If not handled properly, hiring a wedding band can just add to the stress of planning your big day. This is why we are easing at least one aspect of your stress, so you can pay more attention to the others. A perfect wedding is everyone’s dream, and making it stress-free for the bride and groom will just add to its glory.
So you probably want a wedding band that suits the theme of your wedding, and looks extremely professional. And of course, they have to be amazing singers that produce only the best music which has everyone joining the dance floor.
The first question is how do you find a wedding band?
When looking for the perfect party band, you come across a wide variety of options. But the safest way to go about this is by shortlisting the ones personally recommended by friends and family. If this doesn’t work for you, try searching online for the best wedding bands in your area. Google is sure to help you out with searches such as ‘North West Wedding Band’ or ‘Liverpool Party Band’ for example. Even though they have not been sourced from a direct recommendation they have definitely done something right in order to gain their reputation online.
After reading testimonials and reviews see what they can offer you and how promising their work is, along with their charges.
When you’ve shortlisted the potential candidates to just a few, talk to them and see if they can get you to view one of their live performances. If not, they are sure to have a video recording of their band which you can view and finalize your wedding band.
The next question, are their charges reasonable?
If you are on a budget, this can be the most significant factor for you, and it might even be the deciding one. You can talk to the bands online before visiting them to get an idea of what their prices are and the services they offer. You can even discuss if they have any package for the season. While getting to know about the price, you also need to know how long they will play, how many breaks they need to take, what their most popular package is, will they charge for travelling, do they take song requests and any other query you might have for them regarding their price and services.
Finally, the most important, yet frequently ignored question: is there any deputizing?
You need to make sure that in case of any emergency, is there a backup singer they can provide? Most people overlook this factor and it can completely ruin your wedding day if the lead singer falls sick or isn’t able to perform. Make sure there are depping musicians available on call to cover up for any such case.
These are some of the most important questions one can ask a band before hiring them for your big day. Feel free to clarify any confusion and any other questions you might have to ensure everything goes smoothly.