Your wedding band is the essential part of the evening and choosing the right band can mean the difference between everyone having a sensational time or quietly wishing they could leave early.
OK. You have heard about a great Wedding Band and you are thinking about booking them for your wedding. However, before you pay the deposit, here are some important questions you should ask the band first.
Have they played at weddings before – how many?
How do they dress for weddings?
Can you hear sound samples or see a video of the band?
Where can you see them playing live to see how they interact with a real audience?
Can they provide testimonials from other people that have hired them?
How long does the band play for and what breaks do the take?
Do they play recorded music during their breaks?
What floor space do they need?
How many power sockets do they need?
Do they need a changing room?
How long does it take for them to get in and set up?
Can they set up before the wedding meal, if required to?
Can they learn a new song for your first dance?
Can you request certain songs from their repertoire to be played?
What deposit do they require and when is the balance payable?
Do they provide a written contract to confirm your booking?
What is their cancellation fee if you have to cancel?
Do they have other musicians who can stand in for them if one is ill?
Does the band have public Liability Insurance?
Has their equipment passed an electrical safety check (PAT in the UK)?
Can the band provide the venue with a Risk Assessment, if required (UK)?
You may think of more questions that you want to ask. However, by asking these basic questions you will have a clearer idea of whether the band is suitable for you, your venue, and your wedding.
Good luck and have a lovely wedding!