WEDDING MUSICIANS & LIVE BANDS FOR LGBTQ WEDDINGS
Find professional LGBTQ wedding musicians and live bands near you. Choose your vendor by location, style of music and customer reviews. Find the best wedding musicians and live bands for same-sex weddings in your area.
Advice From EVOL.LGBT
HOW TO CHOOSE AN LGBTQ WEDDING MUSICIAN OR LIVE BAND?
The date is set. It’s time to think about your wedding musicians. Ask your friends, family, other gay couples. Google “wedding music bands near me”. Find what inspires you.
Define your requirements. Does your venue have a stage and / or a dance floor? Prepare a list of things that you expect from the musical band.
You can go one step further and collect samples of video and audio files. These will serve as reference for the wedding musicians you will evaluate next. Knowing what you want from your live wedding musicians is half the task.
Once you know what kind of music or a band you want, look around for local wedding bands and musicians in your area. Google things like “wedding musicians near me” or “local bands for weddings”.
Go through the band’s online profiles and website. Check work samples, price page. See if they offer packages. Compare options by user reviews, cost and repertoire.
You will end up with a clear understanding of what the prices are and what’s being offered.
Once you’ve found 2-3 (up to 5) wedding musicians whose style you love, it’s time to learn if your personality clicks. Reach out via EVOL.LGBT’s “Request Quote” feature. It walks you through the key pieces of info to share.
Tell the musician about your wedding details, your vision. Ask for things wedding musicians need from you. Your goal is not to just find live music for weddings, but find the right match for your particular special day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check answers to common questions about choosing wedding musicians and live bands for same-sex weddings. Be it a string quartet, orchestra with a horn section, jazz band, Mariachi band or wedding DJs; the answers below are a good start for your path to select music for your wedding.
How to find a musician for my wedding?
There are multiple options for finding live bands and musicians for your wedding day. Look up booking companies that specialize in providing musicians for such occasions.
Google for local musicians and bands. Browse sites like Yelp. Google itself offers a way to browse local businesses through its Maps product. Check profiles, pictures, videos, read customer reviews.
Reach out to a local orchestra. They may have members that are willing to work independently. Ask your venue for music or dance bands that perform often at the venue.
Does a musician count as wedding guest?
Generally those people count but it can depend on the venue. Generally speaking anyone a venue must prepare to host or who contributes towards the capacity of the venue is included in the guest count. That includes you and your partner too. So, whether it is a ceremony or wedding reception musicians have to be part of the wedding party.
Do you need to provide dinner to musician at wedding?
While organizing the food and drink for your wedding it is strongly advised that you take your live wedding band into account. Most live bands will be with you and your guests for around 6-8 hours.
So unless you have agreed otherwise, it is usually your responsibility to offer them food and drink. Any contract you sign with a wedding band you hire should detail whether you have to provide food and drink for them. 9 times out of 10 you will have to.
How much do you pay a musician at a wedding?
While the cost of a musical band for weddings can vary widely depending on the type of musicians you choose, style of music the bands play, their level of expertise and a number of other factors. The average wedding musicians’ cost in the U.S. comes in at about $500.
Of course this will vary based on your special event circumstances. For example, if it’s a destination wedding, then will you fly your musician or will you hire a local band?
Yes, at the end of the day, a lot is about your wedding budget. But remember that great entertainers and live bands make unforgettable events happen.
How much do you tip your wedding ceremony musician?
For ceremony musicians, a general guideline is 15% of the music fee or $15-$25 per musician. For a reception band, it is $25-$50 per musician. Wedding DJs might get 10–15% of the total bill or $50–$150.