Booking the right band for your upcoming Charleston wedding reception can be stressful… especially if you are planning your event from out of town.
There are a good number of Charleston wedding bands to choose from as you may have already encountered. In order to help you distinguish a professional group worthy of playing your special event from rest of the pack, we have put together a short list of tips to help you book the right band for your Charleston wedding reception.
1) Dance Music
Your reception is a celebration party…so you, your fiance(e), your family, and your friends are all going to want to dance. Make sure that your wedding reception dance songs are mostly upbeat and get the crowd on their feet.
Parties are fun. Make sure your band knows how to smile, have fun and entertain the crowd.
3) Cater to the Taste of Your Guests
Your guests will have a wide range of musical tastes. Make sure your group is capable and flexible to keep everyone happy during your reception.
4) Clear About Services and Rates
Agreements between you and the band are important when it comes to knowing the services they will provide for the rate they are charging. Make sure the band you hire is above board and crystal clear with their contracts and event riders.
5) Responsive and Accessible During Planning
Time is precious…especially when you are coordinating a special event like your reception. Look for a group that responds promptly to your emails and phone calls during the entire planning process.
6) Special Request Songs
A pro wedding band will have no problem learning a few new songs for your special event. Make sure the group you hire is willing to add some new music to their song list just for you… especially if it is one of your first dance songs.
7) Custom Play List
Custom wedding reception music does not have to end with the special requests. Make sure the band you hire is also willing to play all your favorite songs during their breaks without you having to provide a mixed CD or your personal iPod.
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