Sammy V. | International Violinist in Toronto, Miami and All Across North America - Toronto Violinist
HOW TO CHOOSE your WEDING musicians/singers
5 March 2024
HOW TO CHOOSE your WEDING musicians/singers
READING : 9047

HOW TO CHOOSE your WEDING musicians/singers

Couples who want to book a live band or musician(s) for their wedding, this article is for you! We have brought together everything you need to pay attention in detail, questions to ask and the market prices of the wedding musicians/bands and so on.

 

the live entertainment source of weddings: musicians/singers

If I ask you "What is the most inevitable thing for a wedding party" What would come to your mind as the first thing? Yes you are right; Music! The elegance of the place, the taste of the food and the quality of the music; forms an integral whole in weddings!In almost every part of the world, musicians/bands prepare special playlists for weddings, and stage costumes are specially designed for those special nights. Some even can make their stage performances more colorful with their dance moves!Although there are live band that wedding venues offer to couples, people started to lean towards wanting to work with top notch musicians and bands recently after witnessing horrible experiences they came across at one of the events/wedding they attended in the past and they definitely want to avoid it for their own!. If you hear what I’m talking about here, this article is going to help you how to make your selection and what details to pay attention in advance.BUDGETBefore starting to analyze wedding musician(s)/bands, you must set a budget! After determining how much you can spend on your live entertainment, you can continue with filtering the available entertainers by their standing in the industry and their prices. While examining the available performers; the second important detail to pay attention to is musicians’ performance videos! What genres/styles of music can they play? How do they communicate with the audience? How does the audience respond to their performance? You can find answers to some of those questions in those videos. Some musicians/bands can even invite couples to watch their live performances before closing the deal. Once you book your venue, I suggest you to make your decision on musician/band selection asap since there is a scarcity of quality entertainers especially when it comes to dates in the high season. So try to close your deals latest by 12 months prior to your wedding date. Some exceptional musicians/bands can play songs from almost different genres. However, you cannot assume this and expect them to play anything like an iPod. Having said that; if there is a specific style you want to be played, I highly recommend you to ask the performer you are negotiating with very clearly before you sign the contract with them. Questions you should ask Wedding Musicians/Singer:Do we have the opportunity to watch your previous live performances?How long are your shows/performances?How much time do you need to set up on the day of?What are the sound/light/technical requirements for your performance?Do

HOW TO CHOOSE your WEDING musicians/singers

Couples who want to book a live band or musician(s) for their wedding, this article is for you! We have brought together everything you need to pay attention in detail, questions to ask and the market prices of the wedding musicians/bands and so on.

 

