A lot goes into creating the perfect day, and an important aspect of any wedding is the reception. Get the food and entertainment right, and everyone goes home happy.
Taking the time to find a good band and choose a great set list is the best way to make sure that this happens.
Here we tell you how to find a good band, book them and make sure that the set list is enjoyable for you and your guests.
Book your band early
If you want the best wedding band, you have to book early. We know of an award winning Leeds wedding band that is always in high demand, so it is best to get your requests in early to secure your booking.The best approach is to start the process of finding a band the moment you have a date and have booked your venue.
Think about the type of music you want
Before going out to find a band, take the time to decide what type of music you would like to have at your wedding. Most couples know what they want, so this is not difficult to do.
However, you do need to bear in mind the tastes of your guests as well. You want everyone to be able to get up and enjoy a dance, so it makes sense to mix things up a bit.
If you want a certain style of music, or a range of genres,that is possible. Wedding bands tend to be very versatile, so can play many different types of tracks. But, if you want something a little special in mind, like traditional Jewish or Greek wedding music, you will normally have less choice.
Do your research
Now that you have a good idea of what you need you can start to narrow down your options. Start with bands that you already know and like. For example, if you have attended a wedding and liked the music look at those bands first. You know that they are good and they definitely have the right type of experience.
If you can’t find a group that way, go online instead. Most bands have good websites where you can see what type of music they play and listen to some of their songs.
When you find one that you like find out if they are available for your date. If they are take the next steps of going to hear them play and getting a quote.
Be sure to hire a real wedding band
Playing wedding is very different from gigging. Entertaining a private party requires a different style and skill set than playing in a public venue for fans. A good gig group won’t necessarily be a good choice for your wedding. Therefore, you need a real wedding band with plenty of relevant experience.
Choose your setlist
Be sure to sit down early and work out your playlist, with your chosen band. That way if you want a special song that the band does not play often they have the chance to practice and try it out. A good band will fit in with you as much as possible, but bear in mind that there are limits to the sort of music they will be able to play.
Follow these few tips and you will find a great band that will create a fantastic atmosphere at your wedding reception.