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Hiring a Band for Your Wedding

By Weddingblog2011

A band, while more expensive than a D.J., can offer live entertainment that is unmatched. Find out what you need to know about hiring a band for your wedding and how you can make sure the night goes off without a hitch.

Planning on hiring a band for your wedding? Then there are a few things you need to know. These tips, strategies, and ideas will help ensure that you stay within your budget and have a wedding experience like no other. Failing to consider them, however, can lead to some serious hitches. Keep reading and find out what you need to know when hiring a band for your wedding!

How Much Will it Cost?

One of the biggest considerations you need to make when hiring a wedding band is cost. Obviously, the cost is going to be higher than the cost of a D.J., but knowing the cost upfront and what is included in that price can help you stay within budget and keep you from experiencing any potential misunderstandings on the day of your wedding.

After cost is discussed, make sure you get everything in writing, including the cost, when the band will play, how long they will play, and whether or not the band will play M.C. for the night. Also find out the cost of overtime and how much deposits are, if applicable. If at all possible, send a check out to the band a few days before your wedding so that you don’t have to think about the cost, tips, or any potential extra costs.

Do They Know Your Song?

Too many couples forget this very important detail, so make sure you put it on your list of questions to ask when hiring a band for your wedding. You should also find out what other kind of music they can play and what they can’t. One other tip: Consider having one person work as the go-between for song requests. This will prevent any bombarding or confusion for your band.

What Will the Band Wear?

For some couples, the band’s attire isn’t a big deal. Formal casual or even casual may be acceptable. But for couples who are planning a black tie wedding, it is worth discussing the wedding wardrobe and attire when hiring a band for your wedding.


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