“At Last,” by Etta James. “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” by Elvis. “Can’t Take My Eyes off of You,” by Frankie Valli or Lauryn Hill. Choosing a band for your Downeast, Maine, wedding is just as important as deciding on a song for your first dance as a couple! The right tunes can make or break your big day. From the moment you walk down the aisle to the end of the reception, the energy of the night relies heavily on the music.
4 Tips on Hiring a Band for your Downeast, Maine, Wedding
1. Research Local Bands in the Area
Hiring the right band for your wedding requires a little bit of research on your end. You or your wedding planner can find an array of valuable resources online that help to find local wedding bands in the area! Wedding Wire is a valuable tool that tells you about the band and their style. It also features photos, sound clips, videos, and reviews!
2. Hire the Band ASAP
If you want to ensure that you have the band of your dreams performing the soundtrack of your dream wedding night, then book them in advance! Give yourself plenty of time to research, create a loose playlist, and contact the bands. You want to make sure that the band is the right fit for you, so give yourself plenty of time to do so!
3. Pinpoint a Vibe You Want to Go for
You and your partner should decide on the style of music you want to play at the wedding. Maybe you want to stick something like smooth Sinatra jazz or frisky Motown classics by Marvin Gaye. Perhaps you’d prefer a more contemporary feel with the most recent pop hits. You might even enjoy an eclectic mix of everything! These are all things to consider when deciding on a band.
4. Discuss What You Expect from the Band Prior to Hiring
There are so many reasons to hire a band for your wedding day. The soon-to-be-married couple needs to determine what they expect from the band and to make sure they’re both on the same page. Ask yourself:
- How long do we want the band to perform at the reception?
- What kind of music will our friends and families enjoy?
- How much money are we willing to spend?
- What kind of style do we want the band to have?
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Host Your Dream Wedding at Pilgrim’s Inn
While selecting a band or DJ to play at your Downeast, Maine, wedding is crucial to planning the big day, so is choosing a venue! Pilgrim’s Inn’s remote location, on Deer Isle, surrounded by natural beauty makes it the perfect backdrop for exchanging vows and saying, “I do.” Our beautiful 1700s seaside property also boasts twelve rooms and three separate cozy cottages so that you and your families can all stay in one place!
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