Most people planning a wedding don't realize this, but it's very easy to miss out on the wedding band of your choice. People really take their wedding music seriously. The most popular bands can get booked up even two years in advance. About the first thing that should cross your mind as soon as you get engaged is what do you do about the wedding music.
Now you need to think closely about the kind of celebration your wedding is going to be what kinds of music styles do you like and what does your partner like. What kind of music do you believe your guests will respond to the best?
Some people like music through the entire event, sometimes in the background, and sometimes to the foreground. They want wedding music playing all the time, carrying the whole event through. Others only want the music to come on when it's time for people to shake a leg onf the dance floor. Some people want both.
However it is that you envision your wedding music, you need to act quickly. To start with, you could probably ask you a wedding planner or a sales manager at the venue that you plan to book. You could also ask any other wedding professional a caterer even. All of these people are quite familiar usually with the whole wedding business and they know enough people. You could also check out user reviews and recommendations for the styles that you like.
Now whatever bands get on your list, you can probably check out theirpromotional CDs or brochures or the videos on their website. Of course, nothing can give you an idea for well they perform, as can actual attendance at one of their performances. This will depend on how willing they are to arrange such a thing, and how willing the people at the other wedding are.
A lot of people are very surprised when they book a wedding music band, and then different people show up at the event. It's known to happen all the time, with every kind wedding service. If you're booking with a business that provides wedding music, they can send anyone. If you don't want this, you have to ask to sign a contract, and the contract should contain some kind of guarantee of who exactly will do your wedding.
There are other things you should make sure gets on the contract. How about overtime for instance. If the party goes over what you planned by a little bit, you don't want them packing up and leaving at a moment's notice. Work out how much music they will provide, how they take breaks, whether the the music is supposed to continuous, and so on.