This sounds so obvious, picking the right kind of music, but you need to talk it over, consider friends and family, and aim to book entertainment that will make it truly memorable for everyone concerned. Of course it’s your day, and the bride and groom should be in the spotlight, but you know from events that you have attended happy guests make for a successful party. You want your closest friends singing and dancing alongside you, aunties and uncles joining in the fun, and distant relatives talking about the wedding reception for years to come. And who doesn’t like posting photos of everyone enjoying themselves on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the many other social media streams.
So the perfect starting point is deciding what style of band you think will best suit your post-ceremony event. You’re getting married, so you enjoy similar things. You have plenty in common and you have probably been to shows and concerts together. Hopefully that includes music, and sharing the love of the same genre. But it’s not that easy. Heavy metal might be your thing, but unless you’re only inviting fellow rockers then you don’t want your guests demanding ear plugs. Similarly, a 90s pop covers band won’t quite do it when your circle of friends grew up to the sound of punk.
So you either consider a style that has wide appeal, like soul bands who perform catchy sing-a-long sounds that also get people dancing, or rock, maybe a bit of jazz, or a quality covers band that can adapt to any situation. Let’s face it, the whole wedding band scene is an art in itself. It’s a tradition, just like the speeches, tipsy uncles and cute bridesmaids. There’s so much to consider. The last thing you need is a group of musicians that look great on paper but fall flat at the function. You need recommendations, star ratings, information, good quality video and audio coverage, plus a team of professionals who will back you from initial enquiry through to the performance itself. That’s us, by the way!