There’s no party at a wedding reception without an awesome wedding band. Afterall, it’s their job to get guests on their feet, top buttons undone, heels off and all. As such, for your big day to be a success, it’s vital that you pick the right band for your tastes, style and wedding theme.
In this blog post, wedding experts WeddingSuppliers has teamed up with Music and Entertainment magazine Vents to share their top tips for finding a band that’ll get the party started on your big day.
Know what you want
Having a clear idea of the type of band you want to play at your wedding might seem like an obvious point to make, but trust us, it requires some careful thought.
Think about it, you and your partner might be grime fanatics, but will your 80 year old grandma get up and dance alongside you to the latest Stormzy track? I mean, we really hope so, but you get our point. You’ve got to think practically about what you and your guests will enjoy–and find a band that can keep everyone happy.
So, knowing exactly what style of band, from folk to pop, you want to play at your reception really is half the hurdle.
Do your research
Found a band that fits the bill…on paper? Their website looks great, so surely they’ll be good…right? Well, this isn’t something that you should take as gospel.
Researching the band you’re thinking of hiring in great detail is a priority. From carefully studying testimonials to diving into the Youtube videos uploaded from dodgy digital cameras, finding out everything you can about your prospective band is key.
But realistically, not all of us have time–or patience–to enter the dark whole of Youtube, visit numerous bands’ websites and sift through the reviews. For those who need trusted wedding bands at their fingertips, there is a solution.
If you’re looking for a platform that lists accredited and trustworthy wedding bands all in one place, you’re in luck. From jazz and pop to rhythm and blues, you can find hundreds of the best bands for your big day through wedding directories.
Whether you’re just looking for ideas or want to reach out and arrange a meeting, you can do it all in a stress-free, time-efficient way with these virtual solutions.
Hear them live
When it comes down to it though, the proof is in the pudding. Let’s face it, not everyone has the same taste in music, and another couples first choice of band might be your last.
That’s why our best piece of advice is to hear the band you’re interested in hiring for your wedding live. If they’ve talked the talk, it’s time for them to walk the walk. Hearing a band live can tell you a lot about the way they perform, their musicianship and, importantly, their professionalism.
So, whether you’ve found your wedding band through a directory, word of mouth or research, hearing what they’re all about in the flesh really is the best and most failsafe way to find the best possible band for your wedding.
Bio: This blog post was contributed by the team at WeddingSuppliers.ie, the complete Irish wedding directory helping engaged couples find the best suppliers for their wedding day.