Most couples say their wedding day is one of the best days of their lives. That’s not just because they’re marrying their best friends — it’s also because they’re finally done with months and months of stressful planning.
One way to alleviate some of that stress long before the big day is to have the wedding band you choose for your reception play your ceremony music too. Read on to learn why it’s such a good idea.
1. It’s cost-effective
One of the biggest worries a couple faces in planning their big day is the budget. According to The Knot, couples who married in 2016 shelled out around $35,329 on average for their wedding… and that doesn’t include the honeymoon.
But you can save some money by hiring one live band to play both the ceremony and reception. It saves you a deposit for the extra band, and some bands may even offer a discount for the ceremony if you’ve already booked them for the reception.
2. It ensures consistency throughout your wedding day
Weddings are unique events from a planning perspective because they need to be genuine, yet at the same time highly choreographed. Most couples envision a certain feel they want their special day to convey, but getting this feeling across to your vendors can be hit or miss. And when two different bands interpret your vision differently, you’re likely to feel a distinct difference in tone.
Hiring the same live band for your ceremony and your reception lets you condense that communication into one conversation and ensure consistency. Choose a band with an extensive song list that includes music for every part of your big day, from when the guests arrive to the last dance of the night.
3. It’s less hassle
Most weddings bring the added responsibility of managing several different vendors, from the wedding musicians to the caterers, equipment rentals, photographers, videographers, and more. The more vendors you work with in the days leading up to your wedding, the more likely it is that something will fall through the cracks. You might forget to confirm with a vendor, or they might have the wrong location. And the last thing you need on your wedding day is to worry about a missing vendor.
One way to cut out some of the hassle is to look for a wedding cover band that handles their own PA, lighting, and MC services and hire them for both the ceremony and the reception music. You’ll have one or two fewer vendors to stress about, and there will be less confusion about setup and breakdown times. All you’ll have to do is marry the love of your life.
Choose the right band for your wedding
The best way to make your wedding day run as smoothly as possible is to hire a wedding band that goes above and beyond to help make your day special. Check out our previous blog on how to choose the right band for your wedding, or feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.