Indian wedding is incomplete without music and dance. Music plays an integral part of the weddings. Music and dance is what induces life in any festivity. Indian weddings are all about music, dance, food and fun. Indian weddings are loud and music, dance are the emblematic components of it. Wedding bands are what add oodles of fun to the frenzy of Indian weddings. From the latke and jhatke of the aunties to the crazy moves of the uncles and the boys mandatory naagin dance weddings in India are popular for its baraat dance.

The loud music played by the wedding bands induces contagious excitement in the baraartis. Weddings in Delhi are full of pomp and splendor with all the show –shaa. Are you planning for a destination wedding in the city of joy? You must be then looking for wedding bands in Kolkata? Before you book your wedding bands there are a few questions that you need to ask the vendor. Here are some of the questions that would steer your search for the perfect wedding band in the right direction. Check them out.

  • What is your pricing?

Everything in this materialistic world comes with a price tag. Weddings are an expensive affair and if not planned within a fixed budget then it is sure enough to burn a hole in your couple. Its seen that most couple plan a lavish wedding without keeping in mind the budget owning to which they are left debt ridden post the wedding. We are sure that is the last thing you would want to happen, right! So before booking a wedding band, set a budget for it and ask the vendor for the costing. Make a list of the best wedding bands in the city and ask quotations from them. Make a comparative list of the pricing and choose the one that fits within your budget.

  • How many bookings do you take in a month or day?

An essential question to take into consideration while hiring a wedding band.  Top wedding bands have multiple booking during a wedding season which risks out the chances of last minute cancellations. That is the last thing you would want to happen at your wedding. To avoid getting ditched at the last moment enquire the wedding band prior to hiring them about how many bookings they have for the set dates and month. Avoid booking wedding bands that have multiple booking for the set date.

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  • Can the band play songs on demand?

At the wedding often guests are seen requesting for songs of their choice to be played. So to cater to their demands the dj has to play the songs accordingly. While booking a wedding band ask the vendor whether they are ok with playing songs from personalized playlist or not.

  • What is the arrival time for the band?

The arrival time of the wedding band depends upon time schedule of the event, when it is supposed to start. Usually wedding bands arrive 3-4 hours prior to the start of the wedding procession as they require time for setting up their equipment and testing them. However if you want the wedding band to arrive at a particular time you can always specify the timing for the same.

  • Do wedding band artist have a dress code?

Off course wedding bands have a dress which makes them to stand apart from the league. The color and design of the outfit differs from vendor to vendor. In the times where themed weddings are gaining popularity couples want their band artist to dress up in a manner that matches their wedding theme. If your having a particular color dress code in your mind then you should inform the vendor about it while booking them so that they can cater to your needs.

  • How many musicians and vocalist would be there in the wedding band?

 Usually the number of musicians and vocalist present in the wedding band depends entirely upon the package booked.  In a basic package a vocalist and DJ usually perform with a partner in a wedding band. A smart way of sticking to the budget is to book a portion of the wedding band.  This would ensure that you have great music at the price of less.

Have you booked your wedding band yet? Tell us in the comments below about your wedding plans.