If you are looking for your lost wedding ring, unfortunately, we cannot help you! However, if you are looking for your wedding music band, the professionals have weighed in with their expert advice below. Keep reading to help find the right wedding DJ or music band for your big day. You have already made the biggest decision of all – choosing to spend your life with someone. Choosing a wedding band should be a piece of cake after that.
- First, thing about weddings you have attended where you have really enjoyed the music. Consider the ceremony and the reception, and whether the music was live or a DJ or a combination of both. Was there a lot of dancing that made it more fun? Did certain DJs play too many slow romantic songs that did not encourage a good dance vibe? Start with your own most enjoyable wedding experience in terms of music, and think about how it applies to you and what you want your guests to experience.
- You can either reach out to those couples whose weddings you have attended where you have really loved the music, or you can simply ask around to friends and family in general. Odds are someone has loved a wedding music band they can refer on, or another colleague has planned a corporate party where they hired a great DJ. Examples abound, and you should take advantage of a good recommendation and add them to the list of possible vendors for your own big day.
- Think about whether you want live music or a DJ, or how much control you want over your own playlist. Have you always dreamed of a string quartet while you walk down the aisle? That can get expensive quickly, but it might be your most favorite thing about the wedding. The parties that are always the most fun are the ones with the best music and dancing, and if you like that kind of celebration, you might have to weigh certain decisions and trade off on other items.
- Call around to the various vendors once you have gotten several names. Get quotes and check availability, and then set up some times to visit other events where some of them might be playing live music or are the DJ for a given event. If any of them are vendors you have never actually experienced yourself, this is a critical part of finding the right music for your wedding. Sitting down with the ones you like the best is also an important aspect. You want to make sure they understand what you are looking for, have the right music available, and are either flexible to accommodate what you want or able to rock your wedding without much guidance or instruction from you. It totally depends on the type of bride you are and how much you care about the music. Giving them list of play and do not play might be sufficient for you.