Entertainment Tips For Your Wedding Evening Celebrations
21 FEB 2012
Posted by Steve Dolder
The most obvious one is to set the date. You are no doubt planning well ahead so try to pick a date that is not going to clash with other important dates in the calendar either personal or national. Also avoid major holidays like Easter or New Year as, although your prospective guests may not be working, they may well have other plans. Nowadays it's quite easy with the aid of Google etc. to check whether your chosen date might clash with major sporting events like the Cup Final of the opening of the Olympics, if your fiance is a big rugby fan, check for major international matches.
If you are planning an evening party which most good venues want you to have and which have become a standard part of the wedding day, you'll need some entertainment. Whilst many venues have their own DJ or ones that they recommend, many are not very entertaining and there is nothing more embarrassing than a newlywed couple staring at an empty dance floor whilst most of their guests have gone off to the bar. The best way to prevent that happening is to hire a good live wedding band. They will entertain all of your guests young and old and get them dancing all night to a wide selection of music which spans the past 60 years of popular music.
When you start your search for your live wedding band you need to have some points you are going to look for. The basic ones are:
1. Are they an established band or have they just started out? If they are well established and have been around a few years, the chances are that they will be able to cope with most situations that could arise. If they are new to the business their inexperience will show up on your wedding night.
2. Does their repertoire look like the kind of music you want to hear at your wedding or does it look like they are going to play music that only they want to hear. You need a band that will get all your guests on the dance floor and keep them there.
3. How much do they charge? Most good bands won't quote a set price on their website, because it will depend on several factors: date and venue being the main ones. Do bear in mind that playing for your wedding is usually the equivalent of a full day's work, so if you are employing professional musicians - and you should be - don't expect them to work for less than any other highly skilled worker would.
4. What will they wear? You don't really want your entertainment for your most special day to turn up in tee shirts and jeans do you?
5. Are they available for your date? This should really be the first thing to ask as; if they are not available you need discuss it no further.
However daunting this all may sound, rest assured that it is well worth the effort to find a suitable live band as it will make your evening celebrations just that, a celebration.