Frequently Asked Questions
Do you provide your own sound equipment?
Yes, we provide all of our own sound equipment and lighting (for stage or playing area). We also provide access to our microphones for toasts. If a wireless and or lapel mic is needed for toasts and or officiant for ceremony, we can facilitate the rental of those mics for $100 per microphone.
Will you learn songs not found on the band playlist from the website?
Yes, we will first learn any and all first dance and ceremony songs that will make your wedding perfect. After learning those ceremony and first dance songs, we will learn up to five songs not on the band playlist, free of charge. Any additional song after five we will happily learn at the rate of $50 per song.
Will you MC the event?
Yes, we MC the entire event. The more specific information we receive leading up to the big day, the smoother things will transition. We are very well versed in keeping the crowd energetic and entertained during those still crucial gaps and making transitions flow seamlessly.
Will you play music during breaks in performing?
Yes, we do play music through the sound system during all scheduled breaks. You may pick the exact songs you’d like to hear during the breaks in the action to keep your loved ones engaged and dancing!
What instruments are available for us to utilize when booking the band?
In our 5 year 250+ wedding history, AWB has performed anywhere from solo up to an 9-piece band. The instruments we can play include electric and or acoustic guitar (up to 3), keyboard, standard electric bass, upright bass, drums, female and male vocalists, trumpet, violin, and saxophone. We all sing.
What is the typical deposit percentage after booking the band to officially reserve our date?
We typically do a 20% deposit, rounded down to the nearest $50.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Personal Check, Venmo, Paypal (subject to 3% add on fee), all major credit cards, venmo (to @john-thrasher). All options of payment will be included on the paypal invoice that will be sent for deposit with contract, and balance one month from the big day.
Does Atlanta Wedding Band provide their own stage?
No, the stage is one thing we unfortunately do not provide as they are typically too big to transport. While we don’t require a stage, if bride and groom would like the band elevated, we are happy to coordinate with our staging partners to deliver on the day of the wedding.
Can we pick out the specific songs we’d like the band to perform?
Under most circumstances, we maintain the policy of the bride and groom selecting five songs per hour (about half), and the band picking out the rest. We do this because through our extensive experience, we typically know the songs that will keep your loved ones dancing, having a great time. It also helps to have the bride and groom or their loved ones select which genres to stick to, i.e. Motown, Funk, 80s, Classic Rock, Top 40, Country, etc.
What is your price range?
AWB’s price range goes anywhere from $600 (solo performance) up to $9,000 (8-piece band, extensive travel). Our most frequently used ensemble is our 3-5 piece bands. Within the metro Atlanta area, our 3-5-piece bands will cost anywhere from $3,000-$6,000 (depending on the length of time and particular events performed (rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, reception, after party), as well as distance traveled).
Which events can Atlanta Wedding Band play?
AWB can play any event involved in your wedding; engagement party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, reception.
What is your typical ceremony music ensemble?
On demand and when available, AWB has on roster two classically trained violinists. We also perform the ceremony with dual classical acoustic guitarists, with or without vocal accompaniment.
Do you perform Same-Sex Weddings?
Does Atlanta Wedding Band play other events, besides weddings?
Absolutely! Fraternity or sorority parties, corporate events, birthday parties, bar-mitzvahs, you name it, we would be happy to perform for you!