The Band chimed in during the speeches!

August 4, 2010 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

“When I met the wedding band I ultimately ended up hiring, I loved their sense of humor. They really seemed to take great joy in the wedding process, while at the same time being quite lighthearted about the whole thing. Imagine my horror when during my father-in-law’s speech, they kept rattling the drums and banging on the cymbals when he would make a joke. I know they were trying to be funny, but it was my wedding and not an episode of Letterman!!”

This goes back to our whole thesis about knowing who you hire. This, however, is a typical example of something you can probably not see coming and can not plan ahead for [which is why we are here]. One of the most important contributions a band can make to a wedding is knowing when to stop and what to do during the silent parts of the night. Just as you would not want the hotel quietly pumping in elevator music during the speeches, you do not want to hear the band chiming in either.

We recommend you sit with the band with both a schedule for the evening but don’t stick too strongly to that. Also spend some time with them so they can better understand you, your groom and your respective personalities. Then, hopefully, if something goes off the schedule [as it invariably does], they will have a better idea of what you would like to have happen. Hopefully, with enough time invested in the planning and communication with the band awful situations like this can be avoided!

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