Jumping on the {Band}wagon

There are many ways to bring in entertainment for your guests during the cocktail and reception portions of your big day and this season a plethora of our brides have chosen to go the route of live music. Whether it be a simple duo or a 15 piece band, there are always items to consider leading up to your big day. If you’re not working with a planner, make sure you have the following questions asked and answered prior to your event.   1. Any additional equipment needed or special requests? More times than not, larger groups may request a stage rental. If this is the case, make sure to get the correct measurements as not to have any sizing surprises during set up. In addition to stages, an additional power source (i.e. generator) may be a necessity, especially when doing backyard events. Make sure you know just how much power they need. 2. Have they played at the venue before? It isn’t a make or break if your musician hasn’t played at your ceremony or reception venue before, but it comes in handy if the musicians are familiar with the location. Some venues in the area have restrictions on just how high the volume of the music can be as not to disrupt objects on site. Tip: If your musicians have not been on site prior and you’re feeling anxious, set up a walk through or meet and greet (this can even be combined with additional meetings). At the end of the day, it will only increase your peace of mind and aid in an expedited set up. 3....