Getting engaged and planning a wedding is supposed to be one of the most exciting times of your life. And it still can be! Though your dates and timelines may have changed due to COVID-19, the love you have for your partner has not. One way to keep the excitement of your engagement alive is by continuing to plan for your wedding. Here are five tips on how to find a wedding band during the pandemic.
- Check social media
Without live events to play, bands have been keeping their fans—and potential clients—entertained on social media. Whether they’re posting videos of virtual jam sessions or sharing throwbacks to past gigs, you’ll definitely be able to get a feel for the band you’re researching through their social feeds. You’ll also be able to see reviews that past clients have left on their Facebook page as well as WeddingWire and The Knot. Don’t forget to check out their Google reviews, too!
- Talk to your friends and family
Have you ever attended a wedding and found yourself on the dance floor the entire night? Talk to the bride and groom and see who their wedding band was. You already know what the band’s energy is like and how the wedding guests responded to their setlist. Also, you can ask them questions about other groups they considered and if they have any recommendations.
- Attend a virtual showcase
We know that one of the best parts of looking for a wedding band is going to see them in action. Even though live events have been put on hold, you can attend a virtual showcase instead! You don’t have to leave your house, and you have the opportunity to watch several bands perform all in one afternoon. Better yet—virtual wedding band showcases are free at EBE Talent!
- Watch videos
Most bands will have a YouTube channel with a bunch of videos you can watch. From highlight reels to full performances, you’ll be able to see the band in a variety of settings. Additionally, watching videos allows you to understand what their setup is like, what genres of music they cover, and the types of venues they’ve played. Look for videos that show how they fare in smaller or outdoor spaces.
- Ask for references
After you’ve completed your research online, reach out to the band. You’ll be able to ask questions directly to the bandleader, and you can ask for references as well. If you don’t personally know anyone who has booked this band before, they’ll be able to give you a list of past clients you can talk to to see how they’re experience was.
Once you find the perfect band for your wedding, you’ll be able to cross a huge item off your wedding planning checklist. Talk with the band about what your options are if you do need to change your wedding date. The phenomenal bands at EBE Talent will work with couples to accommodate any weddings affected by the coronavirus. Check out our full list of high energy wedding bands in Philadelphia.