How To Choose Your Wedding Band - 5 Best Tips

Written by Lexi Ross from Ms Lexi & Celestial Band

With over 10 years' experience playing live as a band, we have worked with a lot of couples planning their dream wedding. Below is our list of tips to help you find the best wedding music band for your big day!

1) Decide What Kinds of Music You Would Like Played

When people ask “what kind of music do you like?”, it can be a hard question to answer. Before you go hunting for a wedding band, have a think about the genres of music you would like played. Are you a jazz fan? Would you like a niche wedding band who specifically plays jazz music? Or do you like a mix of top 40 hits across genres? Would like a little bit of pop, rock, county, soul and R&B music played at your wedding? If so, perhaps a more general cover band is best for you!

2) Have an Idea Of Your Budget

How much money can you afford to spend on live music for your wedding? The cost of our wedding band (Ms Lexi & Celestial Band) is a little more than double the cost of a DJ. However, we offer you four live musicians and singers in our 4-piece band. Therefore, we’re double the price of a DJ, but four times the value!

3) Have Your Wedding Date & Venue Booked

It goes without saying, it’s a lot easier for us to let you know if we’re available, if you have a confirmed date!

4) Research You Prospective Band Online

This applies whether you are shopping for a product, service, or a wedding band. Have a look at your prospective band’s photos and videos. Definitely look for video evidence of past weddings and live performances! Unless you’re specifically looking for an ‘up and coming’ band, it would be wise to see that your band has some experience.

5) Look At Their Best & Worst Reviews

This is a little trick that we love to use. Go to Google and pull up your prospective band’s reviews. Look for the best and the worst review. What does their most angry and disgruntled customer say about them? These might reveal some red flags you may want to take heed of before booking that band for your wedding day!

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our five best tips when booking your wedding band! If you’re in Melbourne, Australia and looking for a live music band, be sure to check out Ms Lexi & Celestial Band. We are live music experts! With a killer Song list, we really do have a song for everyone!