Musicians For Weddings: How to Hire Wedding Musicians

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Everything you wanted to know about hiring wedding musicians, bands and entertainers.
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Wedding Musicians: How Much Do They Cost?

Confused by all the different wedding musician costs? This guide will help you understand how musicians work out their fees and help you to budget more effectively.

No matter your style of wedding, there's a pretty good chance it'll be enhanced with the sound of music. Whether it's played by a musician, live wedding band, a (dreaded) iPod or a wedding DJ. Each song will help create your chosen mood.

Many couples start out planning their wedding music with a list of songs they'd like their band to perform, but often aren't armed with all the 'must-consider' information to make that a reality.
If you've never booked a band before, you couldn't be expected to know how much you should pay them or what influences their costs. But not knowing any of them can be even more costly.

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Wedding Band Hire. Are You Doing It Right?

How often have you seen a timeline recommend contacting live wedding bands 12 months out from your wedding as part of your research? A lot right. Now, are those timelines on non-musician websites? I thought so.

The truth is, despite what those sites tell you, it's not helpful to you OR the wedding band if you start contacting them early without the intention of booking.

A lot can happen in that time. They might:
* have the opportunity to tour and become unavailable
* decide to record an album which will keep them 'locked up' in the studio. Or worst still
* have even gone their separate ways by the time your wedding comes around.

So if you want to know some of the realities of how hiring a live wedding band or entertainers *really* work - read on.

Be decisive

If you take nothing else from this post, let it be this. Be decisive. Weigh up all your wedding music preferences and ...

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Why an 'iPod Wedding DJ' is a Terrible Idea

There's a tonne of wedding advice magazines and websites out there, and a lot of the time they offer some great tips. One tip that's been popular over the last couple of years, advice that some couples have actually followed, isn't so good though. The idea of replacing a live band or a DJ at your wedding reception with an iPod to save a few bucks.

There are plenty of good reasons why it's a rotten idea, but I'm sure you'll also find people who disagree for their own reasons.
Here though are a few of the biggest problems with the idea of having Steve Jobs' baby entertain your guests. Don't let this baby ruin your wedding!

Coming Up with the Playlist

For the guys and gals who play at weddings for a living, brainstorming a great set list or playlist is all just a part of the job, but easy it isn't! At the average wedding reception you h...

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Are You Getting The Right Music Advice For Your Wedding?

Timelines can be a great tool to help you remember all the details of organising your wedding. However, they can be a complete hindrance too and in some cases; work against you. Not every industry time-frame is the same, and neither should they be, but when it comes to organising a wedding entertainer there seems to be more confusion than the other services you require.

Should you use a timeline? Most brides and grooms are led to believe that unless they follow a timeline, their wedding will be a disaster; which simply isn't the case. Timelines can help you to remember to book your musician but they don't take into account some of the intricacies of the wedding music industry.

Isn't this your wedding and isn't part of your wedding doing it your way?

If you have your heart set on a specific entertainer; book them! Don’t wait until an ...

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Are you ready to cross "book a wedding entertainer" off your to-do list?





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