Find Your Nashville Wedding Band
One of the most crucial aspects of planning a wedding is considering the entertainment you will want to book for the reception. There is nothing like a bad performance to keep your guests disinterested and disengaged in your wedding ceremony, no bride or groom wants to see their guests checking the clock, waiting for the last dance so they can sneak out, and forget about that experience. If you do your due diligence, you will not have to worry about any of that. Generally, couples will choose between a professional live band or the trusty disc-jockey to provide the music entertainment for the night. Both options have their share of strengths and weaknesses, but both options are more than capable of providing you with a great reception experience. While disc-jockeys are great because of their limitless digital music archive and their relatively cheaper costs, they are simply not able to produce the same atmosphere of a professional wedding band. If you are looking for that specific atmosphere, you should hire a professional wedding band. The great thing is, Nashville is one of the best places in the world to find a great professional wedding band. Here are some tips below to help you on your way to the right fit.
We always recommend commencing your search by soliciting recommendations from your friends, family, and colleagues. More specifically, be sure to inquire to anyone you know who has been married recently, or involved in a wedding to some extent. It is also advisable to ask your venue coordinator for their recommendations as they may provide you with a list of preferred or even exclusive vendors. It is also wise to consult online wedding directories as these websites are extremely good sources of information on wedding vendors, including details on how much they cost, what kind of reviews they're getting, other couple's testimonials, photos, videos, and anything you can get your hands on! You really ought to focus on bands that are professional and have experience in weddings mainly. Call up the candidates that interest you, and book appointments with the ones that are available on the date of your wedding. You may deal with a booking agent at first, but after this you will only want to correspond with the band leader. It is important to become personally connected to the bandleader as you will need to trust them implicitly because they will be handling the emcee duties at your wedding, unless you hire someone else.
You will want to ask the candidates plenty of questions. First question is why they became a professional wedding band? They should be dedicated to providing amazing wedding entertainment experiences. How many years of experience do they have, how many weddings do they perform at on average a year? You should inquire about their equipment; the condition and their knowledge of it. The band should be able to adapt their equipment to any technical issues that arise on location. You will also want to ask about their emergency plans, and if they have a back up band or member in case of the unforeseeable happening. The last thing you will want to cover before the end of each interview is the cost of the band's services, and their demands such as breaks and separate rooms for eating. Ask for a sample invoice so you can later compare candidates side-by-side so you can determine who is going to provide you the most waltz for your wallet.
If you feel you have come to the right band for the occasion, then sign a contract outlining all the details of service with the band, and place a deposit. If you did your due diligence, on the night of your wedding, you will be moving and grooving to the great music your wedding band produces.