Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life. So like many brides-to-be, you want everything to be perfect for your big day and you are likely calling the shots to make that happen. By now, you might even be nitpicking every detail of your special day, to the point that you are not even accommodating the song suggestions of your chosen live wedding band.
However, you might want to rethink your approach, especially while dealing with your musicians. Although it is a bit difficult to let your band take the reins for your big days music, insisting on the best of everything they do could actually backfire on your wedding in more ways than one. Here are some of the likely consequences if you try to micromanage the work of your chosen live band.
Group may disengage from you
When band members come to realize that you are not listening to their suggestions and you do not have trust on their talent, they will begin to shut down and stop being straight with you. Sure, they will put in time practicing the songs you have personally chosen, but other than that they will not be investing anything else. Such apathy can lead for them to resent you and may even rob them of the motivation to give their best for your big day.
Poor onstage performance
Every professional live wedding band would want to provide the best service to their clients. So each member has his or her own responsibility, allowing the group to tailor their performances to suit the crowd. However, if you nitpick everything they do from the songs that go into each set and the attire they will wear, to who does what and how they will do things on stage you are stifling their creativity and efficiency. As a result, they will not be able to present themselves well on stage, which means you will not be getting the talent you are paying for.
The band may end up quitting on the last minute
Micromanaging your chosen live wedding band may work for a while because you are scaring the group into submission. However, as the wedding draws near and they are starting to feel you are playing everything close to the vest that they cannot make the most of their musical talents, you are leaving them no other choice but to quit. Even worst is that they might leave you on the last minute, which could take a toll on your wedding.
Of course, you do not want any of these things to happen to you. So the best solution you can do is to break out of the habit and let your big days entertainment fall into the capable hands of your chosen live band. Sure, as the bride, you always have the final say about the details of your wedding. However, a professional and experienced band can give you a memorable occasion if you would simply let them be.