Selection

Perhaps you have been to a recent wedding and you really were impressed with the band. Get in touch with them and tell them you would like to hire them. Let them know you heard them at a previous event. They will appreciate knowing they are getting additional business via word of mouth.

If you haven’t heard a band perform, it is important that you check them out before you hire them. Ask if you can sit in on a rehearsal. Perhaps they have taped performances from other weddings and they will share such recordings with you. Never hire a band when you don’t know what they sound like. It could ruin your entire wedding reception!

Scheduling

As soon as you secure your wedding date, you need to begin the search for a wedding band Manchester. Their schedules fill up fast if they are good, and you don’t want to be left out in the cold. The more time you have between the initial planning and your wedding date, the better the outcome will be.

It is important to follow up with the wedding band Manchester you hire in the months leading up to your wedding. You want to make sure you are still on their schedule and they are still performing together. You don’t want to scramble at the last minute to replace them. This is why you should hire a band with longevity as a unit. They are more likely to continue together.

Cost

Don’t blow your entire wedding budget you the wedding band Manchester you hire. You need to allocate a certain amount of money for this part of the event. If you can’t get the band you want for that amount you need to make some choices. Can you cut other expenses for the wedding to pay them more? Can you hire them for less time so you pay them what you can afford?

Explain to them you really do want to hire them but you can’t meet their price. They may be willing to come down and negotiate with you. Try to add some perks too such as serving them dinner with the rest of the wedding guests as a perk.

Get it in Writing

If the wedding band Manchester you would like to hire isn’t willing to put it all in writing, don’t work with them. You need to feel confident this part of your wedding planning is completely taken care of. They should be willing to sign the documents that state what they will provide, how much they will get paid, and when they will get paid.

It isn’t out of the ordinary for a wedding band Manchester to ask for a deposit at the time of booking. If you cancel the wedding, you may not get that money back. Such details should also be in your contract.

If you have any special requests for the band to perform certain songs, those details need to be in the contract. The more details you have in there, the less you have to worry that something won’t turn out the way you want it. This is your wedding and your reception and you need it to work out perfectly.

Source by Neil Kristopher