3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Wedding Band

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Oct 12 2021

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Planning a successful wedding means careful attention to detail, which entails your choice of caterer, flower supplier, wedding rings, and of course, the music. While you can opt for music platforms and simply have your relatives put a playlist throughout the reception, nothing quite beats the total energy a band can bring.

Choosing the right wedding band can be intimidating, but the right one will make your wedding a day to remember. Entertainment is what will keep your guests from nodding off during the ceremony and reception, so it’s best to invest in music that gets them on their feet.

Your chosen wedding band must also reflect your wedding’s vision, however, which is why you need to be as meticulous as possible. To help you get started, here are top questions to ask your chosen bands:


“What Is Your Music Style?”

As a wedding band, it’s only logical for them to be flexible in terms of music. However, this isn’t always the case. You may want to have old romantic songs to be played during the reception, to later have lively pop music during the reception. 

While they’re there for the music, you want them to play songs you genuinely enjoy—and that means finding a band your style matches perfectly with. You’ll want to hear only meaningful songs to you as a couple, so make sure that your chosen band’s vision aligns with yours.


“Who Will Be in Charge of Setup?”

It may not seem important, but most weddings suffer from delays due to technical difficulties—particularly when it comes to sound systems. You will need a dedicated team to ensure that things run smoothly, but what about your chosen band? They likely come with their own equipment, so make sure to coordinate with them properly.

They’ll need time for a soundcheck on your venue, as well as extra wires and accessories should things fail. More importantly, ask if they need an additional team or if they will come with their own. Sound gear can be quite expensive, so it’s best if you hire a band offering a good package deal. 


“Are You Open for Overtime?”

Weddings are celebrations, and naturally, people will want to have a good time. People sometimes want to party beyond the intended schedule, which is why your chosen wedding band must be open for potential overtime. 

Ask them about overtime charges, so that should it happen, you can cover the costs. This will come hand-in-hand with your venue, so make sure to study all your options. While your band may be more than happy to keep the party going, your venue may not be as enthusiastic about it.



Planning a wedding can be highly stressful, particularly when other people are involved. You essentially need to trust them to make your wedding successful, which is why you need to hire the right people. The same goes for your chosen band, arguably the most essential part of your wedding. Feel free to ask them questions—even beyond the things listed above!

If things still seem stressful, it’s time to turn to the experts. For the best wedding planners in Surrey, 1 Entertainment Company is UK’s number one. We provide you with the best, including bars, marquees, dancefloors, and even DJs. Reach out to us to learn more!