Bring your wedding day to a close with great entertainment. Select musicians or singers that regularly entertain at weddings. They should be willing to entertain for four hours and be completely reliable.
Always try to hear your prospective bands live, and ask to attend a future wedding where they will perform. Get recommendations from friends and relatives if possible. Good performers will sit down with you and help plan out the details and song lists.
If live performers are out of your budget, consider playing CD's of your favorite music mixed in with party favorites. Try to include music that will appeal to several generations.
Here are some important questions to ask potential performers.
- Are you available on my wedding date?
- Are you experieced with entertaining at weddings?
- Do you have any videos of your performances and may I attend an upcoming performance?
- What equipment do you use and what is it's condition? Is backup equipment provided and immediately available?
- What happens if the entertainer is ill or otherwise cannot attend my event?
- What do you charge? Are there any hidden or extra charges for expected services or travel expenses, etc?
- What are your deposit and cancellation policies?
- Who will actually be the entertainer(s) at the wedding?
- Are you insured?
- Do you take song requests?
- What services are included other than just playing music? (For example, do you require an emcee, a coordinator, or someone to interact with your crowd?
- What breaks do you require during your performance?
- How much time do you need to set up?
- What types of music do you play? What types of songs do you sing? May I see a song list?
- How long will you perform and what is your overtime policy?