Can You Give Your Live Wedding Band a Playlist?

It’s a common question couples often ask. The answer is both yes and no. It depends on the band and their style.

Some bands are very open to taking requests and will gladly play whatever you want. Others may be more particular about their setlist and only want to play songs they know well. And still, others may not take requests at all. The tips below will help you decide what to do before booking a live band for your wedding.

  • If They Take Requests

If the band does take requests, be sure to give them plenty of notice so they can prepare the song. Also, keep in mind that they may not be able to play every song on your list, depending on the length of the event and the number of guests.

It’s best to keep the playlist relatively short and sweet, with a few memorable songs you know your guests will love!


  • If They Don’t Take Requests

For those bands that don’t take requests, there are still ways to make sure they play all of your favorites.

You can create a custom setlist from their repertoire, or you can simply let them know which songs you want to hear and let them work it out for themselves.

Either way, be sure to give the band plenty of lead time, so they have time to practice any unfamiliar songs on your list.


If you’re unsure whether your band would be open to playing a specific song, the best bet is to ask them in advance. That way, there are no surprises on the day of your event.

And if you’re hoping to hear a particular song, you can always make a special request and see if the band is willing to accommodate.

Overall, working with live wedding bands can be a fun and exciting experience for you and your guests. Just remember to take the time to communicate well with the band beforehand, so everyone is happy with the final product!

We’ll tell you this: You’ll love everything we play at your wedding! And who are we? Alex Levin Music, New York’s famed live jazz and swing music band!

We’re professional wedding and event entertainers who make every wedding unique for our clients. We have several award-winning bands, each with a distinct style, ready to play at your New York wedding. Our bands will charm and keep you entertained throughout the special event!

You’ll find us playing sweet tunes from York City to Philly, including New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, Long Island, and the Northeast. Contact us here today!

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