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Did you know that 40% of couples spend up to 15 hours each week planning their wedding?

From the dress to the rings to the perfect venue, there is a lot of planning involved. But one thing that’s normally left until the last moment is the music!

The task of hiring the right wedding band musicians is vitally important for your big day. Your music sets the tone for the entire event, after all.

But before you hire a wedding band, what are the important things you keep in mind? We’ve got 5 vital tips so that your wedding music will get the party started.

Are you ready? Grab your dancing shoes. Vamos (let’s go)!

1. Plan Ahead

You might think the dress is number one priority, but hiring live bands for wedding receptions should be one of the first things you tick off your list.

Organizing musical bands for weddings is vital if you’re planning a destination wedding.

You may even need to book highly-sought-after bands for weddings a year or more in advance. But, it’s always good to book your venue first.

This will help you to decide which wedding music bands to choose, as you will know the size of the performance space and acoustics.

wedding band setup

2. Decide on the Details

Before you start the search for wedding music bands, you need to have a few details in hand. Here are some vital details to decide upon before booking:

  • Your preferred genre and wedding theme
  • A list of songs you NEED them to play
  • Your budget
  • Your venue location
  • When do you want the band to play (for dancing, during dinner, the ceremony or all?)

Plan these vital elements first and the band you choose will fit into the wedding day without any hiccups.

3. Do Some Digging

When you try to find a wedding band, Google will hit you with a ton of options.
How can you narrow down the list?

While you may not be able to actually see the band live in action, you can see testimonials from people who have. 92% of customers believe recommendations from people over advertising. So skip past the ads, and read the reviews instead.

Dissatisfied brides will, no doubt, speak their mind for good or for bad!

Many bands for weddings also include videos and sound clips from their performances. This will help you to figure out if they match the style you’re looking for.

4. Question Time

Once you’ve narrowed down your list, you need to ask the right questions. Such as:

  • When are you available?
  • What’s the genre? Which songs do you play?
  • Which instruments do you play?
  • Are you flexible and able to play special requests?

And the most important question: Can you play the song for our first dance? If they’re not willing to learn your special song, then you might have to look elsewhere.

wedding first dance

5. Hold Up Your End of the Deal

Most professional bands for weddings will lay out a contract that spells out their needs. Everything from food and drink to set-up time and costumes should be in the contract.

And whatever you agree on, stick to your word!

The Best Wedding Band Musicians in Spain

It’s clear to see that hiring wedding music bands isn’t as easy as picking the first group you spot on Google. You need to do your homework, plan ahead, and have all the details in hand.

If you’re looking for wedding band musicians in Spain, you’ve come to the right place. Our performances create an energetic atmosphere that will make your wedding unforgettable. But don’t take our word for it, take a look at these video testimonials and contact us for a quote today.

Do you like this post? We appreciate your time and hope we have helped you with these tips to find a nice Barcelona Wedding Band for your event. If you liked it, do not hesitate to share it on social networks with the buttons you will find below to reach more people, we also invite you to leave your comment. We hope you come back soon and we wish you a great day.


We are Calle Habana, a professional music band specialist in performances for weddings and events for more than 15 years. We are passionate about everything related to the weddings and entertainment world and enjoy every minute that we share our music with all of you.

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