I highly recommend that when you do get engaged to sit down with your future wife or husband and to list the things that are most important to you. For Snicks and I, it was good food, lots of booze and good music. We strongly believe those three things are in the equation to give our family and friends a good time. When it came down to the music, we decided pretty early on that we wanted a band. We are big fans of live music and I’ve always believed that a good band just escalates the heart and atmosphere of an event. Our only issue was, Snicks and I have the most eclectic taste in music on the planet. We love country music but Snick’s favorite band is Blink 182. We wanted a good mix of today’s hits and wedding classics. It’s hard enough to find a band that will be able to play everything we want, it’s even harder to find a band that could do it well.
That’s where the Benjamin’s came in. After finding a few sub par bands that Snicks immediately crossed off the list, I left finding a band in his hands. Doing a quick Google search, we found their wedding website, listened to their music and let’s just say it was love at first sight (or should I say hear?). They really fit all of our needs but we couldn’t help but wonder if it was too good to be true. So we went to go see them one night and we absolutely loved them. The great thing about The Benjamins is that they come with a DJ. Which means, that even when they’re not playing, there is someone playing good music. The set never ends!
We signed a contract and sent in our deposit immediately. The last thing we wanted was to lose The Benjamins to another booking. Keep in mind, finding a good wedding band that does everything you want will come with a price. But music was in our top three and in our minds, was worth the added cost. A few months later, we found out that The Benjamins were playing in Hoboken and we decided this was the perfect time to bring some of our friends and bridal party to experience the magic. Snicks and I were a bit worried because what if they sucked but once again, The Benjamins delivered. Snicks went up to them between sets and introduced himself and he said they remembered us. In the next set, they pulled me and one of my bridesmaids up to dance on stage. Even after the show they came up to us and we got a few pictures. Not only are they extremely talented, they’re extremely nice as well and it makes me anxious for them to play at our wedding even more.
Are you having a band or a DJ at your wedding? What about just an Ipod? What are in your fiance’s top three?