Top 5 Tips for Choosing the Best Wedding Bands London has to Offer
After choosing the venue and the food, one of the most important parts of organising a wedding reception is deciding what type of music should be played. The atmosphere created by live music at a wedding reception is very special, and can form part of a memorable and happy day for the couple and guests alike. A problem can arise, however, if there is too much choice of wedding bands London in particular offers a prolific choice, and it can be difficult for a bride and groom to decide on that one special band for them.
So how do you choose just one band from the huge choice of great wedding bands London boasts? Here are 5 top tips:
1. Decide what style of music you want at your wedding reception
Whether it is jazz, soul, pop, or a mixture of the three, the first decision to be made is what type of music you would like. This will narrow down the list of live wedding bands and make the final choice a little easier.
2. Think about whether you want a professional/semi-professional/amateur wedding band
This decision will be guided by your style of wedding so the choice may already be obvious, but it will also affect the price you pay. There is a huge choice of professional, semi-professional and amateur wedding bands London brides can choose from, so it is just a matter of narrowing down your selection a little.
3. Try to see the band play live
Although they might provide music demos, nothing beats seeing the band play live as it will confirm in your mind that they are capable of creating the atmosphere you want for your wedding reception.
4. Develop a shortlist of what you consider to be the best wedding bands London offers
Each time you see a band play or hear their demo, if you like them write down their details and add a few comments as to why they caught your attention. This will be a helpful reminder of what it was that appealed to you about them in particular.
5. Make sure quotes include everything the band needs to play at the reception venue
This might include lighting, PA system, whether the band accepts requests, or if they will play a ‘first dance.’ It might also be worth checking that your venue can cater for all requirements as the cost could increase if the band has to provide extra equipment themselves.
The best advice when choosing a live wedding band is to give yourself plenty of time to find the right band for you. It is your special day, and with so many live wedding bands London brides can choose from, you do not want to be panicked into making the wrong decision.