Choosing the right wedding band
Organising your wedding can be one of the most stressful things to tackle. You want everything to be perfect and create a day you and your partner will never forget. Picking the right wedding bands is a big decision. You want live bands that all your guests will enjoy and will create the right atmosphere on your special day. Live bands are a perfect choice for weddings as they give you the freedom to set the music tempo for your whole wedding. Most couples choose live bands for the evening reception, whilst other pick wedding bands for the whole day, including the wedding ceremony itself. Wedding bands are experienced in performing a variety of music styles from slow romantic songs for the first dance and beginning of the ceremony to more upbeat and faster songs later on in the day when you want to get your guests on the dance floor. Live bands give you the flexibility to do this. You can discuss what kind of music you want them to perform and at what point in the wedding. PianoFactor are a well established live band that specialise in weddings. To make choosing wedding bands less stressful before you place a booking with PianoFactor, you can arrange to go and see them perform at a live performance, experience their act for yourself and imagine what they would be like at your wedding.
The live band that you choose to entertain at your wedding can either enhance your wedding or put a damper on the festivities. It is important to choose a live band who is capable of ensuring that the guests in attendance are having a great time. A great live band is able to sense the mood of the crowd and adapt to meet their mood and
vibe in order to keep the party moving.
Make sure you have a decent budget for a band - Great entertainment doesn't come cheap. Some of the more versatile bands offer different lineups from Solo perfomances right up to 7 or 8 piece lineups - this gives you more choice for your budget. A great example of this is PianoFactor - I have seen their solo show and the Dueling piano show and they both blow away the audiences with their incredible entertainment and music.
The most important tip for choosing a live band is to make sure that you have the opportunity to see them perform before you commit to their services. Most live bands that perform at weddings gain popularity through their performances at other weddings. If you cannot get to see them perform then make sure they have a video on the website to view. Don't be fooled by high quality and super produced videos, these normally hide the fact that the band are not up to scratch. Look for charisma and entertainment value - It's all very well to have an extremely polished band who never play a note wrong but I don't know any wedding where the guests treat the music like a well produced concert and sitback and politely listen and clap - most people wanna get up, dance and have fun!
Make sure when you speak to the band that you like their attitude - Many bands can be "Diva-like" and pretentious - feel certain that they are down to earth and will make you and your guests feel comfortable
Finally - ask the band for references from previous clients - If they are eager to give you these then you can be assured they are proud and confident with their past performances.