Tips for the Most Successful Wedding Band Performance

There are many moving parts that must all work in tandem to make your wedding run smoothly. All eyes must be on the bride and her beautiful dress, and you don’t want anything to take away from the happy bride and groom on their big day.

There are so many different types of weddings that vary from casual and off beat, to very traditional and conservative, but the bride and her dress are at the top of the priority list across the board. Of course there are other considerations – picking meals, planning the seating, booking caterers and bar service and, of course, picking the music.

Wedding BandAt Shake Down Entertainment, we believe that music makes the wedding experience memorable, but shouldn’t be the dominant theme of the day. If you look back on the all the weddings you have ever attended, the highest ranked receptions were probably the ones where you danced to great music with your closest friends and family. Shake Down Entertainment believes this is extremely important, and can work with you so that your reception is a huge success.

With that in mind, there are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare to pick your band and set up for the big day:


Timing, as they say, is everything, and we know when and where to take cues. We can set up to play as soon as you arrive or can switch from ambient music to playing an entry song as the happy couple enters the reception. Whatever you’d like, we can work with you to get the timing just right.


Have you considered where the band will set up at your reception? You want to make sure that there’s a good location in your venue where the musicians can have enough space to perform while also ensuring that the sound can travel throughout the room. Many venues are set up to accommodate this, but depending on your location, you may need to make adjustments in advance.

Micromanaging Music

Many people try to take complete control of the musical selection at their wedding, but the truth of the matter is that there is so much more to think about. Of course, there should be some selection – a few favorite songs, the entry song and – of course – what tune to have your first dance to. However, Shake Down Entertainment has played hundreds of weddings, which means that you can trust us to pick the right songs to fit the mood. We have a talent for reading the crowd, so let us take charge of the music and you take charge of having fun and making unforgettable memories!

Don’t have a bad wedding reception experience by planning ahead and choosing a great band for your wedding. Shake Down Entertainment is exactly that band, playing a range of contemporary and classic hits while also offering a scalable set with up to 10 musicians and an extended brass section. To find out more about our availability and to book us for your reception, give us a call today at 561-638-8836 or 561-703-6714.

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