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How To Pick a Wedding Band in Singapore

You are thinking about music as a wedding theme? Music can be a great way for your wedding to kick off the festivities and keep them going. Live musicians are able to excite a crowd in a way that no speaker or ipod can. This is something you should do if you have the budget.
Here are some great ideas for booking and finding wedding entertainment.

1. You should think about what type of music and band you would like to have on your special day. Is it a more relaxed, intimate setting or a party atmosphere? What kind of music do you prefer? Jazz, classical, pop, rock, instrumental, etc. There are many musicians available for weddings and functions. You should be able find the right one.

2. Music can be played at the ceremony, for dinner, or as a part of an evening celebration. It is possible to want all of them, but that will impact the cost. Consider whether your chosen band can handle all situations. Or, if you require different entertainment at different times.

3. Find out what is available and get multiple quotes. The best bands are often busy, especially on weekends during the summer, so you might not get your first choice. It is important to plan ahead. Get positive feedback from previous clients. It’s not cheap to have quality music, but it can make an event even more memorable.

4. You might be able to catch your favourite band performing live before you book. This will let you verify that they aren’t just good on Youtube or in studio recordings. It will be much easier if the band lives near you. You should check the travel costs for your wedding as well as any additional fees for late finishes or waiting time.

5. Ask for a complete set list to ensure the wedding live band has a variety of music that will appeal to all ages, children and seniors. Of course, you have to like them, so choose the band and the music that you enjoy. Ask if you can have your song/first dance arranged especially for you. If so, it is usually included in the price

6. You should verify that the band holds the required certificates, such as PLI (Public Liability Insurance), PAT (Portable Appliance Test). Some venues may require these. It is important to ensure that the date is secured with a deposit. Also, that you receive a contract detailing the services you requested.

7. Usually, you can contact the venue (or perhaps their wedding planner) and they can get in touch with you to coordinate all technical details like parking, loading doors or space requirements. They can also work with you to ensure that there are no restrictions like noise limiters. You might also be asked these questions by a band.

8. You should keep in touch from the time you book to the day. Things can change (just like the UK weather, if you were to perform outdoors). Flexibility is key, so everyone must be flexible. The band might be able to use their microphone/PA for speeches, cake cutting or other events. Please let them know.

9. The most common live performance quotes will cover two sets of 45/50-minute sets spread over a two-hour period or three sets with shorter intervals. The above may not be enough to cover the entire evening. You may need a DJ to play in the gaps and complete the night. Some bands also offer DJ services or allow you to play your own music. Make sure to check for additional fees and whether lighting is available that allows you to dance in these situations.

10. Give feedback to the band following the wedding. This feedback is valuable for their improvement and growth, but it’s also a great marketing tool. Remember that you may have relied upon others’ advice to reach your decision. So help the happy couples who are following you