When it comes to choosing a Chicago wedding entertainment, you must be careful when making your selection, or you run the risk of wasting the money that you will spend on the reception, the flowers, and the food. You may ask how that is possible; well, imagine if the group choose not to turn up on the wedding day. This will vastly ruin your reception and thus the need to hire a professional band for your occasion. Here are some things that you need to consider when hiring a Chicago wedding band.
Make sure that you go through as many reviews as possible. If they have a specific date they were written, that is better. Showing the specific date tells you that the band is doing consistently high-quality work over a period and not just one wedding in three years. See whether the reports are detailed and enthusiastic or they are merely a thank you note written at an unspecified date.
How versatile is the band? Try finding out if they have the ability to play a wide variety of music to keep all your guests dancing. The band should show an extensive list of their repertoire. It is equally important to know if the group can learn new songs for you and if they will charge you for this.
Check their Videos
The the band should be able to provide you with a video from a recent live wedding. This far much better than a video shot in the studio as it can be manipulated and modified over and over. The band has only one chance at your wedding thus the need to show the crowd’s reaction when the band is playing.
Credibilty of the Band
See the awards or honors that the band has produced as well as any list of their prestigious clients. Check to see their experience and other things like whether they have changed their name or their personnel a couple times. You can also search for them online and see their rank in the search engines.
Take into account things like how fast they get back to you after leaving a message, whether they have an office staff, and whether you can get to talk to the leader, or you will have to deal with assistants and consultants. Also, see how fast they respond to your emails, and whether they remember your last conversation and whether they seem to care about you as a person or just an account numner.
You must also check to see what other additional resources they have to help you from the time you sign the contract until the wedding day. This could include resource centers that you can choose your music from, or a template of your schedule to keep you organized.