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Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life and can cause stress if you’re unsure of which Wedding Band to hire.
There are so many things to think about when planning your big day after you’ve answered “Yes” to the question “Will you marry me?”. Your Live Wedding Band is just one of the many details you will ponder while organizing your event. Live music can really make your event exciting and set a memorable tone.
Location, Location, Location!
Where would you like live wedding music to be featured on your wedding day? Are you looking to have live musicians throughout your entire event …
Style of Live Music at Your Wedding
Once you have decided on live music, now it’s time to start thinking about the genres of music and style that will set the mood of your wedding. In the case of The Replicas Music Variety Band, they can cover most every genre, from your dinner hour through the partying hours, from The Rat Pack / Frank Sinatra era to todays Top 40. Or you can ask that the live wedding band to focus on just the 60s-80’s if that’s the vibe you are looking for. You may be having a themed wedding and need music to be part of your design.
Who invited Johnny Law to my wedding?
Another detail to think about is “Is there a noise ordinance law”? If you want live music to be going on in an outdoor venue, find out what time the band needs to stop playing! Now, let’s shop for your band!
How to find your perfect wedding band for your event?
Word Of Mouth!
Good old fashioned word of mouth is always the best way. If your friends used a band at their wedding that did an amazing job, perhaps you may want to consider them.
Your wedding planner may have a few suggestions. Your most reliable source is someone who has experienced the live wedding band themselves.
Another way to find Wedding Live Bands is Google / Bing / Yahoo search engines, but beware! If you search ” Wedding Bands” you may just wind up with a jewelry website that wants to sell you wedding rings. Sometimes the bands that show up on the first page of Google may not be the ‘the best’. Sometimes they are. We aren’t saying that they aren’t. We are just saying that you should do your homework (see below to get the full picture). What you want is an awesome band that reherses the songs that you want and are a tight knit, rocking band! Your search online will more than likely lead you to entertainment agencies who represent dozens of bands for corporate, social and wedding events. This option is like a one-stop-shop where you can see many videos, bios, photos of several bands. Remember the music must come first!
You’ve seen the videos of many bands, but are they are as good as they appear?
Musicians or “Track Artists”
A tight rhythm section that does not rely on ‘tracks’ is something you should look for. Ask the band:
Does this band play together often or are they a piecemeal group of individuals who show up with charts, shake hands and say ‘nice to meet you cats, let’s play this wedding’.
Professional Band or Guns For Hire?
You want musicians who know each other, rehearse with one another, play together regularly, and have a camaraderie on stage. This leads to a fun vibe that will translate to your guests, guaranteed! Take stock in this!
Trust But Verify Your Wedding Band Choice!
Read their reviews and ask for references. Their past clients will tell you the truth for sure.
Time To Pull The Trigger On A Wedding Band!
Now it’s time to hire the band after you read over the proposal/contract. Here is where all the terms, rider and details are spelled out for you, the planner, and the band: Pricing and What it includes (size of band, sound engineer, sound equipment), Certificate of Insurance, Custom Song List, 3 songs learned, Performance Time, Stage Size required, Lighting Requirements, Meals Required, Dress Code, The Venue Address, etc.
Once this is all in writing, and the contract is signed, you can cross this off your list and know that your music is taken care of.
Do you still have questions about how to hire a live entertainment live Wedding Band? There’s only one thing left to do… Contact the Replicas Music with you questions! We are the hardest working Live Entertainment & Wedding Band in Los Angeles. We’d like to get to know you and learn how we can make your Wedding the very best! Contact us Today!
Call us: 323.691.3883
Email: [email protected]
Here is a link to The Replicas Music Variety Band.