It's nearly spring and the time to book live entertainment and DJ's is now! As soon as you set your wedding/event date, make a downpayment and book your entertainment.
A cautionary tale
This weekend past (Saturday) we had no fewer than seven weddings in our region (that I was aware of via contacts), desiring the services of a great piano/keyboard and a bass player. Unfortunately, by the time some of these potential clients called us at Freshwater Events, we were fresh out of top tier talent (we or somebody else had already booked them elsewhere). I found myself reaching out to and calling musicians in Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Detroit, who also happened to be already booked (ironically quite a few of them in northern Michigan). All in all I contacted thirteen pianists that I knew were great for wedding ceremonies. None were available. And if you know us, you'll know that we'll never take your event, or your money, if we can't deliver great talent. Our reputation depends upon it.
Why hire the best?
This is your special day. Your event. You have a choice. Will your guests leave before the evening activities begin, or will the most important people in your life stay and dance the night away, and tell the story of "that one amazing night you all spent together", for the rest of your life. Only the best in the entertainment business know how to get the most out of your wedding/event and create positive memorable experiences.
The simple fact is, there are actually very few top musicians in any given market. Certainly not enough to always meet demand. So if you don't book early, what you are left to choose from, is what's left. Top talent may cost slightly more, but it is worth it for what you get, in talent, professionalism, and amazing stage presence.