T HE R ULES OF H UNTING FOR THE P ERFECT W EDDING B AND Never, Ever Hire Someone You Don’t Research on a Whim Don’t Pay the Band Up Front For Their Services People that do not use a contract are leaving themselves open for a lot of problems if something goes wrong. You want to work with a person that provides a contract and is able to provide the necessary help when needed. This is due to the fact that you need to protect yourself when hiring everyone. Find Someone That Shares Your Tastes You don’t want to pay the band up front for any services. You wouldn’t pay someone up front for the contracting or remodelling work that they do, the same is true for the band that you hire for your wedding. You want to make sure that you know the price, have a contract and pay them at the end of their service. Always Use a Contract When it comes to hiring someone on a whim, it is not necessarily a good idea. You want to ensure that you have someone you handpicked from a group. This is because you did the research on all of them and have gotten their information. You feel like you can trust them to do a good job and have already spoke with their references. When you work with a band that shares your tastes, you’re easily able to enjoy all that comes with the music that they offer but you also know that they’re going to be on the right track to providing you with the same type of music that you want. Know Their Vibe By knowing their vibe and energy, you can choose whether or not you’re able to hire them for your wedding. You want to make sure that they can motivate the crowd and provide them with all that they need, while also ensuring that you’re getting a wedding band that has all of the right music for the occasion.