So you're getting married. What a day and let me tell you from experience, it's a day you will never forget. Between organizing caterers, the venue, guest seating, cars, the cake, flowers, photographers, I'm sure I've missed something. Oh yeah, the photo booth. Seems like this is the latest craze.

Getting a professional band is a whole package

The band should turn up well before the reception scheduled start to set-up their equipment before guests arrive. Click here to find out the best and professional wedding music bands.

Turn to the guys and girls that have years of experience and have played at countless weddings. They know what works and what doesn't.

You will know it when you hear it. Not only will professional musicians sound great but they will know how to read the crowd so that the right music is played to keep them entertained.

The band should be open to your suggestions too and there's nothing wrong with letting them know what songs you'd like played and which ones you don't. This also gives the band a good idea of where to head when setting up the night.

The reception should play out like a concert piece

It should start with a grand entrance, where everyone is on their feet as the MC announces your entry followed by the biggest welcome from your guests while the band jams out an upbeat blues tune or even something of your choosing.

Then as the MC addresses everyone the music winds down to a nice laid back wave as everyone settles into their seats ready for entry and main.