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How Do I Choose a Wedding Band?

How do I choose a wedding band?‘ is something you’ve probably asked if music is important to you! And we don’t blame you. Music sets the tone for the wedding. A good wedding band will keep guests entertained during dinner and they’ll get everyone up onto the dancefloor too! Choosing a good wedding band isn’t a decision you should take lightly. We’ve got five incredibly helpful ways you can find the perfect wedding band for you!


Know the style you want

There are loads of incredibly talented musicians out there and so many wedding bands! Narrow it down by selecting the style you are after. Sit down with your partner and think about what you’d like. Ask yourself a few questions:

What is the type of wedding we are planning?

What kind of atmosphere do we want during dinner?

Do we want our guests to spend all night on the dancefloor?

What kind of music do we like?

Which songs would we request from our wedding band?


These types of questions will give you an idea of the type of wedding band which will be suitable for your wedding. An acoustic duo may be the best fit if you are planning a relaxing wedding on the beach. Are you having a formal black tie wedding where everyone will be dressed up? Perhaps something classy like a jazz band is a great option!


View the weddingsonline supplier directory

We’ve created a supplier directory to make hunting for suppliers a much easier process! You can even sort suppliers based on reviews or ratings, so you know you’re looking at the absolute best of the bunch.

Another option is to look at our supplier finder! You can do a more detailed search by putting in details about your wedding venue, date and interesting facts about you as a couple.

Related: How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Band for My Wedding?


Watch videos of your favourite wedding bands

There are a few ways you can see wedding bands in action! One of these ways is to watch wedding videos. These will give you an idea of what they sound like, how well they play together and the type of music they offer. You can find good quality wedding band videos on the supplier profiles, the band’s website or social media, or in blog posts like this one.


Ask other brides for advice

We’ve created an online community of over 47000 brides and grooms who are more than willing to share this wedding planning journey with you! If you ask for advice, couples will share that with you. Ask couples to tell you who they chose for their wedding and you’ll have lots of people sharing helpful info about their own wedding bands! If you’re not in the HIGM wedding planning Facebook group, go ahead and join today. It’s totally free and it’s an amazing space for couples to help and support one another.


Watch wedding bands perform live

Every week, wedding bands across the country have showcases and gigs. This is an amazing opportunity to watch them perform live, hear how good they are, and see how they interact with the crowd. You also get to meet the band and ask them questions! You can find out who’s performing where on the events section of our website or by keeping an eye on our Instagram stories.


Main image credit: Carouse

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Kelly Jane Hartmann

Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.

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