Are you thinking of hiring a wedding band? How good do you feel about signing a contract with them? Everyone has heard the story of artists who demand a jar of only green M&M’s in their dressing room. But wedding bands and DJ’s aren’t like “those people,” right? Or are they? Can you trust them to write a contract that protects you and your interests? Unfortunately, you can’t.
I am always saddened when I see couples struggling with an artist’s last-minute demands because the contract was unclear.
So what should be in the contract? A lot, friends. A lot. Before you sign your dream band or DJ, make sure you read through this checklist and cover your bases. Don’t get stuck with surprise costs because you didn’t know what to ask!
When you’re planning a wedding, most couples don’t know what they don’t know. I hope the list above gives you some peace of mind when hiring your wedding band or DJ. I also hope it prevents you from any stress or heartache because you were well-prepared. I am always shocked by the ridiculous things artists try to pull and am glad I have a good contract in place when they try anything!
Are you thinking of hiring a band or DJ? I would love to work with you to help you make sure you have all your bases covered! Reserve your wedding date today!
DISCLAIMER: Of course, I am only a wedding planner. If you have concerns about any type of contract, please consult a legal professional. This blog post is not legal advice. 🙂