I would like to start off by saying that purchasing a great wedding band in Chicago requires an investment of your time and personality as well as the financial investment. A good band has a personality too, and has the ability to reflect their client’s personality, and infuse that into a party.
Many times we will receive an e-mail inquiry with a name, e-mail address, and date, and a request to send out our prices. An inquiry like this gives us little to work from. It shows that this potential customer doesn’t understand the questions to ask, and makes it difficult for us to really help our clients.
There are different things to expect from various sizes of bands (numbers of performers). And there are infinite ways to structure your party (in terms of how many segments your event has, how long each segment will last, and what product is best suited to each segment.)
There are many things that can be researched on the internet, and immediately lead to a purchase. Purchasing a house is not one of them. Choosing a physician isn’t either. And while the internet is a great resource for the initial stage of your search, no matter how convenient e-mail might seem, it is more efficient and effective to have a conversation. Through a brief phone consultation or in-person consultation, you will get the information that you need more quickly. The bandleader will learn more quickly what your needs are, and how to make the best recommendation to you. And you as the purchaser will probably learn about new questions to consider that you might not have thought of before.
If you invest the time to talk to the bandleader you are considering, you will better equip yourself to make the best decision, and that will lead to a fantastic wedding that you and your guests will remember for years to come.