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You’ve probably been to weddings before where the band plays a couple of songs, takes a break, comes back to play a few more and then breaks again. There is nothing that can ruin a wedding much more than a band that keeps interrupting the flow of the party.

Finding out how many breaks the band intends to take during your wedding is an important part of screening for the right musicians. It is a question that a lot of people don’t take the time to ask since they are more concerned about the pricing and the quality of music. While these are very important as well, you’ll want to find out how many breaks the band plans to take at your wedding.

There is going to be a lot of energy and enthusiasm during the reception and people are going to quickly get into party mode. Your guests will not be happy to see a constant interruption of music and you won’t be thrilled with this either. One or two breaks during the reception is more than enough time to give the band so that they can get refueled for the next set.

Timing the breaks

Work out a schedule for the breaks so that you can fill in the void with another activity. Perhaps during the first break the wedding bouquet can be thrown to one lucky would-be bride. You can also leave the cake cutting for the break or set aside a few speeches for this time. By filling in the void of silence you’ll be able to make sure that your guests never get bored.

Breaking the momentum

There is a lot of momentum that builds up during a wedding reception and you’ll want to make sure that it is not constantly interrupted. Some bands will take a break hourly, which will completely disturb this momentum. As well, you don’t want to end up paying an arm and a leg for a band that’s only planning on partially performing for the night. You can do better than that by finding a band that is dedicated to keeping the party hopping until the end of the night.

This is your wedding and you have the right to let the band know exactly what you are looking for. If they don’t agree, just move on until you find one that is willing to work with you and your schedule. You definitely need to make sure that you are going to get your full money’s worth out of this band and will want to hire one that is more concerned about performing than they are about taking breaks.

This article was written by Joel Mayer is a freelance writer who enjoys exploring The Latest Wedding Trends and events.  He writes on behalf of