Whether you’re going for bells and whistles, or a more subtle celebration, it’s likely that hiring a wedding band ranks near the top of your to-do list when planning the big day. The mood of your guests, the atmosphere of the venue, and of course, your first dance, all depend on the music.
But you can’t just book any old wedding band for hire and keep your fingers crossed. It takes planning and preparation. Here at Twisted Entertainment, we know a thing or two about providing the ideal soundtrack to your day. That’s why we’re sharing our guide to hiring a wedding band, so you can avoid a musical mishap.
Top tips when hiring a wedding band
Wedding band hire is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a headache – it can even be fun. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our top tips to help you find a band that strikes the right chord.
- Think about your day
It’s easy to get sidetracked from the main event during planning. But choosing to hire a wedding band for your ceremony could be a masterstroke. Subtle, clever placements of music throughout the day can add that magic touch to special moments. While a soundtrack for the photography frenzy at the drinks reception will keep your guests entertained all afternoon.
When it’s time for the evening celebrations, music is responsible for the lasting impressions that you and your guests take home. Overall, the best wedding bands provide seamless transitions throughout the day – spanning from the welcome drinks right through to last orders.
- Use a trusted agent
Naturally, you’ll want the band to deliver. So as well as sounding great they’ll need to be cooperative, professional and friendly to be around. The best way to ensure this is by booking through a trusted agent.
Do your research. Find an agent you like and confirm they’re right for you by checking for a clear testimonials page on their website. Unsurprisingly, newlyweds make for extremely reliable critics. If your agent doesn’t show off their happy customers loud and proud then alarm bells should be ringing.
- Be clear on your budget
Before you make the move to hire a band for your wedding, make sure you have a clear budget in mind for when you make your initial enquiry. It’s understandable that you want to secure the perfect act, but the rest of your experience could suffer if you get carried away. Informing the agent of how much you’d like to spend will help them tailor options to meet your needs.
- Book in advance
Usually, the hassle of getting knocked back by fully booked bands is limited to the likes of event promoters and festival organisers – that is until you come to plan a wedding. Some acts get snapped up two years in advance, so the sooner you make a move, the better.
If you’re lucky enough to find the perfect band at short notice, you’ll likely pay a lot more than if you booked in advance. So get ahead of the game. Start saving money now then you can cross music off your list of last-minute troubles before the big day.
How much to hire a band for a wedding?
The cost of a wedding band for hire comes down to much more than how good they sound. Number of members, the geographical location of the band (and your event), and how long they’ll be playing are all factored into the overall price. And that’s not forgetting any rider requirements.
For a clearer picture of what to expect, reach out to Twisted Entertainment today to receive a no-obligation quote.
Why choose Twisted Entertainment for your wedding band hire?
When it comes to wedding bands, not only does Twisted Entertainment manage a varied roster of talented artists to suit your taste. We also provide a bespoke service tailored to you, so we can make your big day (and night) extra special.
Our experience with wedding band hire means we understand that it’s often the smallest details that make the biggest difference. From flexibility and communication before and during the wedding, to logistical planning behind the scenes. All that remains is to let the music do the talking.
To learn more about how Twisted Entertainment can take the stress out of hiring a wedding band, visit us here.