While DJs have sort of become the mainstream entertainment for a wedding, there is definitely something to be said about hiring a live wedding band. While DJs are good at getting people up and dancing to the old standards, like the Chicken Dance or Electric Slide, a live wedding band can electrify the room with excitement. Many people love the experience of seeing a live performance, and this can help keep your guests moving and having fun.
There are a lot of things to consider when looking for the best wedding band for your wedding. Your wedding is a special event, and you want to make sure the sounds match the sights. The most important step in hiring a live wedding band is to make sure you get a band who plays the style you want at your wedding. If you and your partner do not have the exact same taste in music, try to get a live wedding band who can play multiple genres. Also consider if the band takes requests, or if they have a playlist of songs that they know. If you want them to play your special song, then make sure they can learn it for you.
You also want to make sure that you go to a couple of gigs by the wedding music bands you are thinking about hiring, so you can see them perform in a high pressure environment. Check out how they dress onstage, look at how they interact with the crowd. You also want to make sure that you watch a taped performance of the band playing wedding music live. You do not want a band that interferes with the reception to see how they perform there. No one wants to think that they are hiring a classy, professional live wedding band and end up with people who can barely play.
Finally, make sure your live wedding band will fit in the venue. No one wants to hire the Polyphonic Spree only to find out that they only have enough room for Simon and Garfunkle. Bigger live wedding bands require more room, and that eats up your dance floor space. If you keep these things in mind, it will be easy to find the right live wedding band for your special day.