Looking for a wedding band to provide live music for your reception? Here, you can read reviews of wedding bands that specialize in musical genres from country to jazz, R&B to rock, and much more. Whether you’re searching for a small ensemble or a larger wedding band, you’ll find lots of choices on WeddingWire.
The Paul Windsor Orchestra is a Naperville, Illinois-based and ten-piece wedding band. Paul provides the vocals along with two incredible female singers. There's also a rhythm section of guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, as well as a section including sax, trumpet and trombone. The Paul Windsor... (Wedding Bands Naperville)
New York City-based Soulsystem Orchestras can bring the rock to your wedding music. This multi-band group was founded in 1997 by Rob Affuso, the former drummer of heavy metal band, Skid Row. The bands define themselves as being “elegantly hip”. Since heavy metal isn't exactly the first style of... (Wedding Bands)
Around Town Entertainment is a full entertainment company specializing in live music for all types of events in the New York metropolitan area. The company offers five wedding bands consisting of professional New York musicians and vocalists, each providing an energetic yet sophisticated... (Wedding Bands)
The Mystic is Long Island and NYC's top wedding and party band! If you are looking for live entertainment that will keep your dance floor packed all night and leave your guests talking about your wedding for months after, then Mystic is the band that will leave that lasting impression! Who needs... (Wedding Bands)
About Music Pro: Bands, DJs, Musicians is a DJ and Band company in San Diego, California. This award-winning, dedicated and skilled team of professionals has been trusted by many couples to entertain their wedding. They offer soloists, bands, DJs, and even lighting services to clients. They want to... (Wedding Bands)
ESB (Endless Summer Band) provides live music entertainment to weddings and events in Indianapolis. Their nonstop energy will have your guests dancing all night long. Your visions will come to life as they tailor their music to you. Experience Voted best music in Indiana, their band has performed... (Wedding Bands)
Midwest Dueling Pianos is a wedding entertainment company based in Rochester, Michigan, and servicing the Detroit, Grand Rapids and Chicago areas. The group offers music entertainment and a comedy dueling piano show that will excite your guests. The high-energy performance and crowd interaction sets... (Wedding Bands)
Jenna's bridal boutique is constantly getting new designers and wonderful garments for our engaged couples! Dresses, bridesmaids, suits, mother of the bride and more - it's worth coming to check us out! With the largest network of local wedding vendors, WeddingWire offers the most... (Wedding Bands)
ADM Talent is a full service entertainment company that specializes in live music for weddings. Please inquire for live wedding footage or to see our bands live at one of our showcases. Be sure to also watch our 2017 promo video! Our bands excel at keeping the dance floor packed all night, combining... (Wedding Bands)
Mr. Big & the Rhythm Sisters brings the most irresistible interactive crowd involving fun to a reception! This unique act is the newest evolution in reception fun! Countless musical surprises and unparalleled versatility will have your crowd singing, dancing, jumping for joy... and most of all... (Wedding Bands Pensacola)
THE MOST BOOKED BAND IN TEXAS! In10City Band Showcase Nights! Don't miss this unique and exciting opportunity to see In10City Band live. We host showcase nights twice monthly at our facility in Addison, TX. This cool, ongoing event is completely unique in our market. Our showcase nights kick off... (Wedding Bands)
Steve Hester Band is a wedding band based in Ward, Arkansas. They play at weddings in the areas of Cabot, North Little Rock, and Fayetteville. They can perform as two- to six-member bands according to couples’ needs, always seeking to raise the energy levels of the wedding celebration for couples... (Wedding Bands Ward)
Hammers Entertainment is a wedding band based out of Kansas City, Missouri that specializes in dueling pianos. With over 85 years of combined experience, the musicians that make up Hammers Entertainment are some of the top artists in the industry. Couples can expect to enjoy their professional... (Wedding Bands)
Available to perform for weddings, The Forte Band is a musical group based in the Northfield and Chicago area of Illinois. Bandleader Chris Forte has played hundreds of weddings since 2000, and ensures the band are always current with their repertoire. Their goal is to keep the dance floor packed... (Wedding Bands Chicago)
A Live Band/DJ Experience Sometimes, one or the other is your only option. Not so with Jukebox. Over the past 11 years we have invented, defined and refined the Live Band/DJ Combo. Imagine an awesome live band, with the energy, talent and power that a live band brings. Now add to that the... (Wedding Bands)
The Royal Dukes Band is the function and events band that is not just your stock-standard "Wedding Band" With regular showcase performances and a free demo CD you can see and hear us live before booking, then pick and choose the size and configuration of your dream band. As full-time professional... (Wedding Bands)
The Bishops are a nationwide special-event band based in Carmel, Indiana. They offer a high-energy, multiple-genre experience that is appropriate for folks of all ages; it’s also quite interactive, so bonus points there. The Bishops can really customize their offerings based on your special... (Wedding Bands)
Mzz B Productions is a wedding music and entertainment company located in Nottingham, Maryland. The musicians have more than 10 years of experience in the industry and have opened or performed for celebrities around the world. They strive to provide top-notch service to all their clients. Services... (Wedding Bands)
Great Family Reunion is a wedding band in New York City, New York. This band was founded in Denver, Colorado, by Jordan Linit and Jonathan “Skippy” Huvard. They want to give you and your guests the ultimate music entertainment experience at your wedding. With years of experience, great attention to... (Wedding Bands)
Your wedding is more than just one big party, it is a sequence of special events, each deserving of it's own special place in time. And a wedding band can be a major piece of your big day. The wedding band has the responsibility of ensuring that your event moves smoothly and fluidly from one amazing moment to the next. Wedding bands create the right mood for each portion of the event with music. And WeddingWire has tons of options for finding the best band to suit your musical desires. Having the right music is an absolute must. Bad music choices can take away from the beauty of your special day.
Here are some things to consider when picking a wedding band.
Your wedding venue may have a list of musicians that they tend to work with, but that doesn't mean you need to make a selection from that list. It is important to check that there is nothing in your contract that doesn't allow you to have an outside band or singer. Make sure there are no noise limitations, need for extra power supplies, or other equipment a band may need. If there are, plan accordingly and tell the band ahead of time to see if they can work within those parameters. If not, it might be time to look for some more musical options.
Live Wedding bands tend to be more expensive than a DJ. This means a wedding band may be the thing that you splurge on for your big day while cutting back your budget on another area. Live bands provide a rich sound and allow for direct interaction with guests, which makes them a great option for your reception. It is important to note that a live band will likely take up more space than a DJ. You may need to start a conversation between your band and venue to make sure that there are ample accommodations. Ask any potential bands if they are performing at any public events in the near future. This gives you a chance to see them in person and decide if they fit your style. You also have the chance to see how they interact with the crowd and the venue staff.
Don't forget to check WeddingWire for reviews from real couples that have hired the band before. Advice from couples in the same boat as you are an absolute must when making those final decisions for your big day.
After searching around, reading reviews, and possibly seeing potential wedding bands perform, you'll make your selection. You should give the band two specific song lists. One should be songs and musical genres you absolutely want to hear and when you want to hear them during the day (i.e. processional, recessional, first dance, mother-son/ father-daughter dance). The other should be other should be songs and musical categories you absolutely do not want to hear. The band's covers may not sound exactly like the original artist but they will provide a more intimate experience for you and your guests.
You can have a band or DJ or both! It all depends on personal preference and how much you are willing to spend.
The last consideration should be the guest in attendance. It's your big day, but you also want your guests to have a good time. If you have older guests, have some classic songs from the 60s & 70s on your list. Make sure the band has a combination of both fast and slow songs to encourage all your guests to gather on the dance floor!