Martin Goddard from Music HQ tells us his top tips for booking your wedding entertainment.
"Make it a priority – The atmosphere from live wedding music is one of the most memorable things about the day. It makes such a huge difference to the party, and it's one of the things that people will remember long after the wedding. The best bands are in high demand and they get snapped up quickly up to two or three years in advance. If you wait for too long, all of the best options are likely to be booked up.
"Research prices before setting a budget – Weddings are expensive and there are so many different things to pay for. However, don't cut any corners when you hire a band for a wedding because we promise it will make a huge difference and all of your guests will have an amazing time and keep that 'ol saying "you pay for what you get" in mind!
"Make sure your venue allows live music – Most people assume that all wedding venues are set up for live wedding bands, but that isn't actually the case. There are a lot of wedding venues out there that have restrictions, which make it difficult for them to accommodate a live wedding band. In some cases, they may not allow live music at all, while others will have noise restrictions and curfews that could affect the band.
"Choose the right band – At a wedding, you have guests of all different ages with different tastes, so how are you supposed to find something that everybody will love? First and foremost, when choosing a wedding band, look for a band that you and your partner both love. If you are having a great time, your guests will be as well. The other important thing is that you book a professional wedding band that knows how to play to the crowd."
To find out more about Music HQ, visit www.musichq.co.uk
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