Wedding Reception & Special Event FAQ’s

Q: Will the band make announcements during the reception/event?
A:  Yes.  We’ll be happy to make any announcements for you.  We can introduce the wedding party (please provide us with a list of members in order, along with help on any “tricky” names) as well as announce any events (cake cutting, first dance, etc.).  Our wireless microphone is also available for your use for any announcements or toasts during the reception/event. 

Q: Will background music be played during dinner and/or breaks?
A:  Yes.  We will play light pre-recorded music (through a CD player that is connected to our PA system) during dinner and breaks.  We have many selections but encourage you to bring your favorite CD’s if you prefer to do so.  The band will usually begin playing after dinner and “first” dances or special announcements.

Q: How should we choose songs for the first dance, father/daughter dance, etc.?
A:  We recommend that you choose any songs you want and then provide us with CD’s to play during those events.  We will announce the dances as they occur and play the CD over our PA system during these dances.

Q: How long does the band play?  And how will the band members dress?
A:  We will begin playing after dinner and any special dances and/or announcements are completed.  We will finish performing no later than three hours after that.  We will also take a couple short breaks during the performance and you are welcome to use the time as you like (announcements, toasts, etc.) otherwise we will play pre-recorded music during these breaks. It is standard for us to wear matching suits for a wedding reception or event unless a request is made otherwise.

Q: When will the band need access to the facility?
A:  We need access 2 hours before the first guests are expected to arrive.  That way we can be set up out of the way when they begin to enter the facility.  

Q:  What if the reception/event agenda changes at the last minute?
A:   No worries.  We’re very flexible and will try our best to accommodate any last minute changes or requests.  Weddings and events are difficult to plan and sticking to the schedule is sometimes impossible.  We recommend that you appoint a “messenger” (perhaps a member of the wedding party, company or family member) to let us know when announcements are needed and/or changes occur.

Q:  Do you need a stage?  And what kind of electricity does the band require?

A:   Our setup is very small and efficient.  We don’t require a stage but, if available, it is a useful tool in that it separates (and elevates) the band from the crowd.  Stage size should be at least 16’ x 12’.  As for electricity, two 20-amp circuits will do.  Unless negotiated otherwise, we provide our own sound and lighting equipment and on-site technician.