When it comes to choosing a Chicago wedding entertainment, you must be careful when making your selection, or you run the risk of wasting the money that you will spend on the reception, the flowers, and the food. You may be wondering how this is possible but imagine you select a band, and they don’t show up on the wedding day. This can greatly ruin your reception and thus the need to choose a professional band for your day. Here are some things that you need to consider when hiring a Chicago wedding band.
Make sure that you go through as many reviews as possible. If they show the date they were written the better. The the inclusion of the specific dates is an indication that the band is performing consistently and has high-quality work over a period and not just one fantastic wedding three years ago. Check to see whether the reviews are detailed and enthusiastic or just a thank you note written at an unknown date.
Check to ensure their versatility. Check to see if the band is capable of playing a wide variety of music to keep all your guests entertained. The band should show an extensive list of their repertoire. Also check whether the band is willing to learn new songs and whether they will charge you for this service.
Look at their Videos
Ideally, the group should provide a video from a recent live marriage. These are far much better than videos shot in the studio which can be easily managed and edited over and over. At your marriage, your band has only one chance thus the need to show the crowd’s response to what the band is playing.
You must check to see the list of honors and awards the group has achieved and a list of their prestigious customers. Check to see their experience and other things like whether they have changed their name or their personnel a couple times. Search for them online and see where they rank.
Consider things like how fast they were able to get back to you after you filled an inquiry or left a message, whether they have an office staff, whether you can talk to the band leader or you will have to deal with assistants. Other things that matter is how fast they respond to your emails and how they handle you as an individual and not as an account number.
You must also check to see what other additional resources they have to help you from the time you sign the contract until the wedding day. Check whether they have resource centers to help you select music, as well as providing you with a template of your schedule to keep you organized.