A wedding is, without a doubt a special milestone in your life. Family and friends get together to celebrate the love that you and your partner share. Such a celebration involves meticulous planning, everything has to be spotted on ranging from the gown worn by the bride to the food served to the guests. Music plays an important role too, which is why you should consider hiring The Muse Entertainment.
Why Hire A Live Band
A special occasion remains incomplete without music to enhance the mood. The live band can create the right ambiance for guests to relax and enjoy the party. The performance can also set the tone of the special occasion, adding energy and excitement to the event. Guests will be left with special memories of your big day, which they will find hard to forget. Perhaps this is a reason why we celebrate marriages in the first place – to create unforgettable moments that guests, family members, and the couple can share with each other for the rest of their lives.
Selecting the Right Live Band for your Wedding
The most special day in your life deserves the right wedding band; as well as a wedding emcee. However, hiring the perfect band for the event could be a bit of a challenge. To ease your stress, we have an easy step-by step-guide that will help you shortlist the right wedding live band:
- Begin your research early
Some of the best bands in town are very busy and require to be booked sometimes a year in advance. That is exactly why you need to begin your research early. This will provide you ample time to conduct a thorough search before shortlisting the bands you wish to hire. The other advantage of beginning early is that you can also meet multiple bands in person. You can then gauge whether they will be a good fit for your wedding and be more selective in what band will play for your celebration.
- Previous experience
This is perhaps a bit of a grey area. We have personally known bands who are multitalented and multifaceted. They can play at any kind of event and leave an impression behind on the crowd. You will need to make up your mind on whether you are looking for a band with specific experience in weddings. The benefit of having a specific experience is that the band will be well versed with what they need to do on the day. The choice is completely personal. You can either go with the tried and tested or hire a band with no experience, in the hopes that they will bring lots of energy and a fresh voice to the performance.
- The Band’s role
Another important point to consider before you make your choice is to know the role of the band which would be playing at your wedding. Different bands have different personalities: some are more inclined to be the center of attention, while others prefer to be more of a background act. You may want a band who will get everyone on their feet, or you may prefer a group who will just play their set. What is important here is that you communicate to the band the style of entertainment you are looking for.
- The song list
Each couple will wish to have their own specific songs to be played during the wedding. Create your song list and share it with your prospective live band. Remember that the songs you choose will be played at vital moments during the occasion.
For instance, when you open the dance floor to the guests, ensure that the first song is upbeat and energetic. The song list will help the band understand the kind of music they are expected to perform, and it will also help you gauge how comfortable the group is with performing them.
- Dress code
This particular item may not even cross your mind. You will most certainly be focused on what you and your partner will wear at the wedding. The reason why dress code is one of the guides is because what the band wears will also leave an impression on the event. This is especially true if you have chosen a theme for the special day.
Check with the band whether they will be comfortable performing in a specific dress code. Our advice here is to match the wedding band’s dress code to the theme of the occasion.
Checklist To Consider
Before you hire a live band with The Muse, here are a few things to consider:
- Budget – You certainly don’t have to break the bank, but you will need to think of how much you wish to spend on the band. Be flexible with the figure you have in mind.
- Transportation – Check whether the wedding band has their own transport or whether you will have to make the necessary arrangements. You may need to abudget for fuel costs if the band does not have their own transport.
- Breaks – How many breaks are the band likely to take? Some bands prefer to power through the event, while some may prefer a more relaxed pace. Discuss it with the group you have shortlisted.
- Technical Systems – Some bands may bring their own sound system along, others may require you to arrange it. Check with the band what they would prefer.
Get The Best Wedding Live Band in Malaysia
The Muse has been overseeing intimate weddings as well as grand celebrations for more than a decade now. We have on our roster skilled and experienced musicians who will enhance the experience of your special day. They are certainly among the best wedding bands in Malaysia, so you can feel confident as your wedding will be a joyous event to be remembered.