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Book the Best Live Band for Your Atlanta Wedding

When you’re tying the knot, it’s important to plan every aspect of the big day in advance so you can focus on celebrating your marriage. That includes finding the best live music in Atlanta to set the scene, whether you’re aiming for a high-energy party band that gets even your grandmother on the dance floor, or something more intimate. Here’s how to book a wedding band if you’re planning to get married in Georgia.

Should you have live music at your wedding?

Booking a live band for your wedding reception creates a unique, memorable experience for your guests. Even the best sound system with recorded music can’t create the same ambiance that live ensembles can achieve. Furthermore, live musicians are flexible and can roll with the punches, so you won’t have any awkward AV issues interrupting your special moment. You’ll just need to make sure that the venue you choose can accommodate live music.

How much does a wedding band cost in Atlanta?

That depends on several factors, including the type of band you want, the season, and whether you want music during the ceremony or just the reception. For example, a full brass band with vocalists is going to cost more than a jazz trio or quartet. The best way to estimate the price for your Atlanta wedding band is to request a quote. To give you a general idea, however, a study from The Knot found that the average cost for a wedding band is $4,300.

Can a live band play at a wedding?

Of course! Live music is common at weddings. 13% of couples who got married in 2021 booked a live band for their reception, according to The Knot. Having a live brand is a great way to bring your guests to their feet, so your families can come together through music and dancing. You’ll just need to make sure you book the appropriate venue for live music, so discuss the idea with your wedding planners.

How long do live bands play at weddings?

Wedding bands typically play for about two hours over a three- to four-hour period if they’re just providing music for the reception, while ceremony and reception packages often call for four hours of playing time. Typically, wedding bands have scheduled breaks, so they’ll often play for two 60-minute sets or three 40-minute sets. When you book your wedding band, you’ll be able to discuss the timing so you know exactly what to expect on your special day.

What kind of music do wedding bands play?

The best wedding bands tailor their song list to your individual musical taste. The first dance is often slow and romantic, followed by dance songs that get everyone moving. Wedding music can incorporate styles such as Motown, disco, funk, hip-hop, oldies, and classic rock. Brass Animals can also provide a jazz band or New Orleans-style brass band for a high-energy dance party. Most wedding bands can accommodate requests if you share a playlist prior to the event.

What to consider before booking a live wedding band

  • Budget: Talented musicians are generally more expensive than DJs. A full band may be what you want to set the tone of your wedding day, but you’ll need to first ensure you have room in your budget.
  • Timing: When do you want live music at your wedding event? Consider how long you want your music band to play.
  • Space: Is the space large enough for the band and configured for audio equipment? Does the venue have a sound limiter to avoid noise complaints? Who will be responsible for the set-up? Get the logistics sorted out before the big day.
  • Musical style: Do you want acoustic instruments and vocals, or are you looking for that big band sound? Make sure the band you choose can also accommodate specific song requests that are important to you.
  • Band reputation: Read testimonials and watch videos before you choose the top wedding band for your special day. You’ll want to ensure that other couples were satisfied with the band before you book. Brass Animals has been recognized with a Couple’s Choice Award from WeddingWire and can offer a wedding performance like no other.

Let Brass Animals take care of your wedding reception

The band members at Brass Animals can handle musical accompaniment for everything from that initial walk down the aisle to the final dance. Brass Animals can even connect you with the best vendors to help with your wedding planning. Our local troupes are as experienced with weddings as they are with corporate events and other special events, so keep us in mind anytime you want to celebrate. If you’re aiming for an unforgettable wedding, request a quote to find out how Brass Animals can make the wedding of your dreams magical.

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