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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 9 to 12 months before their wedding date. This means that if you are getting married in 2023, you should be looking now!

5 Steps to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Band

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

1. Do your research!

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

It’s also important to think about what your budget is. Depending on how much you are spending, 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.

  • Pro tip: Check out social media to see real reviews from happy brides and grooms in the comments!
  • Pro tip: Check out Youtube to see if the band has played at your venue, or other videos of them live at wedding!

2. Reach out and ask some questions!

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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 and cocktail hour music?
  • How many hours of music are provided?
  • Can you accommodate song requests?

3. Attend a showcase!

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Once you have discussed your vision with one of our event consultants, we will set you up to see some of the bands that we think would fit your wedding the best LIVE! A live band showcase is when you are invited to Ardmore Music Hall to see the bands 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 is unparalleled when you see the musicians perform live, and you really get a feel for the vibe of the band.


4. Choose your band!

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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! This is the reality of booking your wedding vendors in 2022 and 2023. With so many brides rescheduling their special day, wedding vendors 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!

5. Celebrate your wedding day!

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Now that you found the perfect band and your other vendors, 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 what we do!

Final Thoughts

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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

Blog Contributed by: Caroline Kinsey

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.