Why A Live Wedding Band is Instrumental During the Reception

Wedding & Party Advice

If you are in the middle of planning an upcoming wedding, you likely have started to consider what sort of entertainment to have at your wedding. You want something that compliments you and your partner’s personalities, while also making sure that your guests will also enjoy the performance. In other words, you want something that will set the perfect mood and give you and your guests lasting memories.

For those wedding planners looking for something unique to set their wedding reception apart from the others, you might want to consider hiring a live wedding band. Live wedding bands have a true talent for engaging a whole crowd of people with different tastes in music, while also creating a fun vibe and captivating atmosphere.

Still on the fence about deciding whether a live wedding band might be the right choice for your reception? Let us persuade you! Below are some reasons why a live wedding band is the right choice for your wedding reception, and tips on how to right the right group.

Benefits of Having a Live Wedding Band Play at Your Reception

There are so many good reasons to hire a live band to play at your reception! Here are some of the biggest benefits of hiring a live wedding band.


Many live wedding bands specialize in a specific sound or style of music. As a result, you can customize the type of music played at your reception by hiring a band that really showcases not only your favorite style but also compliments the kind of vibe you want at your reception. Whether you’re looking for someone to play all the classics, or for someone to play something different and original, there is a live band that will fit the bill.


Not everyone who comes to your wedding will want to hit the dance floor. However, with a live wedding band, those guests will still be able to sit back and enjoy the live performance. Additionally, live wedding bands typically have several crowd-pleasing numbers in their repertoire, so there will be plenty of good music that everyone enjoys.


Live music is always more fun and exciting to listen to than a pre-selected playlist, and there’s just something special about watching a live band perform. They can engage with you and your guests in a way that will keep every entertained throughout the night. A live band typically has a knack for engaging the crowd and ensuring everyone is enjoying themselves.


A good wedding band will have a wide range of music to play at your reception. Furthermore, they will be able to read the mood of your guests and change up the playlist accordingly. They’ll have a good sense for when it’s time to speed up or slow down the tempo, or if a certain style of song just isn’t captivating the audience as much as they should. This ability to adapt ensures there won’t be a lull in the entertainment during your reception.


A live band’s ability to engage the crowd, customize songs and play crowd-pleasing favorites makes the whole experience that much more exciting and memorable. Having a live wedding band can really elevate the mood of a reception and make up some of your favorite wedding day memories for years to come.

How to Find the Perfect Live Wedding Band

If you think going with a live wedding band is the right choice for your wedding reception, there are a few tips to help you narrow down which band is the best choice. Before reaching out to bands, make sure you really narrow down what sort of music you want to be played at your reception, and talk with the band to see if they can accommodate that.

Once you’ve picked a few potential candidates to interview for your special, see if it’s possible to watch them perform live. Many bands perform at other public events, so it might be possible to see them perform at a local park or bar before hiring. This will help you not only see the band’s musical talent, but also will allow you to witness how they interact with the crowd. If seeing the band live isn’t an option, try to find a video recording of a performance instead.

Finally, make sure you go with a band that has a positive personality and is willing to accommodate you on your wedding day. You certainly don’t want to be butting heads with a stubborn band over issues that could have been hashed out before your big day. Make sure that the band is willing and able to fulfill all your requests before you book them.

Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days of your life. From your first kiss as husband and wife to the send-off at the end of the night, there will be many magical moments that will be truly unforgettable. Having a live wedding band can help make sure that the entertainment during your reception is one of the best memories of your special day!

Interested in hiring a live wedding band for your wedding reception? Attend one of our free live band showcases to see the impact a live band can make.

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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.