Matt Humphreys | 7 Great Tips for Hiring a Wedding Band
A versatile professional, Matt Humphreys is a skilled project manager, a talented singer, and an inspiring speaker in classrooms, boardrooms and on stage.
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7 Great Tips for Hiring a Wedding Band

12 Nov 7 Great Tips for Hiring a Wedding Band

Matt had the pleasure of joining 6 other bloggers in a compilation piece on EventSource.ca.

Here is his contribution:

What are the red flags couples should avoid before signing on the dotted line?

“Professionalism is the most important trait for any wedding vendor. This may seem strikingly obvious, but I’ve heard some pretty surprising stories from clients in the past. If your band doesn’t get back to you within a reasonable time frame, or shows up late for meetings, that’s red flag #1 – they don’t take things seriously and they’re not professionals. You don’t want the band showing up late for your wedding, right?

If they don’t have a contract for you to sign or don’t require a deposit, that’s red flag #2. Contracts don’t exist solely to protect the vendor; they’re also there to protect you, the client. Also, keep an eye out for bands who insist on getting paid in cash.

And finally, if you catch your band live and it’s a completely different lineup than the videos you’ve seen online, that’s red flag #3. A high turnover amongst band members says a lot about the solidarity of the group. You don’t want to risk having a substitute player or two when it comes time for your special day.”

Matt Humphreys (Saturday Night Superstars)

Read the whole article on EventSource.ca here:

http://www.eventsource.ca/blog/7-torontos-top-wedding-bands-share-favourite-tips-hiring-band-wedding