What is Involved in Booking your Wedding Entertainment?
1. Come along to a Showcase
Professional bands will always run a showcase where you can see them perform live. Decide on the band configuration that you want that is perfect for your big day.
Give as much detail about your wedding or event as you can at this point. We will give you a quote and the best fit for your big day. We pride ourselves on NEVER throwing in hidden extras, and we regard our quote as a promise to not change the price.
Once you are happy with the quote, you can pay a 25% deposit to reserve that night for you – this is usually done by credit/debit card, bank transfer or cash.
4. Details & Schedule
Now that you have paid a deposit, we are all yours! We pride ourselves on our service, and we are available to chat during business hours, whenever you have an idea or concern. From this stage we’ll start gathering some more details about your function, and this is often done via our internet form.
5. Music Selection
Try to have your song selection ideas, including any first dance, finalised 4 weeks beforehand.
6. Confirmation of all details
We start collecting final details from you 6 weeks before a wedding or event. We will give you a call, usually 4-7 days before the date to confirm all of the details with you. If you have already locked in all of your details solidly before this date, feel free to call us to do this step earlier. We love it when people are really organised and get this stuff done earlier!
7. On the day
The band will usually arrive at your venue 60-90mins before the start time you give us. The band arrival time will depend on the size of band you require for the night.
8. On the night
During the function, the band will continuously liaise with your function coordinator (for weddings usually best man or bridesmaid) to ensure that the night runs smoothly.
Payment needs to be finalised on the night in cash. This means that we can then pay the rest of the band right then and there – keeps the boys happy!
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Finally, the ultimate question, what do I do if the Bentley Boys are so incredibly good that my guests are overwhelmed on the dance floor?
Don’t Panic. This is a problem that we struggle with all too often. We suggest that you remind any of your guests with medical conditions to keep their medication on hand. Also remind your venue manager to keep a first aid kit handy, and have a qualified engineer ensure the structural integrity of the dance floor.