South Bend Weddings: Hiring A Wedding Band

South Bend Weddings, Wedding BandPlanning South Bend Weddings or Notre Dame Weddings can be daunting, especially finding the right wedding reception entertainment. The right wedding band, wedding orchestra or quartet can leave your guests begging for more at the end of the night, while the wrong entertainment can have your guests headed home early. South Bend Weddings is here to assist you in your wedding reception planning, here are several questions to ask wedding bands, orchestra and quartets when interviewing them.

  • How long has this group played together? Longer established groups stay together for a reason.
  • What percentage of your business is devoted to weddings? Wedding Entertainment is a different breed altogether – make sure they know what they are doing.
  • Do you provide demo tapes / videos of your group?
  • What styles of music does the group play?
  • Are the musicians in the band I see and choose going to be the same ones who will perform the day of my wedding?
  • How will the musicians be dressed?
  • Do you have back-up musicians?
  • Can I request specific songs to be played at my wedding?
  • Will I get live music at my cocktail hour?
  • How many breaks and for how long does the band take? Will you play a tape or CD in the meantime?
  • Does the group have an emcee that will act as Master of Ceremonies and announce the introductions, cake cutting, bouquet and garter tosses?
  • What is your payment policy? For how many hours?
  • Deposit amount? Due when? Balance due when? Forms of payment accepted? Cancellation policy?
  • When should I give you a list of my bridal attendees and special requests?
  • Do you play overtime? How much?
  • Do you provide a contract outlining exactly the services you will be providing? Never, under any circumstances, should you fail to get a contract in writing.
  • How do you interact with other vendors? From the wedding planner, to the caterers, to the photographers, to the photo booth, you want a band that works as a team with your other vendors and is willing to make announcements for them.
  • What can I do to make sure everything happens without a hitch?

Father & Daughter Music For a South Bend Wedding

One of the major questions in planning any wedding, in South Bend, is what song the Father & Daughter are going to dance to at the reception. We have complied a list of the most popular songs for the Father & Daughter Dance to help you in your wedding planning.
Click on the Song Title and be take to Amazon where you can listen to a short clip of the song and purchase the MP3!

A Whole New World Peabo Bryson Show Tune
A Wink And A Smile Harry Connick Jr Adult Contemporary
Beautiful In My Eyes Joshua Kadison Pop
Because You Loved Me Celine Dion Pop
Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle Christian
Daddy’s Hands Holly Dunn Country
Daddy’s Little Girl AL Martino Standards
Dance With My Father Luther VanDross R&B / Soul
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You Van Morrison Pop
Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart Pop
Hero Mariah Carey Pop
I Loved Her First Heartland Country
I’ll Stand By You The Pretenders Pop / Rock
In My Daughter’s Eyes Martina McBride Country
In My Life The Beatles Oldies
My Father’s Eyes Amy Grant Chrstian
My Girl The Temptations Mowtown
My Little Girl Tim McGraw Country
My Wish Rascal Flats Country
Sunrise, Sunset Fiddler On The Roof Showtune
The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra Standard
Unforgettable Nat & Natlie King Cole Standard
Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler Pop
You Raise Me Up Josh Groban Pop