Unlocking the Ultimate Guide: The Perfect Wedding Band and Group Selection – Top FAQs Answered

Unveiling the Top Questions Wedding Couples Ask When Selecting the Perfect Wedding Band or Group

Planning a wedding involves countless decisions, and one crucial aspect that can make or break the atmosphere is the choice of wedding band or group. As couples embark on their journey to find the perfect musical ensemble, they often have numerous questions swirling in their minds. To shed light on this topic, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you navigate the process and ensure your wedding reception is an unforgettable celebration of love.

  1. “What genres and styles of music can the wedding band or group perform?” When searching for a wedding band or group, it’s essential to know their musical versatility. Do they specialise in a specific genre or can they adapt to different styles based on your preferences? Ensure the band can cater to various musical tastes and create an enjoyable experience for all your guests.
  2. “Can the wedding band accommodate special song requests?” Every couple has that one special song that holds sentimental value and deserves to be played at their wedding. Inquire whether the band can learn and perform your desired songs, and if there are any limitations or additional costs associated with customized requests.
  3. “How experienced is the wedding band or group?” Experience plays a pivotal role in ensuring a seamless and captivating performance. Ask about the band’s years of experience, the number of weddings they have performed at, and any notable venues they have played. Additionally, request references or testimonials from past clients to gauge their professionalism and reliability.
  4. “What equipment and setup requirements does the band have?” To create the perfect ambiance, it’s crucial to understand the technical aspects. Inquire about the band’s equipment requirements, including sound systems, lighting, and stage setup. Discuss whether the venue can accommodate their needs or if any additional arrangements need to be made.
  5. “Do they offer any additional services, such as MC duties or DJ sets?” Some wedding bands or groups offer additional services like acting as an MC (Master of Ceremonies) or providing DJ sets during breaks. If you’re interested in these services, ask about their availability, expertise, and any extra charges associated with them.
  6. “What is the band’s backup plan in case of emergencies or unforeseen circumstances?” Unfortunately, unforeseen events can occur, leading to unavoidable changes. Inquire about the band’s backup plan in case a band member falls ill or encounters an emergency. Understanding their contingency strategy will give you peace of mind that your special day will be handled professionally, regardless of unexpected circumstances.

Selecting the Perfect Wedding Band or Group

Choosing the right wedding band or group is crucial for creating an enchanting atmosphere and leaving a lasting impression on your guests. By asking the questions outlined above, you can ensure a seamless planning process and a memorable wedding reception filled with beautiful music. Remember, investing time in finding the perfect musical ensemble will set the stage for an extraordinary celebration of your love and create cherished memories for years to come.

The Inner Scoop Into The Inner Vibe

We decided to do a deep dive into this topic and interviewed a local duo/group on some of the questions discussed above, here is what they have had to say:

Will the be entertainment get my guests up and dancing? 

We remain in close contact via email, phone and Zoom with our wedding clients from the point of enquiry until after the wedding date to ensure that everything runs smoothly and professionally. 

On the night, our 2×45 minute sets are made up of medleys – this means that we’ll play 60+ songs of different genres and eras in one evening. This means that guests of all ages will hear something they can get up and dance to! You can find that setlist on our repertoire page. 

We’re proud of the feedback we’ve had via Google Reviews, which show how dedicated we are to providing the perfect musical experience on a wedding day.  

What is your experience in performing at weddings, and can you provide examples of your past work?

– We’ve played hundreds of weddings since 2014. We managed to capture some footage at some of these brilliant weddings, which you can see on our Wedding Montage video.

What is your music style, and do you specialize in a particular genre?

We play pop covers and crowd pleasers during our Evening Party set (see “Tunes for the Dancefloor”)  – songs that get people up and dancing! 

During the Drinks Reception, we play a mixture of laid-back Pop & RnB classics (see “Lively Afternoon Drinks Music”) to keep the energy up throughout the day.

What is the size of your band, and what instruments do you play?

Our Duo is:

– Matt (lead vocals, drums)
– Robbie (backing vocals, hybrid guitar/bass)

Then, you can add to this Duo with either Congas (this is really exotic and unique – guests always talk about the congas!) or Bass (this is extra funky for good times on the dancefloor).

Can you provide a list of songs you typically play, and can we make requests?

Our full repertoire is listed on our website. Our medley-based set is highly rehearsed and therefore we can’t take requests. However, we’re certain that among the many songs we play, you’ll love most of them!
Included in our packages are the options for us to learn and perform a song of your choice for the ceremony and for the first dance.

How many breaks do you take, and what kind of music is played during these breaks?

We take one break in between our 2 x 45minute sets in the evening, and you can view our inter-set playlist here.

Do you provide MC services, and can you make announcements throughout the night?


What is the cost of your services, and what is included in the price?

You can view everything included in our packages and the prices on our Packages page.

Do you have liability insurance, and can you provide a certificate of insurance?

Yes, we have an up-to-date PLI certificate and all of our equipment is fully PAT tested. 

What is your setup and teardown time, and do you require any specific equipment or accommodations?

We require about 1 hour to setup and 40 minutes to teardown. The only “equipment” we require from the venue is a plug socket and we don’t require any other accommodations; we’re happy to chat amongst your guests if you are!

What is your cancellation policy, and what happens if you are unable to perform at our wedding due to unforeseen circumstances?

You can read our cancellation policy and full terms and conditions here.

Importantly, have you any tips you can share to wedding couples when they are looking for the best band/group for them?

I think it’s always best to check out the media they have to offer, especially videos. These give the best idea of how good they will sound, the style of music they will play and how professional they will be. We’re really proud of our promo videos, which are a mixture of recordings and live footage from real weddings we have played. You can see this all on our Media page – we’re sure you’ll love it!

Inner Vibe play timeless and current classics with a signature twist, guaranteed to wow your guests by day and keep them dancing all night long! Check out Matt and Robbie for a seriously amazing day. https://innervibeband.com/