The musicians chosen by the happy couple for their wedding day will basically be the soundtrack to the festivities and their special love story, so it's crucial to make sure they are the best fit before securing them for the big day.
That being said, there are many things to consider:
First things first, it's important to think about what value means. Most brides and grooms want high quality, of course. However, this does not mean they have to bust their budget. Take into account quality and cost and keep in mind that as long as it's excellent music and guest will dance it will be perfect.
Truthfully, spending a bit on the entertainment is well worth it because music creates memories and musicians who truly love what they do and have plenty of experience will know how to guide the festivities so that guests are talking about the event for years after. Plus, remember that the music will be in the video! Find the right fit! If the price is a bit high, there may be ways to customize services and not give up such a great performance.
Whether searching for a full on band or string quartet, as long as the musicians have great talent and skill they will cater to the bride and groom's needs. However, keep in mind the best musicians can book up even a year in advance, so start looking early enough!
A great idea is to ask trusted friends and family to give referrals to wedding bands, and check popular websites to see reviews. The musician or band may also have a website of their own with audio clips so that a sample can be heard before checking them out in person. Always see them in person, don't rely on an audio sample. Then check their flexibility to see if they'll meet the needs of the wedding.
If they show that they have extensive knowledge in relation to the amount of guests, venue and music choices that is always a good sign.
There's no doubt that skill and talent are of the utmost importance. Other things to take into consideration are chemistry and communication to decide how well they'll perform. If they answer questions fast and show interest in the personal theme of the wedding, then they are a safe bet.
They should also treat the couple as if they are the most important and should have a passion for music in general. Be sure they accept personal requests, and other personalization. Not every wedding is the same and if they don't take the time to get to know likes and dislikes it's best to avoid them. The memories are in the details!
Music style counter the personality of the couple, as well as the bride and groom individually. Be sure the musician or band is versatile and will help tell the story, as stated above. They should set the mood be it trendy, romantic, exciting, nostalgic or whatever is in mind. They can be involved more or less, it's totally up to the couple. However, usually the band suggests great ideas and can guide the event to be even more unforgettable than imagined.
Upon giving a well-known wedding band the chance to make suggestions, the couple may be surprised at what they come up with and how much it changes the reception for the better. People want to get up and dance, and celebrate the new love that has just taken flight. What a better way to start lives together than with pristine music and performance for all to enjoy?