I am a founding member of and continue to play in one of the top wedding/event bands in Nashville -- Top Tier.
Top Tier has been named "Brides Choice" by wedding wire for the past 4 years, and I can honestly tell you playing in a wedding/party band has unique challenges.
Some things you will want to work on if you are going to be working a wedding gig are the following
* Enhance your ability to go with the flow, if you need a rigid schedule and set list, find another gig.
* You must be ready to stop at moments notice
* You must be ready to keep playing
* Remember you are there to help steer the party
* Above all -- PATIENCE
The most important thing to remember when playing a wedding gig, is that despite any plan, things will change.
If you accept that and work with it, a wedding/event gig can be one of the most rewarding performance experiences you can have, both financially and personally.
This is the first in a series of entries I will post in coming days.
In the mean time -- do you play weddings/parties -- What's your experience been?