Music For Your Maine Wedding

Maine Wedding Bands & DJs!

Looking for music for your Maine wedding? There’s a wide range of choice for music for your Maine wedding. This is a very important choice. From the start of the reception to the last dance, your music source is typically your emcee and is pretty much in charge of the feel, flow, and fun to follow.

A good DJ will be far better than a lousy band any day of the week. A great band, however, can really put a wedding over the top. Some bands are surprisingly affordable, some DJs are surprisingly close in cost to a band. With apologies for the possible confusion, all the above is certainly true. Here’s the good part, regardless of if you choose a DJ or a band, that you will be in good hands if you do your research.

Before getting into the details of how to proceed, it’s important to note that selecting your band or DJ should be done right after choosing your date, venue, and photographer. The best book their dates early, up to and even sometimes exceeding 14-18 months ahead of your date.

Wavelength Band, music for your Maine wedding

The band Wavelength entertains the crowd at a Nonantum Resort wedding.

HOW TO CHOOSE A BAND

After narrowing your choices to the top 2 or 3, contact the bands you are interested in via their web site contact form or by their phone number. Take immediate note of their responsiveness. I’d immediately give “bonus points” to those you hear from in a matter of hours, not days. Chat with them, and ask how you can come and hear them at an actual event (preferably at a real wedding). The band manager will often be happy to seek the “OK” from an existing wedding client to have you stop in at their reception for a song or two to see and hear how they look, sound, and keep the party alive. If what you hear excites you; if the cost is in your budget; and if the band still has your date open, book them!

HOW TO CHOOSE A DJ

After narrowing your choices to the top 3 or 4, contact those you are interested in via their web site contact form or by their phone number. Like above in the band section, take immediate note of their responsiveness. Chat with them, and ask how you can hear them at an actual event (preferably at a real wedding). It’s important to ask who will be the actual DJ at your event. Most DJs have associates that work for them. All are not created equal. So, if you are hiring [intended to be fictitious name] “Bob Smith Music DJ Company” because you’ve heard great things about Bob Smith, would you actually get Bob Smith or another DJ that works for Bob? Not that the other DJ is not as good, because they could even be a more likable DJ, than Bob himself. The point is to know who you would get, and you need to go hear that person. You also need to take note of the quality of their sound equipment. This unfortunately is not a given. We’ve heard amazing sound, and we’ve also heard terribly distorted sound. Will the DJ respect that this is YOUR day, and not their day?  Will the DJ stay on duty or will you find them more often than not outside on ‘break’? Ask your friends for recommendations; and if it is someone that you’ve found on your own, don’t hesitate to ask for references. And finally, read independent reviews on line at wedding web sites such as The Knot and WeddingWire. Your venue coordinator is of course a valued resource to provide you rock-solid guidance for whom to choose.

OUR SUGGESTIONS FOR MUSIC FOR YOUR MAINE WEDDING

We’ve worked with the bands and DJ’s listed below, and while we have no affiliation whatsoever with them, we feel starting your search with anyone listed here will be a very safe bet. This isn’t meant to be a be-all and end-all list. There are undoubtedly more DJs and bands that will be added to our list once we see them first-hand and then can attest to their overall performance, worth, likability, professionalism, and value. Not confusing value with cost, sometimes the best value with music, like with wedding photography, isn’t directly in step with low cost or high cost for that matter.

BAND RECOMMENDATIONS

Wavelength
The Bob Charest Band
The Larry Williams Band
The Jim Ciampi Band
Time Pilots
Mixology

DJ RECOMMENDATIONS

Dionne Entertainment
Fred Pappalardo
Double Platinum Celebrations
Matt Spofford
DJJon
Jeff Erwin
Luke Lanigan
Dave Winsor
BSharp Entertainment (Boston area)

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