Best Wedding Band Sydney

by | Sep 15, 2016 | Blog

When googling wedding bands  there will be thousands of options of wedding bands that will pop up. Understandably, searching through pages of bands can be quite exhausting. Fortunately we are here to offer some solid advice to allow you to know the difference between a professional wedding band and up and comers.

HOW DO I KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SYDNEY WEDDING BANDS?

EXPERIENCE

Having experience is the main ingredient separating the best and worst wedding bands. Ideally you would like a band to have already performed for at least 50-100 weddings. So much is learnt along the way and by the time they get to you, you want them to be absolutely awesome and in fine form!

PROFESSIONALISM

Some key questions you may ask:

  • Does the band look sharp?
  • Are they ready and on point for the key elements of your wedding? ie Bridal entrance, bridal waltz etc
  • Does the band have a website that looks like it’s had some love put into it?!!
  • Do they compare well to other wedding music bands Sydney has to offer?

PUNCTUALITY

These days it’s pretty easy to navigate around with the help of a GPS. Although anticipating traffic conditions around Sydney is SO important. This gets back to the point of having experience and having done it all before. The last thing you want is your band turning up late to your big day!

EQUIPMENT

It is easy to fall for the trap of the ‘cheap band option’. As the saying goes you pay for what you get! Some wedding live band Sydney suppliers will provide minimal sound system and lighting which can affect the overall feeling of your wedding. Whilst it’s not always something that you might think about, it is super important to discuss with the band what equipment they will provide.

Things such as a good quality wireless microphone for your speeches, a battery powered speaker for your ceremony and canapés are not always standard with some wedding music bands. This can cause issues on the day if not discussed beforehand with your requirements.

SERVICE

It’s nice to have a quick response to your enquiry right? Good service begins with your first email or phone call. If you hear back within a few hours this is a good sign that you are going to have an attentive band on the day.

The right wedding live band Sydney option is the one that will help you on the day to make sure everything is smooth and runs perfectly.

VENUES

When musicians have played at wedding venues time and time again, it means they can offer you knowledgeable advice on key elements such as:

  • Whether there are sound restrictions or not?
  • Will the ‘in house’ microphone be equipped and loud enough for speeches?
  • Will the venue provide top service in general?
  • Will there be enough food for everyone? Is the food tasty?
  • How much space is there for the dance floor and band to set up?
  • How much equipment does the band need to provide in that space?

There are a great deal of venues in Sydney and surrounding areas such as the Hunter Valley and the Southern Highlands.

Here are a few top venues Lily Road would like to recommend:

SONGS FOR WEDDINGS

Does the wedding band you are looking at have an extensive song list? It’s important that the band have a large repertoire of songs for weddings. It means they can be adaptable and play songs of all genres spanning over generations to cater for all your guests on the night. Knowing the right songs to play at the right time is SO important.

DOES THE SAME BAND KEEP POPPING UP?

You’ve seen them countless times at wedding expos around Sydney, you’ve been referred their name by a friend,  you’ve done a random ‘wedding music bands’ google search and they have appeared in a top listing or simply you have typed in key phrases such as: wedding entertainment, best wedding bands, wedding singer, wedding singers or wedding bands and there they are!

This is very good sign! It means they are serious and professional. They promote themselves and are confident in their ability to provide A class wedding entertainment for your special day.

ABOUT LILY ROAD

As both a wedding band Melbourne and one of the best wedding bands Sydney has to offer we can provide all of the best songs for weddings to ensure that your big day is memorable. Check out the videos page! For more information please contact greg@lilyroad.com.au.

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