Without a doubt, your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life; a day you will remember for ever, so naturally you want everything to be as near perfect as possible. It’s easy to choose your dress as you will know the minute you try it on if it suits you. Likewise, you will choose a style of wedding cake that appeals to you both, but when it comes to choosing a band to play at your reception, there’s a bit more to consider. With that in mind, we’ve teamed up with Essex based music agency, A.T. Music Agency to outline the considerations for choosing the most suitable band for your guests.
Think about the different ages of guests who will be attending. It’s likely to be a mix from children right up to elderly relations in their eighties or beyond. You’ll most likely find the people who take notice of the music aren’t at the extreme ends of the age range. Young children are happy to dance and join in with any type of music and older guests will be content with most things as long as it’s not too loud. The people who will be most critical are the ones in between, so with this in mind try to pick a band that will cater for all types of music; a band that does cover versions would be ideal and a band that will play requests will be even better.
Obviously cost plays a big part in the band you choose, because as everyone knows, weddings do not come cheap. Try looking on the internet for bands in your area to get an idea of the prices they charge. It’s often possible to book a band just for the evening reception if funds are limited, but if money is no object then it is quite nice to have soft live music playing as you eat.
And finally, try to go for a band that has some good reviews. You’ll often be able to find some online that have been posted by previous satisfied clients, so you’ll get a good idea of what to expect before your big day.