How to Find a Wedding Band

Advice From Pros and Brides

Enjoy this informative blog written by our intern, Nick Cardillo, on searching for the perfect wedding band:

The decision to hire live entertainment for your wedding is one that is incomparable to any other option you might have considered. A wedding or dance band has the ability to bring a whole new element of entertainment and fun to your event that no DJ or iPod playlist can provide. But now, the next step in the process is to find the perfect band for you! Taking advantage of the following tips and tricks will make the path to finding a band for your event seamless and stress free.

Start With Your Venue

A great place to start is with your venue. Wedding planners and event executives at hotels, halls, and other locations often have preferred and time tested entertainment specialists. They will be able to refer you to wedding band agencies or specific bands that you would be able to hire for your big day.


Search Online Reviews

Another incredible way to hunt for your perfect wedding band is to do an online search. As simple as it sounds, this is one of the best ways to discover your ideal entertainment. WeddingWire has a search option that provides access to information for over 200,000 wedding vendors, many of which provide entertainment! You can help narrow down your search by searching “Band” from the drop-down list and including your city or venue location. From here, it is recommended to further narrow your search by choosing to sort the results by the number of reviews posted. This allows you to see the most time-tested and prominent entertainment agencies that can help provide you with the perfect band for your perfect night.

Visit Vendor Websites

Once you find a few vendors that have caught your eye, visit their individual website. Any good entertainment and event agency should have live video and bios of all of the bands posted on their website. But a great entertainment and event agency will even go as far as hosting a showcase in order for prospective clients to hear and see their future wedding band live.

Look for Versatility

While exploring which band is right for you, bear in the mind the vibe and energy that you will want the band to bring. Do you want a slow, relaxed jazz band? Or, would you prefer an up-tempo, high energy dance band? A great wedding band has the ability to cross from genre to genre, from playing the beautiful and elegant mother-son dance, to the infectious, “get up and dance” hits.

A Final Note From BVTLive! Founder and Jellyroll Bandleader, Kurt Titchenell

At BVTLive!, we pride ourselves on bringing the bride and the groom exactly what it is they’re looking for on their perfect day! We provide an incredible range of bands that can bring you any sound that you’re looking for. To listen to a handful of our bands, you can register for upcoming showcases on our website. All of our bands boast extensive song lists with the ability to learn new songs just for you!

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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.