When it comes to choosing a Chicago wedding band, you must choose your entertainment wisely or al the money that you are going to use the facility, food, and flowers will go to waste. 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.
The Band Review
Try reading as many reviews as you can. If they include 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.
How versatile is the band? Check to see whether they are capable of playing a variety of music to keep all your guests on the floor. The band should have an extensive list of their collection. Most importantly the band should be willing to learn new songs for you and whether they will charge this service.
Ask them to show you a video from a recent live wedding. This far much better than a video shot in the studio as it can be manipulated and modified over and over. The band has only one chance at your wedding thus the need to show the crowd’s reaction when 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. Look at their experience and whether they had to change their personnel often or even change their name. You can also search for them online and see their rank in the search engines.
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. See whether they remember your previous conversation and that they respond to your emails timely and assess whether they care about you as an individual or as an account number.
Consider any other resources that they have to assist you from the time you sign the agreement to the wedding day. They should be able to provide with resource center where you can select your music as well as a model of your schedule to keep you organized.