When it comes to the entertainment for your wedding, you have a lot of options to choose from. There’s magicians, DJ’s, bands, and singers alike – but you have to choose the best one that will suit your wedding the most. And this is exactly what this article will help you to do.
When picking the entertainment for your wedding, research is key. Any help you can get from relatives and friends will help immensely with this process. If you’ve got a friend or relative who recently married and had a band or DJ at their wedding, then ask them for their advice as to who should be the entertainment for your wedding.
Here are more great tips when it comes to choosing the entertainment for your wedding:
– Go Online
When you use the internet as apart of your research, you will find resources that you wouldn’t have otherwise seen if you did all your research alone. You can use Google to search for entertainment in your area.
For example, if you live in Chicago, you can do a search for “Chicago wedding bands” or “Chicago Wedding DJ’s” to look for live bands or DJ’s in your area.
Once you’ve found a group that you like, the next step is to look for any samples or past performances that they may have posted on their website. You may also want to look for testimonials of any kind from previous brides and grooms who have went through the process. Before you make your decision, narrow it down to 5 bands or DJ’s, and interview each one.
– Know their cost
You should always know how much you can afford to spend before you hire a band or DJ. No matter how good they are and how highly-recommended they come, never spend the entirety of your wedding budget on your entertainment.
When speaking with the band or DJ, first ask about scheduling relative to the date of your wedding, and then talk about price.
– Get as much information as possible
If you can, seek out places where you can see them live and perform. Or if this isn’t possible, ask them for demos of their performances. If a friend or relative recommended a band, ask them for their wedding tapes so that you can see how the band performed there. You should also meet them in person also to see if they will fit in with the theme of your wedding.
– Securing the band
When securing your wedding entertainment, most will bands and DJ’s will require a deposit. You should always keep a contract of your agreement on hand, along with any receipts or invoices also. This way you can be sure that your funds will be returned if they don’t show on the wedding day for any reason at all.
If you can follow these few tips when scheduling the entertainment for your wedding, then you are halfway there to planning a wonderful evening that you will never forget.
Picking the best choice lies in the planning of your event, so being prepared and doing your research is pivotal. You’ll know when you’ve made the best choice for you entertainment, so don’t stress out too much about. If the bands checks out great and fits well with the theme of your wedding, go for it. Good luck on your entertainment selection.