Choosing the right band for your wedding reception is a major decision. You want a group that is responsible, talented, and priced reasonably. In previous years, a person would find a band by going out and listening to them. Today, while that is still an option, you can also find great bands by using your computer.
Many bands actually set up websites so you can download demos of their music to pre-screen. This way, you can get a good idea of what they have to offer without having to go out to hear them play live. After you have selected everal bands, you like, you can then schedule time to listen to them play and then narrow that list down to the bands you want to interview. When you listen to the demo music, really listen. This means not just the music, but pay close attention to the singers voice, the rhythm, and the overall presentation.
If you want to take time to talk to the band on the phone, set up a time that is agreeable to the both of you where you can talk. Find out if they have experience with playing in weddings, how many weddings they have performed for, if they provide emcee services, how they handle emergencies or last-minute changes, and so on. After the phone conversation, you will know if this band interests you.
Now, you take the bands that you are most interested in and set up time to see them perform in person. This will allow you to see how they move on stage and interact with the audience, which is very important. Pay close attention to the things they say, listening to inappropriate actions or words that might create a problem for your reception. When the band takes a break, take this time to approach the lead and introduce yourself, reminding him or her that you had spoken on the phone.
Once you have decided the band you want to hire, remember that most bands need a minimum of 10 months. For this reason, it is crucial that you plan well so you do not miss the perfect opportunity. When you determine the perfect band for your wedding reception, you need to get down to business. This involves setting the price and laying all the contract aspects on paper.
Keep in mind that the more details you can put together, the smoother the process will go and the more thrilled you will be with your final choice. Therefore, ask the band if they will announce you and your new spouse, if they will announce the first dance, work with you on the music genre, etc. What you want is to feel good about your choice and to do that you need to put things into motion early on so there are no delays in hiring the band you want.
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