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5 Well-Known Myths about Hiring a Live Wedding Band
Do you remember the band from your parent’s wedding? If so, you may have cringed slightly. Believe it or not, modern wedding bands have come a long way in the past few decades.
Truly great wedding performers can conquer all types of music, from the golden oldies to the latest pop hits. After all, personalized, inspired live music can add quite a bit of excitement to your event, and generate all types of unforgettable moments.
Unfortunately, there are still quite a few lingering myths about hiring a live wedding band, that may make you hesitant to “take the plunge.”
Here you can learn what these myths are, and why they simply aren’t true.
Myth #1: Wedding Bands are Overly Cheesy
While there are a few cheesy bands out there, there’s also others that are doing some pretty cool stuff. They key to finding the cool ones is to do your research.
Take some time to check out prior videos of the band’s performances, or even reach out to learn if they are performing at a showcase. Seeing the band in person is a great way to better understand their “vibe.”
Myth #2: Bands Don’t Offer Variety
There are some who still believe the wedding band they hire is going to play a predesigned list of songs, without the ability to cater to the couples wants and needs. For most wedding bands, this simply isn’t the case.
However, to know for sure, it’s a good idea to ask to see their entire song list. Also, find out how much input you can have regarding what is performed. The majority of reputable bands will have pretty extensive song lists and let their clients have a huge say-so in what is played at their event.
In some cases, the band may even be willing to learn new songs for your big day. Just be sure to ask about all of this well in advance.
Myth #3: Bands Can’t Make the Songs Sound Great
One of the first things you have to do is figure out the type of music you want at your wedding. The next step is to take time to find a band who has the ability to make this type of music sound amazing. This will take time and effort on your part – but it will be well worth it in the long run.
The fact is, there are quite a few wedding band options in most markets. If you take some time to research all your options, you will find one that plays the music you love and that can make it sound amazing.
Myth #4: A Live Band Would be too Loud
A common fear for many people is that hiring a live band for their wedding would make it impossible to talk and have normal conversations.
In most cases, this is a non-issue as long as the band has someone handling the sound. Any reputable band that has a quality sound team should be able to consider the acoustics of the venue and ensure the right volume is used for your wedding.
Myth #5: More Pieces = Better Band
While having a 15-piece band perform at your wedding may seem amazing, it’s really dependent on the musicians. The fact is, there are some three-piece outfits that sound better than larger bands.
Take some time to sample the music and then find a band that suits your needs, tastes and preferences.
When you are choosing a wedding band for your big day, make sure you don’t fall for these common myths. There’s no question a band can be a great addition to your event.