I read recently that the hiring of a band or DJ for a wedding is tenth in the list of priorities for a Bride and Groom, way below hiring of a wedding venue,choice of food,flowers,dress etc etc. This really disturbs me.
Of course Live Music Management are an entertainment agency with a vested interest in people prioritising entertainment at their weddings but I would like to make a persuasive argument for why people should consider very carefully the music they book for their wedding party.
Music is a powerful thing.Even at low volume it changes the tone and feel of a room.Even if people hardly notice the music playing in the background it can change their moods accordingly.That’s why retail stores choose their playlists according the demographic and atmosphere they wish to create.It’s why sports people can be psyched up by high BPM sounds and why riots can be calmed by muzac.The guests at a wedding will have their moods changed more by the background music than they will be the colour of the tableclothes or the choice of flowers and once the music is turned up to create a party atmosphere then the party will live or die on the quality of the live wedding band or mobile DJ.
I have had several conversations with potential clients where they have conceded that they are going to book a band who are ”friends of a friend” that is amateur musicians who have a band with which play occasionally and with clients who have said “someone at work has offered to DJ..he reckons he has done it before.” The same clients would never allow an amateur cook to do the catering or a pal with a sewing kit to make the wedding dress.
A wedding party is the biggest event most people will ever organise.I would argue that the entertainment on the night will be the single biggest factor in making that event memorable.I have been in the room when a poor quality function band or a useless DJ tries to win over a crowd….and fails.
If budget is an issue for your wedding party (and of course budgets have to be assigned to all aspects of a wedding) Live Music Management would suggestion baring the above in mind and looking at various options. Better to have a high quality solo singer than a poor quality five piece band.Better to have a three piece great band than a seven piece poor quality but cheap wedding band.Always better to have a pro DJ than someone who fancies themselves as a DJ but has little experience.If in doubt please call the LMM office on 08454 900515 we should be able to help accommodate your budgets.