- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Being disorganized and screwing over the bride/groom negates good singing. Don’t let this be your wedding. You only have one chance to get it right. I wouldn’t chance it with this band!!! (Orange County, CA but they travel)
We had a beautiful wedding, but no thanks to Le Toan (or Antoine)’s band, Banh Nhac Love Du Jour. Antoine is the MC/singer he also played with the Live Rhythm Band, who initially connected us to Le Toine, stating he is one of the best.
I wonder if they truly have wedding experience or discriminated our wedding as smaller and didn’t bother to be pre-pared. (Even though you can see from the venue that it was going to be an especially nice wedding.)
I don’t know, but we were sad :(, for days after even.
They just kept screwing up, one after another.
1.Lack in Professionalism: They didn’t check-in or pre-pare well. Le Toan defended his miss-haps by saying he was “confused”. This is despite our wedding coordinator checking-in with him and him saying they were pre-pared. As a professional he should have made certain he wasn’t confused, instead of waiting to screw up and then saying you were confused. *BTW, we emailed him in advance lists of our specific requests.
2. Poor Customer Service: Le Toan was VERY resistant to playing from our music list (until we got mad at them). How can ANYONE assume to know a bride/groom well enough after 1-2 meetings to perform without considering our preferences, the people PAYING you!
3. Lack in professionalism (or common sense?): Le Toan NEVER checked-in with us about their attire. They wore Hawaiian shirts and Leis at our VERY high-end, outdoor wedding. His band made it look like we were having an island BBQ Luau.
Antoine’s reason? because it was going to be hot and it’s an outdoor wedding.
(They looked appropriate at another hotel wedding of 500 people. Sometimes he made me feel discriminated against because we had a smaller Vietnamese wedding, even though ours cost WAY more than most Vietnamese weddings of 500. We didn’t expect them to be in a 3-piece suite, but appropriate to our event!)
4. Poor Performance: Le Toan publically humiliated my in-laws with a very bad joke about not announcing more relatives on their side. This made them extremely embarrassed and ashamed. A lot of guests later agreed that it was an extremely bad joke. There was another joke I cannot recall at this time, but it resulted in a similar bad feeling.
5. Ill-prepared : They Screwed up our Grand Entrance song. He played our Grand Entrance song for the Bridal party. Then paused it and played it again for us! WTF (Again, didn’t use our play list OR he barely look at it!)
6. Lack Experience: He played loud CLUB music when the reception 1st started. When guests were looking for their seats and trying to talk to each other! It’s not a teenage birthday party!! It was weird and many people questioned us about it. I told him we loved to have a good time, but how does THAT translate to pumping dance music everywhere you can put it. There is a time and place! Guests wanted to sit, eat and talk NOT get on the dance floor and freak!
7. Ill-prepared: He screwed up our recessional music. We had a Beatles song and he ended up playing a generic wedding song.
8. Ill-prepared :Nang Ha miss-pronounce our name as well as others.
9. Poor Performance: The band was not quite in sinc and even though my wedding coordinator tried so hard to give them ques, they were typically off and appeared to not be working with her ques. Our coordinator was Very upset with them, along with us.
10. Lack in Professionalism: Their DJ, did not play off of our music list either. (Even at the end, the bride and groom got dismissed!).
It really affected my husband, since he worked hard on getting our music list together, picking out the right music for our entrance/ceremony, and MP3’s for these people. In the end we felt like they dismissed us completly and left an extremelly bad taste in our mouths. My husband was upset even days after.