From the dreamy, serene vibes of your ceremony, through to the unforgettable moments that your reception carries afterwards – there’s so much to look forward to when it comes to your wedding day. But if there’s one challenge that can cause a significant amount of stress in the lead up, it’s establishing who’s responsible for entertaining guests on the night. Will you choose an MC to take the lead or opt for the best cover band going around?
How do you even know where to start?
Experience is key
Remember that at the core of your special day is the experience that comes with it – and not just for you and your partner. Your guests will remember this for years to come, so it’s worth putting in the time and energy into researching who is best suited to take on the role for your musical needs.
Cover bands offer a flexible, well-rounded option for couples looking for entertainment that a majority of crowds will enjoy. Able to deliver acts featuring well-known anthems or specific genres, they’re the perfect choice if you need to preoccupy a range of age groups. This way, the experience won’t get lost on any of your guests, and they’ll each have a moment of their own to enjoy.
Most notably, recorded music just doesn’t do the environment and mood justice, especially when it comes to celebrating a wedding. Bands that offer exceptional live talents give you the very best experience possible.
Cover bands are known for their ability to get everyone involved – even introverts. Don’t let your guests shy away from the fun and let your music act take the lead instead. They won’t be able to resist the beats anyway.
Classics guarantee success
You can never go wrong with a band playing all the right classics and anthems to get the party going. From dance-driven tunes – like Dancing In The Street – through to some good, old Jimmy Barnes – no one can resist a dancefloor-pumping session when there are all-round winners being blasted out. Cover bands are exceptionally great at adding to this vibe, often equipped to take on audience requests as well.
How to choose a cover band
If you’re keen to have a band take care of the entertainment at your reception, here are a few things to keep in mind when making a decision about who to choose:
- Budget: Will the group you have in mind cater to your budget range?
- Availability: Can you lock them in for your set date and make sure they will show up on the day?
- Communication: Who can you contact if you have concerns or issues, especially on the day of?
- Genre: Can they cater to the exact genre you have in mind and will it suit the tone of the event itself?
- Experience: What does their history in the industry look like? Make sure you ask plenty of questions about their portfolio.
Looking for a cover band for your wedding? Get in touch with Blue Avenue now.