How to book a band for a wedding? Most people embarking on the search for wedding entertainment will never have hired a DJ or band before and will probably be wondering how to book a band for a wedding. Today’s blog is a list of helpful tips.
Booking a band with a well established wedding entertainment agency like Live Music Management couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is enquire by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the date of your wedding , the location and a rough idea of what kind of band you are looking for and Live Music Management will come back to you with a list of all the acts available. If you have a budget in mind then the agent can offer acts within that budget.Alternately Live Music Management have a website which you can browse in your own time with hundreds of acts based throughout the UK.
Once you have decided upon a band Live Music Management would secure the date with an Agents Association contract and request a small deposit (the remainder of the fee is generally paid direct to the band on the wedding day.) Beware of any “agencies” that are not members of the Agents Association ( the Agents Association is a recognised body which upholds a code of good practice and issues nationally recognised contracts) and also check how your deposit is to be used . By law the deposit should be held in a client account and not touched until after the date of the function. There are a number of small agencies and stand alone acts that do not seem to comply with these rules.
The acts that Live Music Management put forward for a wedding will all have passed an audition process and will be well reviewed and vetted. They will meet with the requirements of wedding venues in having public liability insurance and PAT certificates for electric equipment.
When looking into how to book a band for a wedding you might be considering the style of act required. For the majority of weddings it is useful to book a versatile band with a wide ranging set list as the age range of guests often means an act has to appeal to teenagers and pensioners as well , Bride and Grooms family as well as friends. There are some fantastically good bands available who can do exactly this.
We hope that this blog has been a helpful guide as to how to book a band for a wedding. If we can help in anyway please drop us an email to email@example.com or call 08454 900515