Hiring a Wedding Live Band

The wedding live band is as important as the wedding cake, wedding dress, wedding caterer and wedding venue. And like all of those, it is also one of the primary details that will surely be remembered by your guests. Was the wedding live music great? Did it send everyone to the dance floor? Or did the band showed up late and blasted off uncensored bad song lyrics? Before you go running away because of total embarrassment, here are 3 important points you should keep in mind to ensure 5-star musical entertainment for your guests in your most precious day.

The Price Tag

Cutting costs for wedding live music can be your biggest wedding planning mistake. Always remember that a professional service comes in a professional price. A band which rates $500 will never be as good as the one which prices $2500. Although you can hire a Singapore wedding live band that costs anything from $300 to $3000, the typical amount a couple devotes on a live band is approximately $1500-$2500. It is considerable to spend as much on wedding entertainment as you would on any other wedding details. Your wedding reception music will be the most important thing to keep the party going and to hold your guests from going home after the whole wedding reception ceremony.

Picking the Pros

Search through the internet for wedding live band Singapore to see lists of professional local live bands around your area. But be careful with self-proclaimed ‘bests’ in the worldwide web. Find out first how ‘best’ they are. How to know? Check their credentials. Make sure the band your eyeing is a member of a musical association. Although it’s not a guarantee of a well-established group, it does ensure you that you will be provided with professional services. A wedding live band singapore booking agency can also be a good source in searching for the right Singapore wedding live band. But don’t just simply take their word, do a little research and ask your reception venue in-charge or your wedding planner if they heard anything about the agency. Another way to check for the band’s credentials is to look for past client’s reviews. This is the most effective and common way of checking a band’s professionalism. Search online or contact a few references, and ask questions about the band’s credibility.

The Contract

All agreements and arrangements between you and your Singapore wedding live band provider should be put into writing. The contract should state all the musicians and singers, band equipment and sound systems that will be needed on the actual performance day. It should also state the cost, the time of the performance, and number of playing hours agreed so that everything goes the way you planned it to be and that there are no unpleasant surprises which could ruin the event. The contract will help cover your bases if something goes wrong. Some other things included in the contract:

  • Name of the band
  • Number of breaks and duration of each break
  • Terms of payment
  • How (by cash or by check) and when will you pay
  • The extra services
  • The cancellation clause