Wedding Bands

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.

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Sarlas Music
Sarlas Music
96 reviews
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Sarlas Music offers live-music entertainment in the Chicago area. This wedding band wants to get to know you so that they can customize an entertainment package with your vision and deliver an energetic performance to keep your dance floor packed all night long. Their talented musicians play the... (Wedding Bands)

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Elegant Music Group
Elegant Music Group
523 reviews
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Elegant Music Group is a professional entertainment company based in Montclair, New Jersey that will create a spectacular and immersive experience for your special day. They will seamlessly integrate their own creativity with your unique ideas to provide you with talented performers and personalized... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $6,800
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Party of Nine
Party of Nine
57 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Buffalo, NY

WNY's most in demand party band! Party of Nine is a high-energy group of musicians performing for weddings and corporate events in Western New York. Party of Nine specializes in music of all types, playing hit songs that get your party started and dancing all party long! Check out our web site... (Wedding Bands Buffalo)

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Park Avenue Orchestra
Park Avenue Orchestra
57 reviews
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The Park Avenue Orchestra is an exciting event entertainment band in Chicago, Illinois. This band can provide complete music and entertainment services for wedding receptions, ceremonies, cocktail hours, rehearsal dinners, and even corporate and other formal events in Chicago and the surrounding... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $6,000
Soda
Soda
108 reviews
· Wedding Bands

Soda is a unique band located in Bartlett, Illinois. This award-winning band can play excellent covers of a variety of popular music and sound just like the original. With an extensive playlist and great attention to detail, they are sure to make your event fun, exciting and interesting. Since 2008,... (Wedding Bands)

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Legends Undercover
Legends Undercover
14 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Saint Louis, MO

Legends Undercover is a professional wedding band and entertainment service based out of Saint Louis, Missouri. This company is a perfect fit for couples who can’t get enough of the best songs from the '90s and 2000s. This group has traveled as far as Las Vegas, Nashville, Birmingham, Kansas City,... (Wedding Bands Saint Louis)

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Polaris
Polaris
12 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Washington, DC

Based out of Washington, DC, Polaris is a live entertainment wedding band. Composed of a team of experienced and highly skilled musicians, this group performs crowd-pleasing arrangements alongside their signature spirited presence. This eight-piece band’s dynamic musical capabilities accommodates a... (Wedding Bands Washington)

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Super M
Super M
2 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Pago Pago, AS

Super M is a company that specializes in providing stunning jewellery for weddings and other special events. Designs offered We back all of our jewellery with a lifetime guarantee. We provide band sizing and cleaning for the life of each piece. An appraisal is also included with any purchase. This... (Wedding Bands Pago Pago)

Most Popular Price $2,287
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Windy City Soul
Windy City Soul
5 reviews
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A professional entertainment company based out of Chicago, Illinois, Windy City Soul caters to weddings and special events. They can provide a 12- to 20-piece band, including singers and a DJ, plus sound and lighting equipment to ensure your big day is a success. Your band will also include a... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $7,000
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Buford T. Judd & the Dumptrucks
Buford T. Judd & the Dumptrucks
3 reviews
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Buford T. Judd & the Dumptrucks is a professional band based out of Geneva, Illinois that specializes in performing for weddings and special events. This talented group of musicians plays cover songs in a variety of genres and know how to get the party started. Fun and entertaining for all ages,... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $2,812
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Orphée
Orphée
Wedding Bands · Ile-de-France, FR

Orphée is a wedding band located in Paris, France. Comprised of singer Margot Fauquereau, pianist Paquito Guillo, and drummer Damien Jameau, this band offers a vast, comprehensive selection of musical options that will complement the elegance of any wedding event. The band emanates a warm and... (Wedding Bands Ile-de-France)

Most Popular Price $1,400
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The New Orleans Spice Brass Band
The New Orleans Spice Brass Band
1 review
· Wedding Bands · New Orleans, LA

The New Orleans Spice® Brass Band has performed locally in New Orleans and worldwide for over 25 years. Performances; International Jazz Festivals, a debutant event in Venice, Italy, Canadian Festivals, Music and food festivals, Winner of the French Quarter Festival “Battle of the Bands.” Performing... (Wedding Bands New Orleans)

Most Popular Price $2,800
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Manhattan City Music
Manhattan City Music
65 reviews
· Wedding Bands · New York, NY

Based in the New York area, Manhattan City Music provides the finest music and entertainment to make your big wedding day memorable. They are entirely focused on making your big day the perfect balance of fun and elegant. If you're looking for high-quality entertainment at an affordable price,... (Wedding Bands New York)

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Libido Funk Circus
Libido Funk Circus
56 reviews
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Libido Funk Circus, a party wedding band in the Chicago, Illinois area, covers the most popular songs from the 1960s to today. This band covers dance music that will get guests on their feet and keep them there throughout the reception. In addition to being musicians, this team also works as... (Wedding Bands)

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Head Over Heels Band
Head Over Heels Band
2 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Staten Island, NY

Head Over Heels Band is a musical band and entertainment company located in Staten Island, New York, specializing in weddings and other celebratory events. With a passion for giving a lively and high-energetic performance, the nine-piece band strives to deliver a professional service that keeps each... (Wedding Bands Staten Island)

Most Popular Price $7,498
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Diamond Empire Band
Diamond Empire Band
79 reviews
· Wedding Bands

High Energy Live Music to Pack Your Dance Floor!We're live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters, infusing every event with energy and full dance floors. We're here to make your wedding the greatest party of your life!The Diamond Empire are a premium, customizable 3-14 piece band... (Wedding Bands)

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Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos
Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos
181 reviews
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Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos is a high-energy wedding experience. Ceremony through reception, F&F are wedding specialists who thrive on creating amazing memories for you and your guests.Experience Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos has a wide range of trained pianists and vocalists who are capable... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $3,250
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The Special Edition Band
The Special Edition Band
53 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Dallas, TX

The Special Edition Band is a wedding band that serves Dallas, Texas. The group of seasoned musicians has been performing at weddings for more than 10 years. They offer a variety of musical genres, from dance and jazz to funk and hip-hop. The band can adapt to your needs depending on your style and... (Wedding Bands Dallas)

Most Popular Price $6,500
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Radio Tokyo
Radio Tokyo
7 reviews
· Wedding Bands · Washington, PA

Radio Tokyo is a band based out of Washington, Pennsylvania, that serves the Pittsburgh region. This established, energetic band has been around for more than 10 years touring in clubs in various cities. Radio Tokyo brings a live show to couples who want to dance all night long. The band consults... (Wedding Bands Washington)

Most Popular Price $5,000
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Sound Society Band
Sound Society Band
8 reviews
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Sound Society Band - Unrivaled Entertainment! Welcome to Sound Society, an elite music agency performing in New York City & Washington, DC. Sound Society partners with highly selective clients to create upscale events that are distinctive and unrepeatable. Their artists are among the world’s most... (Wedding Bands)

Most Popular Price $10,000
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Choosing From the Best Music 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.

Wedding Music Selection Advice

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.

Accommodate Guests with Reception Music Selection

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!