The truth is, it all depends on what type of musicians you want to hire, how popular the bands is, and who else is considering hiring that same band or musician for their wedding.
People sometimes hire musicians like the Spotlight Band and our other popular dance bands for their live wedding entertainment as far out as a year and a half, especially for Saturday weddings. Most of the wedding bands we work with are highly popular and in great demand because they are the best wedding entertainment in Colorado (of course!).
You might call two weeks ahead and luck out in finding a dance band available that you want to hire – you just never know. The key is to have your venue and date secured, then, if you find a wedding band you like, hire the musicians you want immediately before someone else does.
If you need a soloist or string quartet for your wedding ceremony, this will be a bit easier. Still, you should try to hire musicians at least 3 months out and 6 months is even better. If you only want wedding standard, classical musicians will be able to step in on a moment’s nostice, of course; but, if you have special music requests, the earlier you hire the musicians for your wedding, the more time you give them to learn and perfect your music. Plus, you will be able to breathe easier knowing that you have this item checked off on your wedding checklist!
If you still find yourself in doubt about when to hire musicians for my wedding, just give us a call and we’ll do our best to help!