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How to choose a Live Wedding Band

How to Find the Best Georgia Wedding Bands For Your Big Day

How to Find the Best Georgia Wedding Bands For Your Big Day

A wedding band helps liven up the party at your reception, and can add a unique personal touch that you don’t always get through other forms of wedding entertainment. Once you’ve decided that you want to hire a Georgia wedding band for your big day, follow these steps to find your perfect musical match!

Pick Your Musical Style

One of the first things you need to decide is what you want from a wedding band. Are you going for a formal, classical orchestra vibe, or do you want your guests to let loose and rock out? Are there certain covers that you want the band to play? Talk to your partner about your musical preferences and what will work best for the style of your wedding. This is the best way to zero in on the Georgia wedding bands that can deliver a musical performance that fits your needs. 

Get Suggestions from Married Friends

If you have friends in the Georgia area who hired a local wedding band for their celebration, ask them for recommendations. Be sure to particularly focus on the friends that have similar musical tastes to you. Getting recommendations from friends will help you get a picture of the options available to you, and you’ll have more confidence in your choices if you know they made your friends happy on their big day!

Listen to Demos

There is a huge variety in the musical styles of local Georgia wedding bands, so get a taste for their talent by listening to their recordings online. As you are listening to their music, make sure you give them a fair chance and listen to at least a handful of songs. Wedding bands may cover a variety of genres, so take the time to get a clear idea of the scope of their talents. 

Watch Their Live Performances

How a band sounds recorded in a studio is one thing, but the most important aspect to take into consideration is how they sound live. Look at performance schedules for bands you are interested in, and make a date night out of going to see some local shows. You’ll want to check out not only how they sound live, but how they interact with the audience and their overall performance quality. If you aren’t able to make any live shows, see if any performances have been recorded and posted on YouTube.

Consider the Logistics

Of course, picking a Georgia wedding band isn’t all fun and games. Make sure you think of the nitty gritty details when talking to potential musicians. Get an idea of how large of a band your wedding venue can accommodate, and know your date and the approximate time that they will need to go on. Keep in mind that the band will need a break or two during the reception to eat and recharge, so think of the music you’ll have playing during this time.

If you are searching for the best Georgia wedding bands or ceremony musicians, come to the next Georgia Bridal Show near you. You’ll have the chance to meet with a variety of wedding professionals for all aspects of your big day, and will find the perfect musical entertainment that can get your guests up and dancing all night long!

Wedding musicians and bands who want to meet future clients in Georgia and the Southeast can contact us about opportunities for exhibition and online marketing with Georgia Bridal Show.