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 Azure 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 June 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 Azure 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 Azure in terms of performing, it is January when we always receive a flood of enquiries from clients interested in booking Azure 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 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.
Saturdays are by far the most popular days for wedding bands, but Azure 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 Azure as your wedding band, contact the bandleader now through the contact form, to receive your all-inclusive quote. For more information about booking Azure as your wedding band visit our How It Works page.
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About the Author:Stuart Bahn is a professional guitarist in London, England. He is the band leader of Azure, one of London's top professional function and wedding bands.