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Music and Entertainment
Wedding Bands: 10 Things You need to know !!!
Bands, in general, are a dime a dozen. But, high quality, professional and experienced (not to mention, lively and fun) Wedding Bands, with great reputations, are a little harder to find. You have come to the right place....so look no further! Some very highly respected Duos, Trios and Bands are right here on the Bride Online website in the Wedding Music section. So, if you want to hire Top Quality Live Entertainment, please take a moment to check out the talented Wedding Bands.
Brides and Grooms in Australia spend between $10,000 and $49,000 on their entire wedding, according to statistics. It is wise for couples to allocate around 10% of their budget on entertainment. There isn’t much point in paying thousands of dollars for a photographer and videographer at your reception, if there are no people on the dance floor! Professional and talented Wedding Entertainers will ensure that there are!
When budgeting for your wedding, Live Entertainment may not be your ‘least’ expensive item. But it is definitely something that you will not regret afterwards when you realise that the Cost of a Wedding Band was well worth the money, and a big part of the reason that you, and your guests, had the best night of your life! …..Apart from actually getting married, of course! ;-)
7 Things to consider when booking a Wedding Band
Does the band have both Female and Male Lead Vocalists?
(Do you really want a girl singing Michael Bublé or a guy singing Beyonce?!)
Ensure that the band plays the type of music that will suit your wedding.
(Would you like a classy / elegant / casual / relaxed / or party atmosphere?)
The band should provide a variety of styles of music.
(Wedding bands really do need to be able to cover Top 40, Retro, and many other styles of music, to be able to please a variety of age-groups)
Find out when the band was established, and do they specialise in weddings?
(It’s probably not a great idea to have a band that has only been playing in pubs, or only formed six months ago to be your wedding entertainment!)
Make sure that the band will “fit” into the space provided by the venue
(Many venues only have a stage that will fit a Duo, Trio or Four Piece Band, which are all perfect for weddings of up to around 300 guests). Some venues can accommodate a much larger band.
It is very important to be able to read Reviews from previous Brides and Grooms about the band. Glowing testimonials are a good indication of a quality act!
(You can find these on the band’s website. Generally, the Testimonial, a photo of the couple, the date of the wedding, and the venue will be proof enough the review is real!
The band should provide a quality P.A. System, Lighting, a Cordless Microphone and Break Music.
Please don’t be fooled into thinking that these are additional costs. They should be included in the fee for a standard sized wedding. (Please note, that for a ‘very’ large function, the band may be required to hire extra sound equipment or lights, which will understandably cost a bit extra.
Top Three Tips for your Wedding Entertainment
Tip Number 1
Please don’t risk the success of your wedding celebrations by just playing your own cds or ipod music. An ipod cannot judge whether the guests are enjoying the music, and change the song selection at a whim! An ipod cannot motivate people to get off their seats and onto the dance floor! An ipod cannot create an ‘atmosphere’! But, a great Wedding Band will!
Tip Number 2
When booking band, please make sure that who you see, and more importantly, who you hear on the band’s website, is who you will get at your wedding!
Tip Number 3
Book your Wedding Entertainment early! At least 6 to 12 months before your wedding is preferable.