We’ve all been to that wedding or reception where the music is playing but the dance floor is empty. This is an indication that the wedding entertainment just needed to be a little bit better. If you’re looking into Boston wedding bands, following are a few things to keep in mind to get (and keep) your guests on the dance floor.
Choose the Music
You can save yourself a lot of time and trouble when searching for a music group when you already know what kind of music you want. A disc jockey who plays a Garth Brooks song for an audience that mainly loves hip-hop probably won’t find success, and definitely won’t please your guests. Decide with your spouse if you only want a specific genre or decade. For example, you may want a mix that represents your relationship and time together, songs you both like, etc. Or you may both have very eclectic music tastes. But as you choose your tunes, keep your guests in mind. What will get them moving? If you have no idea how to keep a crowd happy, consult with professional entertainers. They may be able to help you. You can even ask for a playlist to see what the band knows how to perform or what the DJ has in his collection. Ultimately, variety will please many ages and groups.
There are many washed up musicians trying to still make a living doing what they love. While that is a sad story, your wedding shouldn’t have to suffer for it. It’s important that you check reviews of the group you are considering. Ask for references. Check their website. Wedding review and planning websites are also good places to find the top performers in your area. You could also look for videos of past events to see how they do.
Book Early and Other Considerations
After you have decided on your music and checked reviews, it’s time to book. Maybe have a few different options in mind to see which one best works with your finances. You may also want to inquire about how involved the entertainers would be in your event. How much hosting should they do? Do you want them to lead a money dance or other events? Do you want announcements about different parts of your reception? How would they interact with the audience, if at all? Make sure you have all the questions ready for these potential Boston wedding bands so that your day can be as successful and fun as possible.