You would be hard pressed to find a more romantic place to get married than Daytona Beach. Surrounded by pristine beaches, gorgeous weather, and all kind of exciting attractions. We just know that your wedding day is going to be a memorable one. But in order to up the ante a bit more in terms of making your wedding memorable, you will want to hire a live wedding band for your reception. Think about it, surrounded by all of the beauty of the area and to add to that some amazing music to groove to, how could you not have an absolutely fantastic wedding. And your guests sure will appreciate it as well. The key here of course is that you choose a high quality band that knows how to play at weddings. If you make the wrong choice, you will never live it down and you will be left with a bad taste in your mouth forever. So, you will want to do everything that you can to make sure that you hire a band that will have all of your guests dancing the night away and leaving with huge smiles on their faces. To help you with your mission, we have provided you with a few questions that need to be asked of any live band that consider to play at your wedding.
Your number one consideration when looking for a live band to play at your reception is to make sure that the band's style will fit the wide range of guests that you are going to have attending. We recommend that you make sure that the band that you hire has a wide repertoire. Don't cater too much to only one musical style as you will alienate a large portion of your wedding guests. We realize that you and your fiancé probably have a certain musical style that you like best. But that doesn't mean that you should hire someone who will only play that style at your reception. Talk about how much wedding experience they have. Keep in mind that a band that is competent musically is not necessarily going to be a high quality wedding band. A quality wedding band will understand what tunes to play and when to play them. They will also serve as your Master of Ceremonies and they will know how to draw your guests into the action and the fun.
Ask any potential band that you interview what they usually dress to a wedding. This may seem like an odd question but it nevertheless important. You probably don't want your band showing up in ripped jeans and shirts will holes in them. If there is something that you would like them to wear specifically, bring it up during your interview. Are they willing to accommodate your desires? Find out when they can get to your venue to setup. You want to make sure that they are ready to go before your guests arrive. It is very disruptive to have your guests trying to enjoy dinner or listen to speeches while your band drags in equipment and makes all kind of noise. A related issue is to find out how much they will be bringing in the way of equipment. You may want to check with your venue ahead of time and find out if there is room for what they are bringing and what area would be best to setup.
Will they play requests from your guests? Will they learn a song that is special to you and your fiance? One thing that we highly recommend is that you try and hear any band you are considering live if you can. If that is just not possible, ask to see a video of a wedding performance. You be the judge if you like how they sound and how they work with the crowd. In addition, don't forget to talk to them about being the emcee of your reception activities. Do they have experience being an emcee? Remember, take this search very seriously and make sure that you ask all of these questions. It could be the difference between have a reception to remember and one that you wish you could forget.