Your wedding entertainment will be remembered. It is important to consider your theme and the overall atmosphere to find the perfect fit for the memories you want to create. These tips should help you on your journey to finding your wedding entertainment.
Things to Consider
Before booking a band, there are a few things to consider, such as the size of the venue. Not every venue can accommodate a drummer, bass, lead, backup, rhythm and all the other sections of your ensemble. Some areas have sound restrictions to consider. Musicians might have their own requirements to consider. When you are interviewing talent, ask about their requirements and needs. It is a good idea to create a checklist to make sure your talent is a good fit for your wedding and the venue. There is more to consider about wedding entertainment than fitting into the space and not violating any noise ordinances.
Interview Your Wedding Entertainment
Always interview your wedding entertainment. Booking entertainment without interviewing them is like buying a car without a test drive. Booking agents have a job to book talent, but your wedding day deserves the time spent on an interview with the actual talent. Do not settle for an audition. Make sure you have an opportunity to view them live, even if it is with a collection of videos. A band can be exceptionally talented musically, but lack stage presence. The best fit for your wedding will have experience, talent and stage presence. It is important that your band will be able to create an interactive experience where guests will dance and enjoy the moment. This requires interaction between the talent and guests to motivate and entertain beyond the music. Do not just interview one band. Explore talent to make sure you find the right fit.
Put it in Writing
Contracts take time and no one likes them until they need them. It is important to take the time to review your contracts and make sure that specific information is included. Your contract should include all the details, such as the time and location of the performance, the number of musicians, who is providing sound and lighting equipment, time of setup, dress code, audience size, the deposit, refund policy, payment schedule, a list of the requested songs, timeline, a substitute performers information, and the right to communicate directly with the bandleader. If there are additional agreements, make sure they are always written into the contract.
Choosing the Right MC
The Master of Ceremonies, commonly known as an MC, is essential to the wedding celebration. They will make introductions and make sure the celebration follows a timeline. This role is not to be confused with a day of event coordinator. This is your official announcer that creates a transition between music and important events. They will grab the attention of guests and interact with the party over a microphone. If you hire a DJ for wedding entertainment, they will likely have an MC. If you are considering a live band, you might need to hire an MC. Just as with a band, make sure they have experience, stage presence and fit your style.
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