Entertainment groups vs. independent bands?

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
Member
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@crackktheskyy:  I’m not married yet, but I’ve booked our entertainment – we had the choice of a live singer or a DJ from an entertainment company, for the same price ($450 for 5 hours). We were sent YouTube links of the live singer, and he was quite good… but we ended up going with the DJ.

Only because there are so many songs we love that have meaning for us and just wouldn’t be quite the same unless they were the original version (as opposed to a live singer’s). The company was recommended to us by the venue, and they had been hired for other events there previously, so that was reassuring.

Post # 6
Member
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@crackktheskyy:  Oh whoops, I totally misread your post :/ Sorry! In which case, there would be pros and cons to each…

I guess if you go via an entertainment group, it’s easier to get some feedback on a band’s performance at previous events, but they might charge more… If you go to an independent band, you might not be able to get the same feedback that easily, but you’d probably get a better price. It’s almost like deciding on whether to buy a secondhand car from a dealership or a private seller 😛

Sorry I’m not being very helpful… Just felt bad I misread your post. I hope someone else can give you better advice.

Post # 8
Member
830 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@crackktheskyy:  Maybe do some research on bands that are local to the area? See if they have a website or Facebook page. You might be able to glean some information on how the band is managed, their fees and what their style and services are like. Testimonials and reviews are always good to check out if they have them. Many band pages also have snippets of their music that you can listen to as well. And of course you can always phone up for more.

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors