Wedding Bands Ireland White Diamond
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The White Diamond wedding band – your questions answered

Yes, and we can reassure your Wedding Venue by providing them with the relevant paperwork if necessary.

When we confirm a booking, we ask for a small booking fee which is deducted from the total cost of the band at the end. 

 

Booking fee’s are non-refundable.  They reserve the date that you book exclusively as we turn away any other business, and they cover our costs to run the band including, transport, equipment, insurance, advertising, admin etc.

 

If Covid restrictions, your venue or force majeure cause an issue whereby the Band are no longer required, or permitted to play, we will work with our couples to find another available date.  In the event that the couple choose a date where we are already booked, we work a booking transfer system with the Wedding Band Association.

 

Refunds will only be given in the event that we cannot, by our own fault, fulfil our obligations as agreed.

Our preferred method of payment is cash on the night before the band starts.  Chasing payment at the end of the night is no fun after hours of work.  It also prevents any embarrassment if the person holding the balance can’t be found (yes this sometimes happens!)

 

Or you can pay by bank transfer, which must be cleared at least 3 days prior to the event.

Once we are given access to the area, it generally takes about 30 – 40 minutes. 

We’ll get the whole room waltzing with pleasure … we make sure that we cater for all age groups, so waltzes are part of our set. Note that the younger people often love old favourites, while older people often like the latest music – or at least pretend to!

It depends. We are sensitive to the nature of the guests or audience, so we change the level of loudness to suit. The band tests sound levels before playing and adjust accordingly to room size, number of guests and the general ‘vibe’ of the event. They also know how to work with hotel sound restrictions.

Of course. As with impromptu singers, though, our job is to keep people happily dancing and to fill the dancefloor, so we sometimes have to use our discretion when taking requests. A long list of requests can be difficult for a band to manage, and it can limit and disrupt them. White Diamond know what works well and can read what kind of music guests enjoy, so – apart from a sensible number of requests –it’s generally best to leave it to them.

Only by prior arrangement with the wedding couple as we have to make sure that there aren’t too many impromptu singers as this can slow down or disrupt the party.

 

You are paying for a professional band, so it’s best to discuss this in advance and let us know possible singers before we start our set, as we might advise limiting their number so as to ensure the programme keeps rocking.

We have a set list, which you can look at here. We’ll be glad to play songs you want, so just let us know your preferences. But we’re a live band and know from experience that it’s important to select music through the night as it progresses. We keep gauging the music the guests show a special liking for and choose accordingly, in order to have as many people as possible out on the dancefloor and enjoying themselves. It’s usually best if you have a look at the set list and indicate several songs you really want!!

Yes, indeed, you have the option of choosing a song from our set list, or asking us to learn a song that we don’t currently do.  We do need at least 6 weeks notice in order to make sure it’s right for the big day!  If you’re not sure what to choose, just ask us and we can give you a hand as we’ve found that some songs work really well.

 

 

We play for approximately two and a half hours inclusive of a fifteen minute break to allow the venue to serve refreshments but we can play straight through if you’d prefer.

The above two questions are usually the ones we are asked first. The answers depend on venue, time of year, day of week and other factors, but we give great value for money. To find out, please fill out the form on our contact page, give us a ring at 086-1912010 or send us an email at info@whitediamondband.ie

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