How To Choose Your St. Augustine Wedding Band

Wedding Band Rocks Casa Monica Hotel Wedding

The River Town Band Casa Monica of Jacksonville, FL recently showed at the Casa Monica why it's one of Florida's top wedding bands in the Southeast.  It's not easy choosing the music for your wedding, especially if it's a live band.  Besides genre, shear musical talent, and your own personal tastes, you should also strongly consider the band's wedding experience, professionalism, and ability to MC an event. Not every great band will make a great wedding band.  

Do they have x number of weddings under their belt (and not cousin joe's wedding 2 years ago).  An understanding of wedding day reception flow, from introductions and first dances to song choice order is a must.  What is their professional reputation and personal demeanor during your client meeting?  Being friendly and flexible while working with other vendors, including planners, photographers, and event coordinators makes the day one seamless experience.  It also goes with out saying, being on time, dressing appropriately, and proper equipment are a no brainer.  Finally, who will be leading the with the mic.  Can he or she command enough presence to inform your wedding guests, with out becoming a one man show, center of attention, comedian.  Unlike a concert, the most important persons are not on the stage, but are the bride and groom.

I can safely say The River Town Band has all of the above qualities, and would recommend them to any clients looking for a diverse group of talented musicians to help them celebrate their big day.

There are many "lists" and "must ask" questions out there for picking wedding music, just remember, take your time and remember to ask other trusted professionals in the wedding industry for reviews and suggestions.  Think of your wedding vendors as a group of talented individuals, each with their own specific skills, working together to bring you a magical wedding day.

River Town Wedding Band at Casa Monica Hotel & River House

St Augustine Wedding Advice - Live Wedding Bands

All the above images where photographs from David Walters and Zach Thomas at two different St. Augustine Florida weddings.  The wedding venues for the above receptions were The beautiful Casa Monica Hotel ballroom and The River House

From The River Town Band website:

"The RiverTown Band line-up starts up front with talented singers who are committed to having fun with you and your guests throughout your entire event. Behind them is a rhythm section comprised of Keyboards, Bass, Drums, + Guitar. Everyone in the band is an A List singer and/or musician in Northeast Florida. Our musicians have performed and shared the stage with Cee Lo Green, The Black Crows, The Voice (Hit TV Show) Jack Johnson, Jackson Brown, John Popper, Dave Matthews, Warren G, Train, POD, Creed, Branford Marsalis, G Love, John Oates, Story Side B, Donovan Frankenreiter and many others…We believe that top quality musicianship matters to our clients and we stake our reputation on it!"

Yes they are badass.

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