How to Hire a Live Band for Your Wedding

Have you and your partner finally gotten all the planning done for your big day? Well then, congratulations are in order! The next step is booking a live band for your wedding.

Hiring a wedding band can be difficult, but it’s well worth the effort because you’ll have professional and talented entertainers performing at your wedding. Here are some things to keep in mind when securing the services of a professional live wedding band!



  • What Kind of Music Do You Want?

The first and most important aspect of hiring a live wedding band is deciding what kind of music you want to be performed.

Will any songs be off-limits? Do you want to incorporate modern songs or stick with classical pieces? Having an idea of your preferred music style will make the hiring process go smoothly.


  • Who’s On Your Guest List?

Knowing who’s on the guest list is vital when hiring a live band. A professional live band can read your guests and know what to play and at what time. But they must understand the demography of guests beforehand if they are to do this.


  • What Type of Venue Are You Booking?

The venue is another important consideration. Are you getting married outdoors? Indoors? You have to know whether the venue is large enough for the band to set their equipment or instruments. And will there be enough room for dancing? These are all factors you must consider before hiring a band.

A quick Google search or call to the event coordinator of your chosen venue can tell you whether it’s accommodating for live bands. Doing this will also save everyone a lot of time and energy.

There’s nothing like live music to make people feel comfortable and welcome at a wedding. So, couples who hire a live band for their wedding can rest easy knowing they’ve made a great choice on entertainment.


Alex Levin Music Agency is Chicago’s premier live jazz and swing music band, and we’re excited as you are for your upcoming wedding!

Who have you always dreamed of performing at your wedding? A solo pianist or a guitarist? Or perhaps a jazz trio? You’ll love the wide range of elegant live bands we have; each talented individual is more than ready to throw a party on your big day. Click here to contact us today!

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