the live entertainment source of weddings: musicians/singers

If I ask you "What is the most inevitable thing for a wedding party" What would come to your mind as the first thing? Yes you are right; Music! The elegance of the place, the taste of the food and the quality of the music; forms an integral whole in weddings!In almost every part of the world, musicians/bands prepare special playlists for weddings, and stage costumes are specially designed for those special nights. Some even can make their stage performances more colorful with their dance moves!Although there are live band that wedding venues offer to couples, people started to lean towards wanting to work with top notch musicians and bands recently after witnessing horrible experiences they came across at one of the events/wedding they attended in the past and they definitely want to avoid it for their own!. If you hear what I’m talking about here, this article is going to help you how to make your selection and what details to pay attention in advance.BUDGETBefore starting to analyze wedding musician(s)/bands, you must set a budget! After determining how much you can spend on your live entertainment, you can continue with filtering the available entertainers by their standing in the industry and their prices. While examining the available performers; the second important detail to pay attention to is musicians’ performance videos! What genres/styles of music can they play? How do they communicate with the audience? How does the audience respond to their performance? You can find answers to some of those questions in those videos. Some musicians/bands can even invite couples to watch their live performances before closing the deal. Once you book your venue, I suggest you to make your decision on musician/band selection asap since there is a scarcity of quality entertainers especially when it comes to dates in the high season. So try to close your deals latest by 12 months prior to your wedding date. Some exceptional musicians/bands can play songs from almost different genres. However, you cannot assume this and expect them to play anything like an iPod. Having said that; if there is a specific style you want to be played, I highly recommend you to ask the performer you are negotiating with very clearly before you sign the contract with them. Questions you should ask Wedding Musicians/Singer:Do we have the opportunity to watch your previous live performances?How long are your shows/performances?How much time do you need to set up on the day of?What are the sound/light/technical requirements for your performance?Do you provide sound and light systems? If yes, How much do you charge for these services on top of your performance fee?Do you have other services such as, wedding singers, dancers,, fire shows and etc?Do you need anything from the venue? Tables, cords, cables etcWhat kind of songs do you have in your repertoire? Can I make song requests? If yes, how many?Do you wear costumes suitable for the wedding concept?Are your shows interactive with guests or is it more of a background performance?What are your payment terms and conditions? What are the payment methods? 
Wedding Musician/Singer Rates in the Toronto Wedding Market (Wedding Singer Cast)
Professional Wedding musicians’ bands’ rates range from $500-$10.000 and this figure can even go up to 15K depending on the fame/name of the musicians and number of people in their bands. There are many factors and variables that affect rates. The performance durations start from 15 minutes to 1-2 hour or entire night performances as 3X45 mins with multiple breaks. As the duration and sets increases, the amount you need to pay will automatically go up. Another factor that affects the rates is the experience and popularity! The prices of musicians that have worked with celebrity names and played on bigger stages are definitely going to be higher than no name artists. In addition, how long they have been in the industry and how many events they have done so far also set their prices and standing in the market. Wedding musicians/bands’ rates are also determined based on the service quality you want to have for your most special day. So You cannot expect the same performance quality from a newbie player who is just out of school (Might be a good player btw, no offense to young fellas) but has zero experience in the wedding industry and has no idea about the unspoken logistics of how things work in this market and an experienced performer who is specialized in the “Wedding Entertainment” field and has done hundreds of appearances in front of thousands of people in the course of years. So, you get what you pay for!  

Long story short; your wedding will happen just once in your life time so you’ll want it to be a cherished memory for everyone present for many years to come. Choosing the perfect wedding musicians/ band is an intrinsic part of that process and should be chosen wisely. Either it can be the crowning glory to fit your expectations on your most special day or a disaster that you would never want to remember.

  

 

provide sound and light systems? If yes, How much do you charge for these services on top of your performance fee?Do you have other services such as, wedding singers, dancers,, fire shows and etc?Do you need anything from the venue? Tables, cords, cables etcWhat kind of songs do you have in your repertoire? Can I make song requests? If yes, how many?Do you wear costumes suitable for the wedding concept?Are your shows interactive with guests or is it more of a background performance?What are your payment terms and conditions? What are the payment methods? 
Wedding Musician/Singer Rates in the Toronto Wedding Market (Wedding Singer Cast)
Professional Wedding musicians’ bands’ rates range from $500-$10.000 and this figure can even go up to 15K depending on the fame/name of the musicians and number of people in their bands. There are many factors and variables that affect rates. The performance durations start from 15 minutes to 1-2 hour or entire night performances as 3X45 mins with multiple breaks. As the duration and sets increases, the amount you need to pay will automatically go up. Another factor that affects the rates is the experience and popularity! The prices of musicians that have worked with celebrity names and played on bigger stages are definitely going to be higher than no name artists. In addition, how long they have been in the industry and how many events they have done so far also set their prices and standing in the market. Wedding musicians/bands’ rates are also determined based on the service quality you want to have for your most special day. So You cannot expect the same performance quality from a newbie player who is just out of school (Might be a good player btw, no offense to young fellas) but has zero experience in the wedding industry and has no idea about the unspoken logistics of how things work in this market and an experienced performer who is specialized in the “Wedding Entertainment” field and has done hundreds of appearances in front of thousands of people in the course of years. So, you get what you pay for!  

Long story short; your wedding will happen just once in your life time so you’ll want it to be a cherished memory for everyone present for many years to come. Choosing the perfect wedding musicians/ band is an intrinsic part of that process and should be chosen wisely. Either it can be the crowning glory to fit your expectations on your most special day or a disaster that you would never want to remember.

  

 

Top News