BOOK EARLY! Whether booking the David Cooley Band or another
reception band, I suggest as soon as you make your decision, book it!
Certain dates fill up faster than others and it can be somewhat random
from year to year. When you receive your contract, review, sign off, and
return with deposit ASAP. Don't lose the band you really want for your
AS SOON AS YOU BOOK, start thinking about your first dance and
father/daughter dance tune selections. If your father will not be
attending, consider a stand-in (uncle, brother, best man). If you have
other special requests, submit them as soon as possible after you book.
Don't leave these details 'til the last minute or you may not get what
you desire. That said, it's your wedding. You don't have to do any
special dances, bouquet toss, etc. Make yourself comfortable with the
APPOINT A DESIGNATED HELPER someone who will be a liaison
between you and the band. Even if you've hired a professional
coordinator or your reception venue provides one with their fee, pick a
friend or someone from your bridal party to check in with and to keep
things organized between you and the band, caterer, coordinator, etc.
Remember your bridal party (especially the bridesmaid and best man)
are there to serve you on your special day. Don't be shy about asking
them to "take care of biz" so you can relax and enjoy yourself that's
a big part of their job as attendants to the bride and groom. You
might even call on them to help with a few details during the planning
stages to lighten your load.
QUESTIONS? ASK, ASK, ASK consult your band leader! David Cooley
is available to answer questions, address concerns, and make suggestions
from the time you book until you climb into the limo at the end of the
DON'T WORRY ABOUT BAND BREAKS. At weddings, the timing of all the
incidentals (cake cutting, speeches, etc.) make playing times and break
times a bit irregular. If there's a long break because of non-music
activities, the band will make it up by playing an extra long set. Rest
assured youll get your money's worth from the David Cooley Band.
DON'T BE APOLOGETIC in asking for what you want, when you want
it. The David Cooley Band is at your reception to provide a service to
you and your family. We're there for you feel free to let us know
exactly what you desire.
HAVE FUN with it! Enjoy the process. This will make the reception
even more terrific!