Tips on Hiring a Wedding Live Band
Posted: Jan 18, 2019
Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event, and you will definitely want the best out of it! There are many wedding vendors who can make a huge difference to it, like your photographers, videographers, bridal studios and many more! One way to make a huge difference to your wedding is by engaging a live band for it!
Having a Wedding Live Band for your wedding will definitely spice up the mood. It brings great music entertainment to your guests, where music will bring the crowd to sing along.
Imagine during your 2 march ins, having a live band playing your march in music as you walk down the aisle, and during your banquet, having a live band serenading your guests. This brings a truly remarkable experience!
As this is also your first time holding a wedding, you may have certain concerns on how should it work. Here are some tips you might want to consider when you engage your wedding live band:
1. Price of Band:
The typical range for a live band is around $1k-$4k (USD), which is dependent of the size of the band, the portfolio of musicians, and the type of genre of music the band is going to play. Besides that, do be weary when you encounter wedding live band providers who charge a ridiculously low rate. This may either mean they are amateurs or even possibly, scams. Most important of all, choose a band that fits within your budget.
2. Size of Band:
Most of them come in small groups, from 2 to 7 piece bands. For a 2 piece band, it brings a small but intimate feel. A huge 7 piece band brings hype to the crowd! The most common of all is the 3 piece band.
3. Who are your Singers:
In this day of technological advancement, any experienced singer will have a good social media presence. Do your research on them through Facebook or YouTube, and listen to their voices. Do you think they fit your style of singing?
4. Know your Genre of Music:
There are many genres which include Top 40s Pop, Jazz, Classic Oldies and many more. Every singer has his/her pros and cons. Speak to your wedding live band coordinator on your preferences and let him give you the best recommendation to your wedding!
5. Know your Audience:
This brings a close relation to the previous pointer on the genre. Do check if your audience is more of a senior ones, or are they mostly around your age group? These are some of the factors you need to consider while choosing your live band, as you have to ensure the majority of your audience is well entertained.
6. Who is managing your wedding live band:
The company managing it plays an important role too. There are many things to worry about at your wedding, and the last thing you would want to experience is a no-show by the musicians. Do check out the company's profile, how long the company has been in operation, and most importantly, check out their reviews and testimonials. These are some of the important factors to take note of!
In conclusion, having live music for your wedding will definitely bring much joy to your guests, as compared to playing music from your Spotify playlists.
Good luck with your wedding preparation!
Alvin Khoo is a musician who manages his events company supplying Wedding Live Band at Musical Touch. He writes on an ad hoc basis on topics and live band for Corporate Events.