How to Choose a Live Wedding Band

Looking for a live wedding band? Well, we know just how difficult it can be to find the perfect group to perform at your wedding. That is why we have put together this guide for you. We want to help make the process as simple as possible.


It is important that when you are looking to book a live wedding band, you do it as far in advance as possible. We can’t stress this enough. The best wedding bands are going to be booked up exceedingly quickly. If you do not book in advance, you will not net the band that you want. We are talking up to a year in advance for some of the best bands. This is why you are going to want to start your search as soon as possible.

Is it a wedding band?

Performing in front of a wedding is unlike any other type of music performance. One of the jobs of a wedding band is to keep your wedding guests entertained. However, at the same time, you do not want all of the focus to be on the wedding band. It is a very tough job. This is why it is so important that you only choose a band that has a lot of experience performing at weddings. If they have no experience, then scratch them off your list. They are not going to be able to do a good job. We promise you of that.

What type of music do you want?

When you are choosing a live wedding band, you will want to consider the type of music you want them to play. Now, we know you probably have your own music tastes. You may love death metal or something similar to that. However, that does not mean that you want to pick a wedding band which is going to knock out all the hits from Cannibal Corpse. Most people in that room are not going to enjoy the music.

A good wedding band will have a repertoire of hundreds of songs. Yes, they probably are going to be the same songs that you hear all the time at weddings. However, try not to worry about that too much. It means that the songs do work. One of the main reasons as to why you are opting for a live wedding band anyway is because you want the band to put a cool twist on the song that they are playing. These will be played in one of the most unique ways possible.

Listen to the band before you hire them

Before you opt to hire a wedding band, it is important that you go and see them play. You want to know that they perform well. If you can, ask to see then perform at a wedding. This will give you an idea of whether they will be good for you. If you can’t see them perform at a wedding, see if they have videos from a wedding they have performed at in the past.