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Wedding Entertainment – Choosing a Pianist for Your Big Day

Every person wants their wedding ceremony to standout, be memorable and full of fun. Wedding ceremonies come once in your entire life under normal circumstances. You want to throw a wedding ceremony that will last forever in your friends, family, and other guests’ memories. One of the things that can spice up your big day is by choosing a great wedding pianist to entertain your guests.

You should be choosy when booking a pianist. Your aim is to hire the right band or individual pianist who will play wedding and happiness covers. It can be overwhelming especially if you have never seen any pianist play live music at any event. However, you can still follow the guidelines below to find the right person for the job.

Online presence

pianistA good pianist should have a good brand which is geared by a strong online presence. A pianist who is serious about his music career should have an up to date and professional website. Also, he or she must have active social media accounts which they use to interact with the fans and also update them on their events. A dedicated pianist must have a YouTube channel to post videos of their performances.

Their Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram accounts should be linked to display a strong packaged impression. They must have high ratings and positive comments on their social media fan pages. Ensure that you choose a person who posts and Vlogs regularly about their recent gigs.

Cost and mode of payment

Most original and cover pianists charge for their services based on the magnitude of the event, their experience, and your financial ability. Make sure you draft an entertainment budget that you can meet without going bankrupt. Ensure that you ask for quotations from various artists and make a comparison based on both the prices and ability.

Some pianists are fixed while others can allow negotiations. Therefore, it is better to pay a pianist based on the time they will entertain your guests. If they will take a short period and ask you an unreasonably big amount, then avoid such pianists. Also, consider what their agreement is stating about the cost and mode of payment. A professional pianist will accept cheques and not cash. Some of them allow you to pay down payment for booking and the rest is paid during the event. Make sure you choose a pianist who is flexible and convenient about payments.

Size of the ceremony

playing pianoIf you are having a wedding ceremony with more than 200 people, it is good to consider a pianist who has a sound system that can address this magnitude. You will definitely choose a pianist depending on the number of people attending your event. There are those who no experience in playing in crowded events and some do not play in small events.

Music preference

Everybody has their own music preference. With several music genres, you can choose a pianist who plays the music that the guests will love. Some of the genres include rock, soul, reggae, classic, etc. Book a pianist who is experienced in playing all music genres because a guest can request them to play any cover. Therefore, make the right decision to avoid last minute frustrations.