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September 7, 2022

How to Maximize The Value Of Your Live Band

When most people consider hiring a live band for their special event, they think glamour, elegance, and… big bucks. Fortunately, there are ways to hire a live band while getting incredible value out of what you’re spending. Did you know that you can customize your band size to your preferences and budget? Or that the number of band members you may need has just as much to do with genre preferences as with your guest count or event size? From day of event tips, to packaging your vendors, selecting bespoke add-ons, and customizing the size of your band, we’ll walk you through how to get THE MOST out of your event entertainment.

Choose the right band size for your vision and budget.
Whether you’re hosting a backyard soirée or a black-tie bash, we’re here to help you find the perfect band for your event. From a 3 piece to a 14 piece, our band is completely customizable. Small or low key cocktail events where conversation is the focus may only need a 3-4 piece instrumental group to play jazz and pop covers as background music. Or, to get your guests feet moving, choose a 5+ piece band. A blowout bash of 300+ guests may call for a 9-14 piece band that will bring the energy. Genre also matters when selecting a band size, especially if horns are needed to properly perform a song. Plus, a band with multiple lead singers, both male and female, will be able to perform a greater variety of tunes. Chat with us about your favorite styles of music and we’ll work together to find the right band for you!

Package your vendors.
We’re an all inclusive band, which means we can perform for your ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and even DJ your after party! This saves you budget and invaluable time while wedding planning since you won’t need to deal with multiple vendors. On top of that, we offer services beyond entertainment! When you book our Photography or Videography services through Lightwave Event Artists along with our band, you’ll receive 10% off any Photo-Video package so you can capture all the dance floor action.

Our lighting services, which will amplify your stage, dance floor, and venue, are also offered at incredible prices because we know lighting can take your party one step further and elevate the overall entertainment atmosphere.

Customize your Add-Ons.
Adding a few fun extras can really make a difference! Your booking will be completely tailored, making it that much more special. All our add-ons are optional, so you’ll get all the services you want without paying for those you don’t need. From MC service to cocktail music and DJ sets, lighting to Photo + Video services, drone coverage, and photo booths, we’ve got you covered.
Check out our Add-Ons here.

Throw an incredible party.
For weddings, other than actually getting married of course (!), our clients tell us they’re most excited to throw an amazing party! We’ve performed at so many events and have picked up tons of great tips for ensuring your guests have the most fun possible. To maximize energy and dancing and to get the most out of your band, we recommend keeping speeches concise and personal stories for the rehearsal dinner. Lengthy formalities should take place at the start of the night while guests are seated. Once they’re on the dance floor, we want to keep them there! If applicable, ask your venue to place the bars in the main room near the stage or have waiters offer your signature cocktails, late night snacks, or champagne on the dance floor itself. When you separate the dance floor from the beverages, you are almost certain to split the party in half.

Just have fun.
You’ve put all of your energy and hard work into planning this special night, so let loose, have fun, and make it one to remember!