BVTLive! Blog Article- How to Choose Your Wedding Band

How to Choose Your Wedding Band – BVTLive!

Did you know that music is one of the most important parts of your wedding day? According to a WeddingWire survey of wedding guests, 95 percent said that the music played at the reception will determine how much fun they will have.

Experts say that couples should start researching their wedding band soon after their engagement and book their band 12 to 15 months before their wedding date. This means that if you are getting married in 2024 & 2025, you should be looking now!

Five Steps to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Band

The first step to choosing the perfect wedding band for you is…


1. Do Your Research on your Future Wedding Band

At BVTLive, we have lots of resources for you to research your potential wedding band. This includes InstagramFacebook, Tiktok, Youtube videos, and our website! It’s also a good idea to check out the reviews on your wedding webite, WeddingWire, ZOLA, and The Knot.

It’s also important to think about what your budget is. Depending on how much you are willing to spend, you may be more interested in a larger or smaller band. These are all important factors to consider, so do your research so you know exactly what you want.

#WeddingProTip: Check out social media to see real videos of your entertainment company on the ground at weddings, as well as  real reviews from happy brides and grooms in the comments!

#WeddingProTip: Check out Youtube to see if the band has played at your venue, or other videos of them live at weddings!

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2. Reach Out to your Entertainment Specialist and Ask Questions!

When couples reach out to us, we often try to encourage them to ask us some questions to find out which band would be a good fit.

Here are some questions you should ask:

  • How many members are in the band?
  • Do you provide ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music?
  • How many hours of music are provided?
  • Can you accommodate song requests?
  • Can you learn new songs for my special dances

Check out our FAQ page for additional questions that we find couples ask us during the booking process!

3. Attend a Live Wedding Band Showcase!

Once you have discussed your vision with one of our entertainment specialists, we will set you up to see some of the bands that we think would fit your wedding the best at our live wedding band showcase! A live band showcase is a night out where you are able to see your future wedding band perform, live. This is an exciting step in the process because it is usually when you will fall in love with the band. The energy and experience are unparalleled when you see the musicians perform live, and you really get a feel for the vibe of the band.

To sign up for a BVTLive! Live wedding Band showcase, click here!

4. Choose Your Wedding Band!

Now that you have seen the bands that you had your eye on and determined which one is perfect for you, it’s time to book the band! We recommend locking in your band before someone else does, especially on prime dates in peak season. This is the reality of booking your wedding vendors in 2024 and 2025. With so many brides scheduling their special day, wedding professionals are booking twice as many events than previous years! The hardest part of our job is telling you that your favorite band was just booked by someone else!

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5. Celebrate your Wedding Day with Premier Philadelphia Event Entertainment!

Now that you found the perfect band and your other Philadelphia wedding professionals, it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the magic of your wedding day! Our musicians pride themselves on being true professionals that will make sure your day goes off without a hitch. Weddings and events are not just what we do, but our passion.

If you have any questions or if you would like to get some information about our award-winning Philadelphia wedding bands, please feel free to visit our website at, call our office at 610-358-9010, or send us an email at

Guided by his experience as the bandleader of Philadelphia’s top band, Jellyroll, and President of BVTLive!, Kurt Titchenell has kept dance floors packed and created unforgettable memories for thousands of events nationwide! Widely acclaimed as an entertainment expert, Kurt and BVTLive! have earned the most prestigious accolades in the industry. Most notably were two Jellyroll performances at The White House. Kurt's dedication to the success of every event is evident through his passion for creating the ultimate party experience. As President of BVTLive!, Kurt is committed to making your event a success.