Live wedding bands and live entertainment are one of the most important parts of your wedding day. If you’re looking for the best live wedding bands you need to research and book them straight after you have booked your wedding venue.
One of the leading live wedding band suppliers in Scotland – Music For Scotland – share their top tips for finding and choosing your live wedding entertainment. Looking for the best wedding band Glasgow , Edinburgh – or Scotland and the UK as a whole – can provide? Look no further. Read the quick guide and send us an inquiry now! Here are the most frequently asked questions about finding and booking wedding bands:
How much do wedding bands cost?
The cost depends on the number of musicians or singers in the band. Budget approximately £200 per band member and you should get an idea of how much you will be paying. Of course, prices also depend on the season, the day, the venue location and the length of time you want the band to play. Consider all of these factors when deciding on your budget for your wedding entertainment.
When should the live wedding band play at my wedding?
The band can play all day and all night if you want! If you have a big budget, you can have multiple wedding entertainers – a harpist for the ceremony, a blues band for cocktail hour, a piper to pipe the bride and groom into the wedding venue, a live band for dancing into the night, and even a ceilidh band for traditional Scottish dancing. If your budget is more restricted but you want the sound of music throughout the day, you can hire a ceilidh and covers band to do it all – our multi talented wedding bands can compliment every part of your day.
When will the band arrive?
The band will usually arrive 1.5 to 2 hours before they’re due to start playing. This will give them time to set up, carry out soundchecks, get acclimated to the venue, sort out any teething problems and get ready and energised to play.
Will the band need a break?
Imagine playing 2 to 3 hours without a break! Energy will be somewhat lacking in that case. A 20 minute break between sets is very much required. The band will usually expect you to feed them as well so make sure your wedding venue knows about this in advance.
Do we choose the setlist?
Wedding bands (the good ones) generally have extensive setlists which are bound to have music that will appeal to you. If however you have a specific song or two in mind, ask the band if they’ll consider playing them well in advance and the band will usually try their best to include them in their repertoire.
Can I hear the band in advance?
Again, the good bands will organise a wedding band showcase or invite you to a gig of theirs well in advance of your wedding so that you can make an informed decision on whether or not they’re the right entertainers for you.
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