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Booking A Wedding Band In Melbourne

When Should I Book My Wedding Band

Today’s blog is in response to a few questions we’re often asked about when clients should book their wedding bands. As anyone who is in the midst of planning their wedding knows, there are a hundred-and-one things to think about and organise: the venue, the service, the invites, the flowers, the photographer, the clothes, the speeches… and of course your wedding band.

The easy answer to the question ‘when should I book my wedding band?’ is of course: as soon as possible. Typically Paris by Night Entertainment is booked 6-12 months ahead of performance dates. This is especially the case for summer Saturdays. So, if you are getting married on a Saturday in December then ideally you should get in touch with us the summer before.

 

How far down the road do my plans have to be?

The only essential requirement is that you must know what date your wedding or event will be. As long as you know that, then you can make a simple deposit payment to secure book Paris by Night Entertainment as your wedding band for your big day. Once you have your venue booked, then we can fill in all the other details.

The post-Christmas rush

Whilst December is a busy month for Paris by Night Entertainment in terms of performing, it is January when we always receive a flood of enquiries from clients interested in booking Paris by Night Entertainment for their summer dates. Christmas is a busy time for most of us, so wedding plans often go on hold until the new year. With this in mind, if you get in touch with us before the Christmas period gets underway, you might just snap us up for your summer date before the rush.

 

What if I’ve left everything to the last minute?

There are many reasons why clients have to leave booking their wedding band in Melbourne until close to their wedding date: some weddings are spontaneous, some clients have to see through work commitments before they can be sure when they will be free, etc. If you are planning your wedding for just a few months in the future, as always, let us know as soon as you can. Although most summer Saturdays are booked a long way ahead of time, there is always a chance that we’ll still be available for your date, even with just a few months to go. As always, the sooner you get in touch, the better.

 

Weekday weddings

Saturdays are by far the most popular days for wedding bands in Melbourne, but Paris by Night Entertainment is also booked for many weekdays throughout the year, with Fridays being the next busiest day of the week. There is certainly a little less demand for weekday bookings but it’s impossible to predict when enquiries will come in. So, yet again, the advice is to try to contact us as soon as possible.

If you are planning your wedding and would like to book Paris by Night Entertainment as your wedding band in Melbourne, contact us now through the contact form, to receive your all-inclusive quote. For more information about booking Paris by Night Entertainment as your wedding band visit our How It Works page.

Performing In A Wedding Band Is The Best Job In The World!

Just a short post today, about why performing in a wedding band is one of the best jobs in the world for a musician. That’s a bold statement but really, performing in a wedding band is fantastic, and here are three reasons why…

 

The wide range of music

When Paris by Night performs at weddings we get to play all sorts of different styles of music from right across the decades. We’re not one of those bands that only plays soul music or only plays disco.

We play plenty of both of those styles but we also play the best-loved pop music from across the decades, we also play some funk, rock and roll, Motown and even Italian if needed, ensuring we're always providing the very best wedding entertainment in Melbourne!

We’re always adding tunes to our repertoire too. Recently we’ve been playing Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ which is great fun to play and goes down fantastically well on the dance floor! We couldn’t do that if we were a tribute band that had to only play songs by one band or in one style of music.

 

The dancing

Our main role as a wedding band in Melbourne is to give a performance that will get EVERYONE on the dance floor! Yep, we mean everyone; from your tiny niece to your great grandparents.

Seeing a dance floor fill with guests (and stay full) is a very rewarding experience. With how many other jobs do you see such an immediate and clear response to what you do?

With other kinds of band work you play to an audience that may be seated through the whole performance. Of course the audience may love the music that you play and clap at the end, but that’s really no comparison to seeing 200 people flood a dance floor and throw shapes all night long.

 

The happiness!

The best reason of all: weddings are HAPPY occasions!

With how many jobs do you get to work for someone on one of the happiest days of their lives, and to contribute further to their happiness?

There’s certainly a lot of responsibility that comes with performing for a client on their wedding day, which is why we take so much care in our planning. We have a perfect track record spanning more than 10 years because we understand how important that day is. There can be no such thing as an excuse for something going wrong. So, we are super serious when it comes to planning and reliability, but super-fun when it comes to the performance.

Performing in a professional wedding band is a pretty unique occupation and we’re very grateful for it.

 

Conclusion

So, there you have our three top reasons for why performing in a wedding band is one of the best jobs in the world: the music, the dancing and the happiness. What a great combination!

Richard Marx 2016 Australian Tour

Such exciting news that 3 of our musicians have just come back from the Richard Marx 2016 tour. Gerry, Phil & Pete were hand picked by Richard Marx to form the amazing line up for the concerts which covered the whole of Australia over the last month.  It's great to know they not only play in one of the best wedding & corporate bands in Melbourne, but they also play with one of the best artists in the world!

Check out some of the videos of these incredibly talented musicians which are all part of the Paris by Night team!