essential…
Hiring the Right Band for Your Wedding
Set the scene with the right music
Playing music from the era of your theme is a simple way to create the right ambience at your wedding reception. It is particularly important to hire someone like the Leeds based band, Vibetown. Over the years, these musicians have played at hundreds of weddings. They offer a large repertoire, so can play the hits from the 50s through to the current Top 40.
Check the band is experienced enough
Generally speaking, the more experienced the wedding band, the better it will be for you. Ideally, you want to be able to leave absolutely everything music-related to them. The last thing you need is to be wrapped up in getting them access to the venue and working out what sound equipment they can use for your reception. You just want to be able to book them, agree the playlist and get the band to liaise with the venue direct to sort out the details (saves so much time and your venue should be happy with this too!).
Start your search early
It is very important not to leave your search for the perfect wedding band to the last minute. The best groups get booked up – nearly a year in advance – so you really do need to get in early. Take the time to listen to the band playing live before you hire them. Most groups post samples of their performances online or will be happy to send you some demo tracks (have a look on Youtube too!). If you are really lucky you will be able to hear them play live at a local gig. Ideally, you want to hear them play a few of the tracks that you are planning to have played at your own wedding. This is really important for special moments like your entrance song or first dance. You need to bear in mind that every band has a slightly different way of playing and interpreting songs. The last thing you want is to end up trying to dance to a version of your favourite song that is played at a tempo that seems all wrong to you.
Sign a contract
It is important to understand exactly what is included in the deal. The last thing you need is for the band to start packing up an hour before you thought they would or to ask to be fed, when you had no idea you needed to provide food and refreshments. Make sure you get a contract that includes all of the important details, review it and ask questions before signing.
Ask the right questions
This article contains a list of questions to ask any wedding band or DJ that you are considering hiring. Using them will help to ensure that everything music-related goes smoothly.