How to Select and Hire the Perfect Wedding Band
Are you planning a wedding and looking for the perfect wedding band? Hiring a wedding band can be a daunting task, but this guide will help you select and hire the perfect wedding bands for your big day!
There are a few things to consider when hiring a wedding band:
- Genre of music
- Number of musicians
- Set list
Once you’ve considered these factors, it’s time to start your search! You can begin by asking friends and family for recommendations or searching online right here on Gighubb. Once you’ve found a few bands that you’re interested in, it’s time to start scheduling auditions!
How to manage wedding band auditions
During the audition, pay attention to how the band interacts with you. Do they seem like they’re having fun? Are they engaging with the audience? Do they seem like they know what they’re doing?
Also, make sure to listen to their music. It’s important that you like their sound and style of music. After all, you’ll be listening to them for hours on your wedding day.
What is your wedding band budget?
Planning a wedding can be a daunting task, and one of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing your wedding entertainment. Whether you opt for a DJ, a live band, or another type of performer, it’s important to set a budget and stick to it. With so many other expenses, it can be tempting to skimp on your wedding band, but bear in mind that they will be responsible for setting the tone and creating an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. When comparing bands, be sure to get quotes in writing and ask about any additional fees, such as travel or sound equipment rental. With a little research and planning, you can find the perfect band to help make your wedding day truly special.
What genre(s) of music do you want?
Don’t forget to consider the genre of music your wedding band should perform. Do you want a band that can play everything from classic rock to Motown, or are you looking for a specific style like country or jazz? If there’s a certain type of music that is particularly important to you, be sure to ask the bands auditioning whether they can play the style you want. Ask them, too, if they have a preset group of songs they perform or do they take requests? It will help to ask the bands themselves for a demo CD or a link to their streaming music site. That way you can listen to the bands later to help your decision process and share with family and friends.
How many wedding band members?
Another important question to ask is how many wedding band members there will be. Most bands have between four and eight members, but there are some larger bands that have more. If you have a specific number in mind, be sure to ask the bands auditioning.
Do you want a big band with horns and a drummer, or a small trio? Keep in mind that the larger the band, the higher the price will be. Also, ask your wedding band if they have any special requirements, such stage size, amplifiers or PA/sound board system, or electrical needs.
What type of set list do you want?
Before you audition wedding bands, it’s important to decide on the type of set list you want. Do you want a band that will play your favorite songs all night long, or do you want them to take requests? If you’re not sure, most wedding bands are happy to work with you to create a custom set list that will include the songs you want.
Other considerations to keep in mind
Be sure to ask lots of questions and take your time in making a decision. After all, this is the band that will be playing at your wedding – they should be perfect for you!
Now that you’ve read through our wedding band buying guide, it’s time to start planning! Here are a few final things to keep in mind:
-Ask friends and family for recommendations of wedding bands.
-Search online for wedding bands.
-Schedule auditions with the wedding bands who play the genres and songs you want.
-Remember to budget for wedding band costs.
-Make sure the wedding band has a good reputation and is insured.
We can help simplify your wedding planning with guidance to finding and hiring the right musicians and wedding band.
Call a GigHubb professional at (630) 850-8505 to discuss your wedding band needs, or book your band online.