There is no doubt that the most popular form of entertainment at a wedding is a live band. It can transform the day into something that all the guests will remember for a long time in the future and can be a way of really getting the party afterwards in full swing. But how do you ensure the band you book is reliable, professional and talented at the same time?
Personal recommendation sometimes works, but what if your tastes are different from the person recommending. They may have been perfectly happy with their band but how do you know you will be? What appeals to one may not appeal to another.
You could always search online for suitable bands in your area, but whilst it may be possible to listen to a sample of their music, are they reliable? Will they turn up at the correct time? Can they be relied upon to play the type of music you want? On a big occasion such as a wedding it is a bit of a gamble.
A far more reliable way of making a booking would be to use the services of a music agency such as the soon to launch Band Hire. They will have many different bands, solo acts or tribute bands for you to consider and the beauty of it is, they will have been thoroughly checked out first so you can relax and enjoy your big day.
So, once you’ve decided to use an agency, what type of band do you go for? The agency will have a chat with you to establish what kind of music you are thinking of. They’ll then be able to recommend acts that fit your preferences so you’ll end up with the most suitable on the day. Of course, given the age range at the average wedding it won’t be possible to please all the guests, however most people are happy to get into the spirit of things and just enjoy the celebration.