Just like having a DJ, a live band enhances your party and brings on some excitement. Some people think that a band is very expensive, but it does not have to be that expensive. To get the best prices, search around and compare prices of different bands. As you make arrangements of foods and drinks of the reception, make sure to include the band members. If it is your first time hiring a live band, read on for tips on how to hire the best.
Weigh Your Options
Depending on the event you have, you might have an idea of the best band around. You might have met them at a friend’s party or heard people talk about them online. If this is not the case for you, seek help from the people around you. Out of all your friends and family, you cannot lack ideas of the best bands in your area.
If that does not work for you, search online. Here you will get as many suggestions as you would wish. The good thing with online searching is that you will get videos to watch and listen. After you love what they have, you can contact them for more details. If you do not like their work, it is very simple, mark them off your list.
Are they reliable? To get the right answer to this, ask the band for how long they have been together. Ask them if they are going to be at the venue before the guests. Do they have a reputation for keeping time and giving their all during the event? If you get complains of late coming or other concerns, kindly stay away from them. You do not want disappointments on your big day.
If the band agrees to perform on your occasion, make sure to put the agreements on paper. Every single detail should be included in the contract agreement. Details like, what time they are going to arrive, how long they will stay? The amount you will pay them and mode of payment should not be left out. Be ready with some cash because some bands ask for a deposit at the time of signing the contract.
Pay them with a payment plan that can be tracked. They can give you a receipt of payment if they have. I advise people to avoid paying them on cash because there is no way to verify that you truly made the payment. Call them up weeks before the wedding to verify if they are still going to attend.