There is a big list of things that you need to plan in advance when you are preparing for a wedding. The entertainment that you offer at the reception will ensure that your guests have a memorable experience so you need to select a wedding band that is just right for you.
It can be quite difficult to select and hire entertainment as there is a lot of variables at play. If you are unsure of where to start looking for wedding music bands, you can first start with the venue and see what restrictions they have when it comes to live bands and which guidelines you need to follow. This will give you a starting point. But most importantly, you need to clear with the venue before you book it that they allow for live music and whether there are volume restrictions. Most venues will have voice restrictions during certain times of the day. Make sure that you take all these into account before you book a venue and a wedding band. Once you are aware of the restrictions placed by the hotel, make sure that you transfer that information to the band that you select so they come in prepared.
You can also check whether the venue uses a sound limiter and what the decibel limit is so that you can inform your band. This way they will have enough time to modify their performance and bring is the right equipment. There are many entertainment agencies that offer live music bands. Make sure that you go through a trusted agency. You can check for reviews of the band and watch past performances to make sure that they deliver top notch entertainment on the wedding day. You can speak to an entertainment agency so that you can get certain suggestions for what you are looking for. There is a large price range when it comes to the payment that should be given to the wedding band. A good rule of thumb is that the more members there are in the band, the more you will have to pay. You also need to check how far the venue is as you may need to pay for the transport of the band. Make sure you are aware of all the costs involved beforehand.
If the band is out of your budget, you can ask whether they can offer an option of reducing their line-up. You can also select a solo or duo act that may be sufficient for your event and falls within your budget. You have to think about the preferences of the attendees as well when you are choosing the band. If you need to have a full dance floor, then the band needs to perform songs that are from a variety of genres and have high energy. You can also look at promo videos of the band when you are first screening potential bands. But you need to see if there are some songs that you are adamant about having at the wedding and whether the band can perform these songs.