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When is the best time to hire a band?

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#1: When you select a band for your event, make sure you’re not doing it under duress.
We often advise our clients not to move forward until they’re comfortable, but to try and get comfortable as soon as possible!

#2: Make sure the band you’d like to book—isn’t booked.
Recently, we were forced to inform a bride that we had no bands available for her wedding date. Dismayed, she replied that all the books she consulted suggested beginning the booking process six months prior to her date.

While this can be true in some instances, roughly six months is hardly the industry standard anymore—and generally, it isn’t nearly enough time. So when someone asks us “how far advance should we book our band,” the best advice we can give is always: “As soon as you are able.”

Other things to keep in mind: Peak season generally falls between April and October. So if you’re planning an event outside of those months you may have more flexibility with your timeline. And of course, there are always great bands that fall through the cracks for prime dates. We recently asked our Facebook fans how far in advance they booked their band and answers ranged from 7 to 23 months.

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