3 Things to Consider
Word to the wise: do not hire your fiancé’s little brother’s garage band as your wedding band (unless they are good!). You should be picking all your wedding music just as carefully as you will pick a song for your first dance or for when you are walking down the aisle. We’ve got some tips to help you choose.
Whether it’s a string quartet at your outdoor ceremony or a DJ at your reception, discuss your venue with your musicians. They will know about any noise restrictions that will apply and the how to take advantage of the acoustics.
Prepare a playlist AND a do not play list, so your music provider knows which songs are ok, and which songs are so not ok–No matter how much Grandma tries to threaten him with repeated requests of the “Funky Chicken”.
3 Questions to Ask:
Does your equipment allow you to mix music so there isn’t a break between songs?
Nothing sounds scarier than getting a par ty into full swing and then hearing dead silence for more than twenty seconds straight. Ensure your DJ has his whole playlist ready to keep the party going.
What is your policy for overtime?
Find out if your music provider has an overtime rate and how it works. Should you decide that you don’t want your wedding to end just yet, you’ll know ahead of time how much it will cost to have your band stay longer.
What type of equipment do you include in your fee?
Most music providers own all the equipment they need, but some may charge you for the use of them in addition to their musical talents. If so, your venue may be able to provide them with the sound equipment they need free of charge.
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