So you’ve decided you like to go with live entertainment for your wedding reception or ceremony… How do you choose the best professionals for you? Follow these simple steps to a successful entertainment selection.
Pay attention to the venue.
When selecting music for your ceremony or reception make sure your music is not too loud or too soft for the space you’re trying to fill. For example, if your ceremony is in the largest cathedral in the city, you need to make sure you have several trust instrument and that they are properly amped with a sound system. Likewise, if you have a smaller banquet room for your reception, a full band with a major sound system may need to be monitored to make sure your gas can enjoy the evening’s conversations
Make sure your hired entertainment is represented by an agent.
Represented artists come with several guarantees. Agencies will provide you with an entertainment contract ensuring that the musicians you have hired will show up for your event. You’ll also have access to many artists in your chosen genre – agencies provide a one stop shop. In one planning session with an entertainment agency you can select strings for your ceremony as well as a great Motown band for your reception.
Do your best to see your musicians live before the big day.
Experienced wedding musicians will have several recordings available for you to sample, but seeing a band or musician live helps you to understand exactly what you’re paying for. Some bands offer several different options – like you might be able to hire a full band for one price or a trio or solo artist from the same group for another price.
By following these simple steps, choosing live entertainment for your wedding will be a breeze. Pay attention to your venue, use an agency, and make sure you check out the group live. Most of all, make sure you choose the entertainment that will mean the most to you when you look back on your wedding memories. Enjoy!