Choosing a Scottish wedding band can be difficult, there are so many options out there, it can be difficult to narrow it down to just one. Here are some of the things that you should consider when hiring a wedding band.
The best wedding bands will get booked up quickly. To avoid disappointment, it is advised to book the Scottish wedding band you want 12-18 months before your wedding day. If this is not possible, then don’t be disheartened, there will still be wedding bands out there, you just may not get your first choice. The more popular a band becomes the higher the cost will be, so ensuring you book early may help you will help you secure a better deal as the price will be fixed.
Off Peak Reductions
If you aren’t too bothered about what time of year you have your wedding, consider booking your wedding at “off peak” times. Weekdays or the months of October, November, January and February are ideal if the wedding band you are looking for are not available during weekends in the summer. If you are willing to compromise on the time of year, then you can get the Scottish wedding band you want. What makes this even better is that many bands will actually reduce their prices during this time, as demand is lower.
Some weddings are loosely based around a vague theme, such as summer, some are more specific, such as vintage or festival. Now this isn’t to say that your wedding needs to have a theme but rather, think of what type of vibe and feel you want to your wedding entertainment. If you do decide to go for a theme, it can be subtle.
A wedding has a schedule; it is very rare for a wedding to run on time. Due to this, it is essential that you take time into consideration, give things a little extra time and enjoy yourself. Moments in your wedding such as the drinks reception will probably run on for longer due to photographs being taken etc. Hiring some light entertainment will distract hungry guests for longer during this time.
You also need to take space into consideration when hiring a Scottish wedding band, if your venue is on the smaller side or the stage is miniscule, there is no point in hiring an 8-man band. It won’t be the right fit for the room and may look overcrowded once all of your guests are in.
Be sure to check if your venue has any restrictions before you put down a deposit. Some venues will have sound limiters if they are in a residential area or zone that requires them. This can prove disastrous for a live band as they’re music may get cut off mid-song if it’s too loud. This can impact the type of band that you can get without causing disruption to the music.
Your Scottish wedding band have likely had to travel some way to get to your wedding, even if they are local they still need to move and set up all their equipment, as well as soundproofing to ensure everything is okay for their performance. Providing them with a space to change, get ready and relax as well as some light refreshments before they perform is a nice gesture and will help them deliver a high energy performance.