Finding a band for your upcoming wedding can be a dreadful process that you don’t want to go through. One reason is that you may not know where to look for a decent one, or perhaps you’re just not sure what kind of band you want to play on your big day. There are too many choices, and you may have a difficult time narrowing down your list. Don’t panic just yet. This guide will tell you all about the process of hiring a band in a manner that’s fairly easy to follow.
1. Decide On Your Budget
If Google is the first place you go to when you’re trying to find a wedding band, you may be surprised to see that there are countless wedding bands out there on the Internet. The list can range from something as generic as pub bands to something as fancy as corporate party bands. Sure, the results can be overwhelming, but if you know your budget, you can at least narrow the list down to some extent.
The costs may range from a few hundred to a few thousand pounds. No matter what kind of band you’re looking for, it’s always safer to do extensive research to see the common starting prices or the average prices for wedding bands as a guideline.
As you go through the list of bands and shorten it to the ones that you are curious to look into further, whether on their band websites or on their social media pages, you will want to watch one of their performance videos to decide if they’re right for you. You can then go ahead and make a shortlist of your favourites to narrow down your list.
If you’re interested in a band but they have no demos available for you, you can reach out to them either via email or their social media page for a sample. Once you have a list in your hands, you can then drop them an email with the information of your wedding including the date, time, and the location to see if they’re available. After that, all you need to do is wait!
After your chosen bands have received your emails and checked their availability for your wedding date, they will then put together the estimates based on the location of your wedding. You may have to wait for at least a day to get a response from them.
Once you have heard back from a few bands that you’ve reached out to, now comes the step of decision making. There are many factors to consider when choosing a wedding band. However, it all boils down to your own taste and preference.
Every agency is different in their arrangement process, but what you can expect is to pay the deposit and sign the agreement contract to confirm the booking.
After you’re done with all the arrangements, you can finally relax knowing that everything is ready for your wedding. Trust that these bands are professionals that have done this many times over.
They will turn up to your wedding on time dressed in an appropriate attire suitable for your wedding. If you have any questions or emergency inquiries before the wedding, they are only a phone call away! Consider this a nice ice-breaker between you and your band, and get yourself ready for the big day!
If you’re looking for a wedding band to hire in Sydney, get in touch with EP Entertainment today! We’re happy to help.