Tips on Hiring Professional Musicians for the Big Day

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in Managing Wedding, Wedding tips |

Music is inevitable and very important part of every party, wedding ceremony is no exception. If you want your invitees to have fun and to enjoy your wedding day even more, you should choose a rocking band or a terrific wedding DJ for the big day. Probably most of you have never hired professional musicians before, so selecting the right one might seem quite difficult for you. We will try to help you in this process by some useful tips on how to hire musical entertainment for your big day.

First of all, you have to choose whether you are going to hire a wedding DJ or a wedding band. Even though both solutions are popular for wedding receptions, they create different atmosphere. A wedding band will achieve a terrific interaction with your guests and they will make a nice visual impression on the stage. Wedding DJ can hardly convey the vibrancy and the warmth of a live band. However, wedding DJ will not lack the diversity and variety of music and you can choose any song you want. It is easy for the wedding DJs to expand their track collection, while it is quite complicated for the wedding band to learn too many new tracks.

After you have decided whether you will hire a band or a DJ, start looking for the right one. Like many other wedding planning aspects, you should start thinking about music early. It really pays to book and hire music in advance. The first of all, the perfect musicians for you will be available if you reserve their services early. The recommended timeline for hiring a wedding band or a DJ is about 6 to 9 months prior the event.

When you narrow your choices, go and see an exact wedding DJ or a band performing. This does not mean to crash a wedding, but you can just go to an event club or space and watch unobtrusively their vibe and style. Musicians usually act as the MCs of wedding receptions, so they have to be charismatic and entertaining, but polished and not annoying.