Listen, Listen, Listen
The most important way to know if you are hiring the right person is to listen to them play and sing. Seems simple enough, but many musicians do not offer this service!
>Bella Angel Music will play / sing for you LIVE and IN PERSON! This brings me to my next point…
The musician should offer a FREE initial music consultation.
>Bella Angel Music will play and sing a variety of songs / styles for you at your FREE consultation.
>After we meet, I will give you a FREE demo CD so that you can listen to Bella Angel Music’s sound at your leisure…in your car, while home relaxing, etc. Call me to set up your FREE consultation. Ellen 708.466.8553
Experience, Experience, Experience
How long has the company been in business?
>Bella Angel Music has been providing wedding music since 1986.
>I’ve also worked as a church music director for many years. I understand church customs and traditions and have knowledge of which songs are appropriate and will be allowed in a church wedding.
FREE demo CD
The musician should provide you with a FREE demo CD of singing and playing examples.
>Bella Angel Music provides you with a FREE demo CD with MP3s of singing and playing.
Website and Facebook Page
Does the musician have a website? Facebook fan page?
>Bella Angel Music has a website and FB page which offer: tons of information; coupons; customer reviews; MP3s; more!
The musician should be very knowledgeable of many styles and types of music (popular music AND church music).
>Bella Angel Music’s repertoire is quite extensive and depending on the location / setting of your wedding, most song requests can be met
>Bella Angel Music offers music for: wedding ceremonies; wedding Masses; cocktail hours; dinner hours
This is YOUR Wedding (not the Church’s)
If you’re getting married in a church, you can hire an outside musician and do not have to hire the church’s music director.
>There may still be some churches out there that will discourage you from hiring an outside musician, but remember this is your wedding and your special day!
>It’s also your money! Hire whom you want and the “sound” that you want. Do you want Adam Sandler or “the church lady”…or do you want beautiful music? =)
Reviews & References
Quite simply, the musician should be able to provide references / reviews.
>Bella Angel Music has many satisfied brides and grooms! Visit us online to read reviews: www.BellaAngelMusic.com
Most important, remember that this is YOUR DAY! Enjoy it and best wishes on this magical, wonderful journey. J Ellen
Call me with any questions or to set up your FREE consultation. Ellen 708.466.8553